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Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common workplace injuries in the U.S. Every year, 22 million Americans are working in environments with dangerous noise levels. Companies pay out $242 million in workers’ compensation every year. It’s no surprise they are looking for ways to better protect their employees. One way companies are doing this is by using safety equipment like acoustic blankets. Here are three reasons why. What Acoustic Blankets Do Industrial settings like construction sites can produce noise levels up to 120dB. For context, anything above 80dB is hazardous to human hearing. Factories, water treatment plants, and…

Your mom hasn’t been able to make her way around her home like she used to. More than once, you’ve had to rush over to help her get in the bathtub or cook her dinner. You don’t mind, but it’s hard to help your mom and take care of your own life at the same time. It might be time for you to get her a little extra assistance. Getting help for your aging parents isn’t an easy decision to make. It costs money and your parents might be afraid of losing their freedom. Still, sometimes it can’t be helped.…

As our loved ones age or become ill, it becomes a priority to make sure they are given the best care. Most people prefer to stay in their own homes surrounded by familiar things. They feel safe and secure there. Unfortunately, for many, they are no longer able to perform their usual daily activities without assistance. In addition, some need ongoing medical attention. To keep them out of assisted living, caregivers are brought in to help. Read on for information on the different types of caregivers. Family Caregiver What is a caregiver? It is simply someone who offers loving care…

Knowing that you need to make healthier decisions in your life and actually doing them is two different extremes. Often breaking bad habits and developing new routines that are far removed from what you’re used to can prove challenging. You may start making an effort but after a few days fall back to old ways. If you’re going to get the healthy mind and body you want you’ll have to dig deeper. Write Your Goals Down Start by writing down your health and fitness goals. Visualizing them can encourage you to work towards them daily. Whether it’s losing a couple…

It’s safe to say that life is hard on everyone these days. Unfortunately, mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, chronic stress, and burnout have altered the quality of life for millions across the country and around the world. The cause ranges from hectic schedules and unfulfilled dreams to genes and traumatic experiences, and the statistics continue to climb at alarming rates. Those who suffer from mental health problems often find that it goes beyond a psychological impact. It causes issues for individuals physically, financially, personally, and professionally. There are efficient treatment options out there for those who struggle mentally, but to…