Injuries & Illness
Nothing will work unless you do - Maya Angelou
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The fundamental ethos of natural selection dictates that species optimally adapt to a given environment over time. A present-day demonstration of this evolutionary principle is the pink salmon of Auke Creek, Alaska. This resilient species of fish migrates sooner every year in order to adapt to a global-warming-induced 0.5-degree-Fahrenheit annual increase in temperature. Similar environmentally provoked adaptations have been witnessed for generations. Species of owls and toads, for instance, have developed camouflage to slyly blend in with their surrounding environment. But what happens if those surroundings suddenly change?
We are mismatching ourselves with the surroundings that we have developed, despite knowledge that should make us wiser. If we continue along this path, we will be akin to a king Alaskan salmon leading his school to the tropics.
Here, we present the 10 most reported workplace accidents in our country, according to the National Safety Council, OSHA, and data compiled annually by Liberty Mutual Insurance from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National Academy of Social Insurance.
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