The release of the annual Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index always makes clear the causes of the most serious on-the-job injuries, as well as their financial costs to employers. Serious workplace injuries are defined as those that cause employees to miss five or more days from their jobs.
According to tradition, gifts for couples that are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary are to be of silver. Though no one is likely to buy the Bureau of Labor Statistics a gift, the federal government’s agency recently released an analysis of the labor data about on-the-job injuries and more that it has been collecting for a quarter of a century.
No one goes to their Jonesboro workplace expecting to get hurt. Unfortunately, people do get hurt on the job, often requiring them to take time off to recuperate from their injuries and to receive Georgia workers’ compensation until they can go back to work.
Employees invariably hope that their workplace is a safe one free of needless risks and opportunities for needless on-the-job injuries. It is easy to see the benefits to workers of a safe workplace. But what is in it for employers to create a workplace safe for employees? In a word: profits.
When work safety professionals discuss the types of injuries and events that result in injuries, they are often focused on the industries in which the injuries are most likely to occur. Sometimes they dive deeper into the numbers and examine the frequency with which certain types of injuries occur to men and women.
You can see them in Jonesboro offices, as well as in offices in Atlanta, the state of Georgia and across the U.S.: SSDs. OK, what’s an SSD? Sit-stand desks. Workers sit for awhile and then stand. Or they stand for awhile and then sit. The idea is that because “sitting is the new smoking,” the desks help employees be less sedentary and more mobile even as they are required by their duties to be at their desks.
It happens to us every day, but many of us are accustomed to ignoring the signs – and sometimes paying a painful price for doing so. Though all of us get sleepy every day, not all of us are able to get fully rested or get a good night’s sleep.
If you're hurt on the job, it's a good idea to get in touch with your workers' compensation attorney. While you can make a claim on your own, it's always a good idea to have someone on your side who knows the laws in your state and how to make sure your claim is handled properly.
Workers' compensation is an important protection for those who work in any field. Even office jobs can result in workplace injuries that impact your ability to earn wages and live a comfortable life.
Many things can have impacts on how safe things are out on the roads at night. This includes the condition of the headlights of the vehicles people are driving. As recent AAA research underscores, old and clouded headlights can pose major problems when it comes to nighttime driving.