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August 2018 Archives

Construction workers face the risk of scaffold injuries

Construction workers in North Carolina may deal with a number of job-related hazards on a daily basis. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 65 percent of workers in the construction industry frequently work at heights on scaffolds. This also means that some of the most common accidents suffered by construction workers involve scaffolds and related equipment, like lifts, ladders and hoists. Because they take place from heights, the injuries caused by scaffolding accidents can be severe and life-changing.

11 rules for safe chemical handling in North Carolina

Chemical handlers and their employers can consider the following safety rules, leaving out some and adding any of their own depending on the needs of their workplace. The first rule is to follow all established procedures. Employers therefore have to ensure proper training. Secondly, employers should have emergency procedures in place, such as for evacuation and incident reporting.

Study rates the worst states for aggressive driving

If you regularly encounter rude drivers who speed and swerve between lanes to avoid the next red light, you are not alone. Countless other drivers in North Carolina find it annoying, as well as frightening, to deal with aggressive drivers on a daily basis. You may also feel inclined to react to a rude driver in kind, although this wouldn’t be wise. Aggressive driving can quickly escalate into road rage.

Five safety tips for machine workers and their employers

Anyone in North Carolina who has to work around small or heavy-duty machinery should know about the dangers. Improper use of machinery, as well as its poor maintenance, can result in serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Both employees and employers will want to consider the five safety tips given below to prevent such incidents from occurring.

Struck-by injuries and how to prevent them

Among OSHA's Construction Focus Four (the four hazards that together cause the majority of fatalities at construction sites) is the struck-by object. Struck-by accidents constitute the widest range of threats, covering objects that fly, fall, swing or roll, so North Carolina workers will want to know how to prevent them.

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