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October 2019 Archives

Injured employees may receive help with workers' compensation

Employees who are injured in North Carolina may be entitled to certain benefits by filing a workers' compensation claim. These benefits may help those who are injured receive medical care for their injuries and some financial help while they heal.

How workers get hurt on the job

Employers in North Carolina and throughout the United States are encouraged to make employee safety a top priority. OSHA recently released its list of the 10 most common workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2019, and fall protection violations were the top cause of workplace injuries during that time period. Hazard communication, scaffolding and ladder violations were also among the top 10 most frequently cited violations. While these types of accidents can happen anywhere, they occur with regularity in the manufacturing sector.

Construction’s “Fatal Four” cause majority of worker deaths

As a North Carolina construction worker, you may have grown accustomed to spotting hazards around virtually every corner. You probably do everything in your power to protect yourself and stay safe on the job site. Your employer must also prioritize your safety, as well as that of other workers. Otherwise, serious, potentially life-threatening injuries can result.

Study finds reduced health among workers in dead-end jobs

Many variables influence job satisfaction in North Carolina. While pay is certainly a big factor, and a new study concludes that issues like schedule flexibility, job security and opportunity for advancement also influence the physical/mental health of workers.