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January 2019 Archives

First responders can suffer from anxiety disorders

At the Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., we understand that any job can be stressful. However, some industries can be especially taxing on Iowa workers’ physical and mental health. As a first responder, you may be well aware of this fact.

How can truck drivers prevent windshield damage in the winter?

Winter is one of the most common seasons for any vehicle to receive windshield damage. It could come from a crash after the driver failed to turn on the slush, or maybe they left some ice on there for too long and cracked it trying to get it off. It is arguably the most important season to have a clean and functional windshield for your personal safety, especially in a freezing state like Iowa.

What do meat packers have to worry about in the winter?

In the winter months, multiple industries have to endure cold and treacherous hazards that put thousands of workers at risk. Even workers that do not primarily work outdoors or drive excessively will have additional obstacles to face during their daily routines.

Could some road materials hurt Iowa workers and residents?

In an environmentally-conscious age, effective ways to reuse materials and preserve resources are encouraged and embraced by lawmakers, industries and citizens. However, some recycling and preservation methods may reduce waste and protect some elements of the environment, only to create or contribute to other problems. In some instances, the health and safety of Iowa employees and residents could be compromised.

The 4 main hazards of scaffolding

When you are working in the construction industry, you are likely to be working on a scaffold some or most of the time. They can be useful in building and repairing, as there are many types of scaffolding, but they can also pose a great danger to the individuals standing on them.

The trucking industry continues to wrestle with health concerns

The stock market has been rocky lately, but the job market is still tight and many companies continue to struggle to find enough skilled workers to fulfill their needs. One of the worst shortages is in the trucking industry. The freight consulting firm FTR Transportation Intelligence reports the strong economy and a torrid demand for hauling freight has left the U.S. in need of nearly 300,000 commercial truck drivers.

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