Top Injuries in Retail

Strains are most common injuries among retail workers

  • Work-related injuries are common in the retail industry due to the variety of tasks performed and services provided.
  • Although exposure is often preventable, claims among retail workers continue to rise.
  • The No. 1 injury among retail workers is a strain, which involves lifting, twisting, pushing, and pulling of items.
  • The other main injuries among retail workers are slips or falls, puncture wounds, being struck by a product, and motorized vehicle accidents.
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New Hampshire cuts rates

  • New Hampshire Insurance Department approved a rate proposal filed by the NCCI that will reduce voluntary loss costs by 14% on average.
  • Loss costs in the voluntary market have decreased in each of the last 12 years, and more than 63% cumulatively over this period.
  • The loss cost is the portion of an employer’s insurance premium that pays claims costs for work-related injuries.
  • The loss cost is ultimately used by insurers to set rates and premiums in the voluntary market.
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Another safety resource for migrant workers

  • The Department of Labor launched a website available in English and Spanish that features information on immigrant worker rights and other job-related resources.
  • – or – has information for workplace safety and health, recruitment, wages and hours, retaliation, discrimination and harassment, trafficking, support from a worker’s home country, and how to file a claim.
  • The website includes lists of FAQs and their corresponding answers. Among the questions:
  • In addition, the site has videos focused on specific workplace situations and how workers can get help.
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Investigation after serious injury at Boston Logan Airport

  • An investigation has been opened after a forklift operator was seriously injured in an accident outside Terminal C at Boston Logan Airport.
  • A man suffered life-threatening injuries after part of a forklift struck a stationary structure, which caused the forklift to fall on top of the victim.
  • The worker, a subcontractor for JetBlue, was doing maintenance work for the airline near Gate C26, according to MassPort.
  • There were no planes in the area at the time of the incident.
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