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TEST_START Workers Compensation News END_TEST For more information on keeping your workplace safe and avoiding workplace injuries, check out these resources on the Web.

Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Construction Workers
A series of 20 safety tip sheets for construction workers from the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling
People who do manual material handling are at a greater risk for suffering from musculoskeletal disorders, such as strains and sprains to the lower back, shoulders, and upper limbs. Published by California Department of Industrial Relations, this 68-page guidebook addresses what employers and workers can do to prevent manual material handling accidents and workplace injuries that result from them.

The Nation's Investment in Occupational Safety and Health Research
This two-page brochure summarizes National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) programs for improving workplace safety and health.

Young Workers' Guide
Every six minutes, a teenager in America is injured seriously enough on the job to need emergency treatment. This publication from the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division, provides information about what young workers and their employers can do to prevent injuries at work.

OSHA Safety and Health Topics
A comprehensive library of articles about workplace injuries, workplace illnesses and prevention.

Unsafe Working Conditions
To report unsafe conditions at your workplace, you may file a complaint online at the OSHA. Most often, complaints submitted online are followed up via phone or fax.

To file a signed, written complaint that may result in an onsite visit by an OSHA safety inspector visit the OSHA Web site to find out how to submit a complaint in your state.

Social Security Disability Benefits
For an estimate of how much you will receive in disability benefits, visit the Social Security Administration and input information about your earnings history.

Applying for Social Security Disability
There are three ways that you may apply for Social Security disability benefits:

1. Online at https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/ISBA/main.html
2. At your local Social Security Office. Visit https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/FOLO/fo001.jsp to find the closest Social Security Office
3. By calling 1-800-772-1213

Adult Disability Starter Kit
If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you may find it helpful to request an Adult Disability Starter Kit from the Social Security Administration. These kits are available online at http://www.ssa.gov

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Reporting Unsafe Working Conditions

Reporting Unsafe Working Conditions

Workers in the US are entitled to work under safe conditions. If you observe unsafe conditions or practices, report the problem immediately to your supervisor.
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