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November 2018 Archives

Focus on space when driving near trucks

North Carolina motorists are likely aware that tractor trailers pose a big threat to passenger vehicles. There is some good news to report in that deaths during the transportation of freight across the United States declined by nearly 24 percent between 2000 and 2015. Unfortunately, there are still roughly 4,000 deaths annually caused by collisions involving big trucks. While there are about 10 times that amount caused by other traffic incidents, improving safety around commercial motor vehicles remains a huge priority for regulators and law enforcement across the country.

How to work outdoors when it's cold out

Even in North Carolina, the ground can be covered in ice and snow during the winter months. This can create treacherous conditions for workers to be exposed to. It can also lead to equipment malfunctions and hazards if they are not taken care of properly. For instance, a snow blower can get clogged with snow after minimal or moderate use. Improper cleaning of the blower could result in broken bones or lacerations.

3 causes of holiday injuries for retail workers

As the winter holiday season gets into full swing, your retail store is becoming busier, more demanding and hazardous. Not only can you face distractions and stress due to your personal holiday to-do list, but your job itself may become particularly dangerous during this festive time of year. 

Misclassification as a contractor could cost you workers' comp

You work as a forklift operator in a warehouse. One day, a heavy box falls from a high shelf--landing on you and crushing your shoulder. You have to have emergency surgery, and you're unable to work for months. To add insult to injury, your manager informs you that you're not eligible for workers' compensation--because you're an independent contractor, not an employee.

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