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Month: September 2021

September 20, 2021
Worker Safety
Heavy machinery can improve the efficiency and quality of jobs in specific industries. However, working around such equipment can also substantially increase the safety risks for operators. Workers who understand the importance of vigilance and compliance can take control of their safety on the job. In conjunction with the efforts of their employers, workers can […]
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April 14, 2021
Worker Safety
For some North Carolina workers, a bad day on the job means missing a deadline or getting yelled at by the boss. For others, it could mean becoming seriously injured or worse. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, on-the-job deaths have increased 9% between 2014 and 2019. What […]
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February 17, 2021
Worker Safety
There are several types of injuries that can happen in the workplace, some of which may not be obvious. In North Carolina, employees may be entitled to workers’ compensation for injuries sustained on the job. Construction and manufacturing Construction and manufacturing employees can fall from ladders or rooftops and can be hit by falling debris. While they […]
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February 3, 2021
Worker Safety
Construction work is an ongoing process in the North Carolina. Barely a day goes by when we do not see roadwork, the erection of a new building or the refurbishing of an existing building. However, construction is a dangerous profession, especially considering many construction workers work at tall heights and with heavy machinery. The following […]
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November 30, 2020
Worker Safety
Multiple injuries and one fatality resulted recently after a car crashed into a median on I-540 outside of Raleigh. The accident occurred when the driver, heading north on I-540, swerved to avoid hitting a car in front of him near the five-mile marker. He veered into the median instead, hitting four road workers and killing one. Moises […]
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November 5, 2020
Worker Safety
Workers in health care face more dangers than construction workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Health care workers and workers in other higher risk occupations should assure that they pursue their rights to workers' compensation if they are injured on the job. Injury rates Building a hospital is safer than working in one, according to federal […]
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