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July 2013 Archives

Work safety remains unanswered concern for many North Carolinians

The U.S. government estimates that more than 4,000 U.S. workers die each year while performing work-related duties. Factor in potential work-related illnesses and diseases, and the number of U.S. worker deaths climbs to a staggering 49,000 annually. These numbers, and recent horrific workplace accidents, have raised concern among many safety advocates, politicians and American workers who question whether state and federal government are doing enough to promote and enforce workplace safety. 

Work safety remains unanswered concern for many North Carolinians

The U.S. government estimates that more than 4,000 U.S. workers die each year while performing work-related duties. Factor in potential work-related illnesses and diseases, and the number of U.S. worker deaths climbs to a staggering 49,000 annually. These numbers, and recent horrific workplace accidents, have raised concern among many safety advocates, politicians and American workers who question whether state and federal government are doing enough to promote and enforce workplace safety. 

McDonald's workers protest hot working conditions

It's summer in North Carolina and as the temperatures rise, many residents choose to stay indoors in the the comfort of air conditioning. Most indoor workplaces, particularly those within the restaurant and hospitality industries. provide patrons and workers with an air-conditioned environment. However, workers at one McDonald's restaurant recently walked off the job after their employer failed to fix a broken air conditioning unit.

McDonald's workers protest hot working conditions

It's summer in North Carolina and as the temperatures rise, many residents choose to stay indoors in the the comfort of air conditioning. Most indoor workplaces, particularly those within the restaurant and hospitality industries. provide patrons and workers with an air-conditioned environment. However, workers at one McDonald's restaurant recently walked off the job after their employer failed to fix a broken air conditioning unit.

OSHA warns of dangers associated with temporary employment

The recent economic collapse of 2008, adversely impacted many American businesses. Companies across all business sectors were forced to reduce costs often laying off large numbers of workers. Even as the American economy improves, many of those companies and industries most impacted are leery to increase their workforce. As a result, many are turning to employment agencies and hiring temporary employees.

OSHA warns of dangers associated with temporary employment

The recent economic collapse of 2008, adversely impacted many American businesses. Companies across all business sectors were forced to reduce costs often laying off large numbers of workers. Even as the American economy improves, many of those companies and industries most impacted are leery to increase their workforce. As a result, many are turning to employment agencies and hiring temporary employees.

Construction worker injured after falling into 20 foot hole

Construction work sites are often riddled with many dangers. From falling debris to heavy moving machinery, construction workers are forced to navigate numerous potentially dangerous situations on a daily basis. Thankfully, the majority of construction companies take necessary measures to ensure that work sites are as safe and as hazard-free as possible. Additionally, the majority of construction companies take steps to ensure that construction workers are properly trained and educated about various safety procedures.

Construction worker injured after falling into 20 foot hole

Construction work sites are often riddled with many dangers. From falling debris to heavy moving machinery, construction workers are forced to navigate numerous potentially dangerous situations on a daily basis. Thankfully, the majority of construction companies take necessary measures to ensure that work sites are as safe and as hazard-free as possible. Additionally, the majority of construction companies take steps to ensure that construction workers are properly trained and educated about various safety procedures.