To date, OSHA has no federal standards for the protection of indoor and outdoor workers against extremely hot environments. This heat exposure can lead to an often fatal condition called heat stress. Federal data shows that heat stress killed 783 U.S. workers and seriously injured 69,374 others between the years 1992 and 2016. North Carolina residents should know, however, that there may be changes on the way.
North Carolina residents who submit a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance should be aware of how their work history and medical records are used in the ultimate determination. A claimant's work history and medical records will be reviewed by a disability examiner at the Disability Determination Services.
Traffic accidents happen every day to all types of people. Some are more susceptible to collisions than others, such as bikers, due to the nature of their vehicles. Also, passenger cars are most prevalent on the road, giving them the highest crash rate out of all vehicle (and nonvehicle) types in North Carolina, reports the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
According to a new study, North Carolina residents could be at risk for heat stroke even when the heat index is less than 91 degrees. If a person has heart disease, diabetes or uses illicit drugs, they could have a fluid imbalance. Workers could also be more likely to experience heat stroke if they are required to work outside while wearing bulky clothing.
Law enforcement, emergency medical technicians, government employees and healthcare workers in North Carolina have a chance of encountering unpredictable and dangerous conditions while doing their jobs. Often associated with urban environments, homeless camps or methamphetamine labs produce problems like used needles, dumped hazardous chemicals or violent people protecting territory. The founder of an occupational safety company advises employers to identify potential risks to workers and train them how to protect their safety.
Esurance and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety both claim that the Fourth of July, more than any other day, is the worst for deadly car crashes. Drivers in North Carolina will want to be careful if they intend on traveling during the upcoming holiday weekend. Nearly 200 highway deaths occur each year over the July Fourth weekend, and 40 percent of all highway deaths are caused by drunk drivers during this same time period.