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How can you stay safer while using a ladder?

Staying safe while at work doesn't have to be difficult. If you work with ladders, there are many safety techniques you can use to stay safe. Your employer should train everyone in the proper use of a ladder and have information on ladder safety in the workplace.

Holiday parties and injuries: Can you get workers' compensation?

If you're hurt during a holiday party at work, can you be compensated and seek a claim through workers' compensation? Well, that isn't always an easy answer. Depending on where the party takes place and what happened, your employer may not be liable.

Can you minimize the dangers of working with electricity?

Working with electricity can be dangerous, which is why it's so vital that you have the right safety training and education. When employers don't provide this education or you aren't protected with the right equipment, you could be at risk of being electrocuted.

New program launches to reduce fatalities on the roads

North Carolina has launched a new program called NC Vision Zero to help eliminate deaths as a result of traffic accidents on the roads in the state. An Oct. 5 news release from Equipment World reports that the goal of the program is to educate agencies about the dangers on the roads, to add enforcement to the roads and to engineer safer roads overall.

What kinds of workplace hazards are there?

Workplaces have a responsibility to protect workers from harm. That means reducing the probability of workers coming into contact with dangerous or hazardous substances, materials and equipment. If you're injured at work because your employer doesn't take safety seriously, you may be entitled to workers' compensation and other benefits as a result of your injuries.

Heat illnesses in the workplace and the dangers to workers

Heat-related illnesses are a very real and serious thing. They can be life-threatening or deadly in worst-case scenarios. The real tragedy is that in most cases, these injuries and deaths can be completely avoided simply by providing workers with a way to cool down, water to prevent dehydration, and frequent breaks.

You deserve compensation after a coal mining accident

Coal mining accidents can seem like a relic of the past, but they still happen today. There are many causes for these accidents, from methane explosions to collapses, burns and falls. There are a number of dangers that miners know they'll be exposed to, but the failure to provide the right equipment, to train miners adequately and to maintain the integrity of the cave or mine will likely lead to accidents that could have been prevented.

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