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April 2016 Archives

NCDOT employees injured in workplace accident

No workplace can be 100 percent safe, and workers in different industries can face very different risks. Construction workers typically deal with faulty equipment or unstable scaffolding, while office or retail workers are perhaps more likely to suffer repetitive-movement injuries. The workplace in which workers are present can also add to the potential risks. Such was the case for North Carolina Department of Transportation workers whose workplace accident occurred on the side of a highway.

Workplace accidents startling high in recycling industry

People in North Carolina and across the rest of the United States recently observed Earth Day. With a focus on reducing, reusing and recycling, many individuals feel confident that putting their blue bins curbside is making an important change. While recycling might be good for the planet, the process is not so good for its workers. Workplace accidents are a common feature of recycling plants.

Collapsed beam kills 1 in construction accident

An out-of-state worker is dead and several others injured after a steel beam collapsed during an ongoing construction project. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was on the scene of the construction accident soon afterward. OSHA investigations play a pivotal role in creating the safest possible workplaces in North Carolina and across the rest of the United States.

Study: Workers with sleep apnea at higher risk of injury

Readers of this blog should know that getting a good night's sleep can be crucial to our health. Unfortunately, there are some people for whom this proves to be a considerable challenge. For example, if you suffer from sleep apnea, you are likely not getting the rest you need.