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September 2018 Archives

Using past data to protect workers

OSHA generally considers events that result in worker injuries or illnesses to be "incidents" as opposed to accidents. This is because many injuries or illnesses to North Carolina workers or others are predictable even if they aren't expected. Employers who keep good records of how workers were injured or got sick in the past may be able to use that information to keep them safe in the future.

3 common accidents in industrial workplaces

Working in an industrial environment is challenging for a number of reasons. Whether you are employed at a warehouse, manufacturing plant or retail factory, you face a unique set of risks because of your environment. Like any other workplace, you are vulnerable to slipping and falling, muscle injuries and lacerations, but there are some additional injuries that are more common amongst industrial workers.

Common causes of construction site accidents

Construction workers in North Carolina and around the country perform extremely dangerous tasks. Data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reveals that the construction sector accounts for more than 20 percent of all private sector worker deaths despite employing only about 6 percent of the population. Deaths in the industry reached almost 1,000 in 2016 according to OSHA, and a great many of these workers died in accidents caused by five common construction site hazards.

Reducing backup crashes with car safety tech

North Carolina residents who are on the market for new cars may want to consider the benefits of rear automatic braking. This is because a report has shown that this technology can reduce the chance of a backup crash by 62 percent. If the brakes are combined with rearview cameras and backup warning sensors, that same risk goes down by an estimated 78 percent.