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Concussion Awareness

September 20, 2019 is Concussion Awareness Day and is recognized by the Brain Injury Association of America. During this day, it’s important to learn the signs of a concussion and what you can do to prevent them. Raising awareness about concussions can help people get the treatment they need for their injury. 

Signs of a Concussion

There are many signs of a concussion that can occur after you experience a concussion. Signs can be physical, cognitive and emotional. Some signs you may experience include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea 
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Post traumatic amnesia – can’t recall injury
  • More emotional than usual
  • Easily irritated
  • More impulsive
  • Changes in personality
  • Sleeping more
  • Not feeling as rested after sleep
  • Sleep cycle disturbed
  • Difficulty learning new information
  • Can’t keep up with conversations
  • Can’t think clearly
  • Word finding problems
  • Slowed reaction times


Head injuries are one of the five most common injuries in construction. There are many things that you can do to prevent concussions. Some steps you can take to reduce your risk of concussions include:

  • Always wear a helmet when biking, riding a motorcycle, skating,
  • skiing, horseback riding or contact sports
  • Wear head protection such as hard hats while working
  • Always wear a seatbelt in the car
  • Remove tripping hazards
  • Use handrails when taking the stairs
  • Use caution when working from heights
  • Be aware of signage alerting you of wet surfaces

Med Tech Division

At Total Safety Consulting, we have a fully capable onsite Med Tech division for your jobsite to asses head injuries. Our Med Tech division can identify concussions and get injured employees the treatment they need. TSC’s team will document, assess, treat and help get your workers back to work. Identifying concussions when they happen is very important to getting the treatment your worker needs. TSC Med Tech will help get your worker back to work after sustaining a concussion. Learn more about our Med Tech Division. 

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