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The risks of occupational skin diseases

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health estimates that more than 13 million employees are at risk of suffering a range of occupational illnesses and injuries because of exposure to chemicals. It is important for North Carolina workers in certain industries to be aware of their risk of exposure. Employees who are at the highest risk of skin exposure-related injury or illness are those who work in the health care, cosmetology, food service and agriculture industries. Other industries with a high risk include construction, painting, mechanics, cleaning and printing.

The World Health Organization takes action against asbestos

In North Carolina and around the country, people may be surprised to learn that the World Health Organization estimates that roughly 125 million people around the world are exposed to asbestos while at work. Despite being banned in the United States, this dangerous chemical lingers in many commercial and even residential buildings. The material has been used in all types of building from homes to government centers, and it can be found in floor tiles, insulation, gaskets and even automotive brake pads.

Workplace illnesses and workers' compensation

When most people in North Carolina think about workers' compensation, they think of scenarios in which a worker is physically injured on the job through an accident. The state's workers' compensation laws also provide for benefits in situations in which a worker has contracted certain illnesses due to exposure on the job, however.

Work accident prevention plan may be necessary in North Carolina

Taking a temporary break from work is easy to embrace when a person is going on vacation or is voluntarily using paid time off to fulfill a certain commitment. However, not being able to go to work due to a work accident can be hard for an employee to handle due to the potential of suffering lost wages as well as the discomfort caused by the mishap. Workers' compensation can be helpful for a worker in this situation in North Carolina. However, companies may benefit from instituting injury prevention programs designed to keep such a situation from happening in the first place.

Work accident prevention plan may be necessary in North Carolina

Taking a temporary break from work is easy to embrace when a person is going on vacation or is voluntarily using paid time off to fulfill a certain commitment. However, not being able to go to work due to a work accident can be hard for an employee to handle due to the potential of suffering lost wages as well as the discomfort caused by the mishap. Workers' compensation can be helpful for a worker in this situation in North Carolina. However, companies may benefit from instituting injury prevention programs designed to keep such a situation from happening in the first place.

Work accident, illness cases increasing in North Carolina

When an employee says goodbye to family, leaves the house and goes to work, it is normal to believe that he or she will return home in good health at the end of the day. However, sometimes this doesn't happen due to a work illness or work accident in North Carolina. The problem in today's society is that fewer labor department judges are available to handle the rising number of caseloads involving employees who become sick in the workplace.

Work accident, illness cases increasing in North Carolina

When an employee says goodbye to family, leaves the house and goes to work, it is normal to believe that he or she will return home in good health at the end of the day. However, sometimes this doesn't happen due to a work illness or work accident in North Carolina. The problem in today's society is that fewer labor department judges are available to handle the rising number of caseloads involving employees who become sick in the workplace.

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.

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