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May 2013 Archives

Railroad worker disabled by work duties sues employer

Every day across the country and in states like North Carolina, millions of hard-working men and women go to work. For some, their work day consists of sitting at a desk and typing on a computer. For others, a day at work includes more strenuous physical activities and manual labor. Regardless of work environment and duties, workplace injuries can result.

Railroad worker disabled by work duties sues employer

Every day across the country and in states like North Carolina, millions of hard-working men and women go to work. For some, their work day consists of sitting at a desk and typing on a computer. For others, a day at work includes more strenuous physical activities and manual labor. Regardless of work environment and duties, workplace injuries can result.

OSHA inspectors fine business over serious safety violations

Workplace accidents can impact employees in every work setting and industry. There are certain industries, however, that by their very nature are more hazardous. For example, in recent years the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ramped up efforts to enforce safe workplace policies at those businesses within the metals industry. 

OSHA inspectors fine business over serious safety violations

Workplace accidents can impact employees in every work setting and industry. There are certain industries, however, that by their very nature are more hazardous. For example, in recent years the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ramped up efforts to enforce safe workplace policies at those businesses within the metals industry. 

Thousands of U.S. workers die needlessly each year

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the federal agency that oversees the safety and inspection of workplaces across the country. While the agency has been instrumental in helping bring about positive changes related to improvements in workplace safety policies and regulations, both state and federal OSHA bureaus are significantly underfunded. As such, many workplaces around the country continue to operate despite glaring hazards and safety violations putting hundreds of thousands of workers at risk for being involved in workplace accidents. 

Thousands of U.S. workers die needlessly each year

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the federal agency that oversees the safety and inspection of workplaces across the country. While the agency has been instrumental in helping bring about positive changes related to improvements in workplace safety policies and regulations, both state and federal OSHA bureaus are significantly underfunded. As such, many workplaces around the country continue to operate despite glaring hazards and safety violations putting hundreds of thousands of workers at risk for being involved in workplace accidents. 

Worker files lawsuit after suffering fall from ladder

Fall accidents are amongst some of the most common and serious of all workplace accidents. Individuals employed as construction workers, contractors and painters are often prone to sustaining fall injuries as assigned work duties often require such workers to employ the use of scaffolding and ladders. In cases where employees are not properly trained and employers do not provide necessary safety equipment, serious workplace fall accidents can result.

Worker files lawsuit after suffering fall from ladder

Fall accidents are amongst some of the most common and serious of all workplace accidents. Individuals employed as construction workers, contractors and painters are often prone to sustaining fall injuries as assigned work duties often require such workers to employ the use of scaffolding and ladders. In cases where employees are not properly trained and employers do not provide necessary safety equipment, serious workplace fall accidents can result.

Report sheds light on workplace fatality reporting errors

The North Carolina Department of Labor recently released statistics related to the number of injuries and fatalitis that occur at workplaces around the state. While the Labor Department reports that during 2012 a total of 35 workers where killed while performing work-related duties, researchers at the National Council on Occupational Safety adn Health contendbelieve that number to be far greater. 

Report sheds light on workplace fatality reporting errors

The North Carolina Department of Labor recently released statistics related to the number of injuries and fatalitis that occur at workplaces around the state. While the Labor Department reports that during 2012 a total of 35 workers where killed while performing work-related duties, researchers at the National Council on Occupational Safety adn Health contendbelieve that number to be far greater.