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What are the Workplace Injuries in a Stadium?

Every workplace carries some degree of hazardous conditions.  Even office work can have its share of hazards on the job, especially if the employer is negligent in some way.  Working a stadium can involve a whole different set of hazards that are normally not incurred by other types of employees. Stadium workers can be subject to workplace hazards such as: Excessive noise Falls attributable to uneven flooring Falls attributable to lack of railings or defective railings Excessive stress as a[…] Read More


What are the Risks of Retail Work?

At first glance, retail work may not seem like a high-risk work environment, yet a closer look can reveal some hazards that are specific to this line of work. Like other workers hurt on the job, retail employees sustaining an injury are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Some Hazards of Working in Retail Retail workers can encounter a variety of hazards.  Some of the primary hazards at retail jobs include the following risks: Slip and fall accidents. Employees should be[…] Read More


What Should Employees Know about Back Injuries at the Workplace?

A back injury can easily disrupt one’s daily life.  Not only can they be quite painful and at times debilitating, but also back pain can last for a lengthy period if not treated properly.  Furthermore, a back injury can occur during almost any activity, especially at the workplace.  Whether the job has physical requirements, such as lifting a patient or walking a salesfloor, or is not as rigorous such as sitting at a desk, the risk of suffering a back[…] Read More


What is the Link between Night Shift Work and Asthma?

Some medical conditions can worsen in the evening, and asthma can be included in that category.  Although the medical community cannot be completely sure the reasoning behind why asthma may be worse at night, there are some theories that point to neurohormonal changes that occur in the evening that can trigger a person’s asthma.  Hormones such as epinephrine, cortisol, and melatonin are all related to the body’s circadian rhythm.  When there is an imbalance, inflammation of the airways can occur,[…] Read More


Which Work Injuries are Common to Teachers?

With school starting up in a few weeks, it means students, for the most part, will be returning to in-person learning. Teachers will also be returning to the classroom, and although they have no doubt missed being in front of their students, there are a few common injuries for which they should be aware. Although giving out lesson plans and administering tests may not appear to be that risky for teachers, the truth is they are prone to significant work-related[…] Read More


How can Workers Use a Forklift Safely?

Forklift safety is an important concern in warehouses and other settings where forklifts are commonplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that accidents while using forklifts cause almost 35,000 serious injuries in the workplace and nearly 90 fatalities each year in the United States. OSHA also estimates that nearly a quarter of these accidents were as a result of inadequate training. Employers can approach forklift safety from a multi-faceted approach by educating the employees and also making upgrades[…] Read More


What are Some Workplace Summer Safety Tips?

Summer is an optimal time for many outdoor worksites to increase production, and there may be an increase in hours if the work is related to hospitality.   Although workers may be experiencing good pay over the summer season, it is important for employers to ensure worker safety in the summer sun and heat.   Employers should enforce summer safety rules and employees should advocate for themselves when work conditions may interfere with their safety while working in the heat. Although Workers’[…] Read More


Why is Amazon Prime Day Dangerous to Warehouse Workers?

Consumers look forward to Amazon Prime Day every year, which is really two days now. Amazon warehouse workers? Not so much. During the pandemic, there were many reports of Amazon warehouse workers being forced to work overtime, work while sick, and be denied bathroom breaks. These conditions should not occur, and some workers fought back. Many workers have the same feelings about Amazon Prime Day and, with that made-up holiday just behind us, many workers are now feeling the effects,[…] Read More


What Should Hotel Workers Know about Workers’ Compensation?

Competition remains fierce among companies in the hospitality industry as they compete for travelers’ business. To compete, many hotels, motels, inns, and resorts have increased their perks. These amenities can include everything from frequent towel service to luxurious bedding, all of which can take a physical toll on hospitality workers. In fact, statistics show that hospitality workers report injuries at greater-than-average rates compared with workers in other fields. This means that many hospitality workers need to avail themselves of Workers’[…] Read More


What Happens if I Crash the Company Car? 

Being in a car accident with the company car involves sorting out issues that do not arise after other car accidents. Figuring out which insurance policy or program covers what losses and how to process claims can be confusing.  The outcome will be based on the circumstances under which the accident happened, what caused the accident, and how the state where the accident took place regulates car insurance claims. When Did the Accident Happen? Companies allow their employees to use[…] Read More