In North Carolina, construction workers often head to the job knowing that they face the risk of serious workplace accidents and injuries, even when they follow standard safety protocol. The large, heavy materials and equipment used in constructing buildings and digging trenches can lead to devastating injuries. In addition, statistics indicate that very serious construction accidents, including fatal accidents, are on an upward trend. Between 2011 and 2015, the number of construction workers killed due to workplace accidents rose by 26 percent.
Summer is here which means barbeque season and long, hot days at the beach. Always remember that drinking and driving are not worth your safety and the safety of others. Have fun and enjoy the weather, but make sure you have a plan and a designated driver. If your plan falls through, there are other options such as cabs, Uber, or Lyft to keep you safe this summer.
Back problems are a major cause of concern for many workers in the Jacksonville area. Slips and falls, lifting strains and repetitive movements commonly lead to back injuries in the workplace. You might not think much of having a sore back after lifting a few boxes at work. Eventually, that soreness may not go away but worsen, indicating something more serious such as torn ligaments, pinched nerves, herniated discs or something else.