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OSHA fines company regarding toxic exposure

Companies in North Carolina have an obligation to keep their employees safe and healthy to the best of their abilities. That is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration exists – to ensure that businesses are following outlined protocols that will minimize risk to workers. However, OSHA officials claim that one company in another state failed to do just that by subjecting employees to toxic exposure.

OSHA investigating amusement park worker's workplace injury

North Carolina families visit theme and amusement parks generally to have an escape and enjoy themselves. They often don't consider how much work goes into running a park and ensuring guests' happiness and safety. They may be even less likely to realize how dangerous certain jobs relating to amusement parks can sometimes be. A recent accident at the popular Carowinds theme park reminds park patrons that the possibility of a workplace injury is a very real risk for amusement park workers.

OSHA fines company in 2 deaths after scaffolding fall

The construction is dangerous. Many companies in North Carolina and around the nation take all of the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of workers. However, accidents still happen and sometimes they can be attributed to the negligence of an employer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration claims that this is the case in the deaths of two workers after a scaffolding fall.

Paper plant accused of being negligent employer by OSHA

Employees should feel safe while at work. Those who perform industrial work in North Carolina often do so in dangerous circumstances, simply because of their work conditions. However, a negligent employer can unnecessarily increase that risk. This is what authorities are saying after the recent inspection of an out-of-state paper plant revealed several safety hazards.

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