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More attention being given to mental health of workers

Physical workplace accidents are very high profile. They are relatively easy to see, often come about suddenly and unexpectedly, and can be very damaging to the victim's wellbeing. Yet, mental medical conditions related to work are just as common.

More attention being given to mental health of workers

Physical workplace accidents are very high profile. They are relatively easy to see, often come about suddenly and unexpectedly, and can be very damaging to the victim's wellbeing. Yet, mental medical conditions related to work are just as common.

Study links 13 percent of workplace accidents to poor sleep

Most North Carolina workers likely have at least one thing they turn to when feeling tired at work. Coffee, energy drinks or a brisk walk around the office are all commonly employed remedies to combat the grogginess often associated with a poor night's sleep. Millions of Americans struggle to get a good and restful night of sleep. For many, ongoing and sustained disruptions in sleep may adversely impact both their physical and mental wellbeing.

Study links 13 percent of workplace accidents to poor sleep

Most North Carolina workers likely have at least one thing they turn to when feeling tired at work. Coffee, energy drinks or a brisk walk around the office are all commonly employed remedies to combat the grogginess often associated with a poor night's sleep. Millions of Americans struggle to get a good and restful night of sleep. For many, ongoing and sustained disruptions in sleep may adversely impact both their physical and mental wellbeing.

Why carpal tunnel syndrome is serious

Many North Carolina residents have likely heard about carpal tunnel syndrome. Few, however, likely fully understand exactly what it is, how it develops or the devastating impact it can have on an individual's life. CTS occurs when the median nerve, which runs from an individual's neck to their wrist, becomes compressed. In most cases, this compression is the result of repeated compression and injury to what's known as the carpal tunnel which is comprised of an individual's bone structure and houses not only the median nerve, but also several tendons.

Why carpal tunnel syndrome is serious

Many North Carolina residents have likely heard about carpal tunnel syndrome. Few, however, likely fully understand exactly what it is, how it develops or the devastating impact it can have on an individual's life. CTS occurs when the median nerve, which runs from an individual's neck to their wrist, becomes compressed. In most cases, this compression is the result of repeated compression and injury to what's known as the carpal tunnel which is comprised of an individual's bone structure and houses not only the median nerve, but also several tendons.

Labor department aims to prevent heat-related injuries

As the June heat creeps and sets in across North Carolina, area residents are feeling the effects. While many North Carolina residents welcome the sun and heat and look forward to enjoying summertime activities, such heat and high temperatures  can be deadly to workers who carry out the majority of work duties outside. While workers in industries such as construction and argiculture are most readily impacted, even workers who spend a few minutes outside in extreme heat may suffer heat-induced injuries.

Labor department aims to prevent heat-related injuries

As the June heat creeps and sets in across North Carolina, area residents are feeling the effects. While many North Carolina residents welcome the sun and heat and look forward to enjoying summertime activities, such heat and high temperatures  can be deadly to workers who carry out the majority of work duties outside. While workers in industries such as construction and argiculture are most readily impacted, even workers who spend a few minutes outside in extreme heat may suffer heat-induced injuries.

Construction worker killed by falling beam

Regardless of position or place of employment, any employee can be the victim of a workplace accident. Truck drivers, office workers and medical professionals are all prone to suffer certain types of work-related accidents and injuries ranging from repetitive motion injuries to those sustained from falls or heavy lifting. Some professions are definitely more dangerous than others and employees who work within the construction industry are often exposed to a variety of potentially dangerous scenarios on a daily basis.

Construction worker killed by falling beam

Regardless of position or place of employment, any employee can be the victim of a workplace accident. Truck drivers, office workers and medical professionals are all prone to suffer certain types of work-related accidents and injuries ranging from repetitive motion injuries to those sustained from falls or heavy lifting. Some professions are definitely more dangerous than others and employees who work within the construction industry are often exposed to a variety of potentially dangerous scenarios on a daily basis.

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