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Obesity in the Workforce – An Expanding Problem
Posted on 5 Sep 2014 by LexisNexis Occupational Injuries & Illnesses S

American waistlines are expanding, with the adult obesity rate estimated by some to be as high as 40%. The obesity rate in the workforce has historically been lower than that of the general population, but this too is on the increase. Obese workers reportedly... Read More

Missouri: Sleepy Worker Collects Disability for Breaking Her Ankle
Posted on 22 May 2015 by Martin Klug

The Commission in a 2-1 opinion affirmed an award of disability of more than $82,000 for a worker who fell because of a sleep disorder caused by working long shifts. Riggins v My Camp , 2015 MO WCLR Lexis 47 (May 14, 2015) An injured worker must show... Read More

Shift Work Sleep Disorder
Posted on 22 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Occupational Injuries & Illnesses S

Shift work sleep disorder, also called shift work disorder, is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder characterized by symptoms of tiredness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and excessive daytime sleepiness. Shift work sleep disorder can lead to accidents and... Read More