Healthcare is a booming industry. Especially as the baby boomer generation ages, there is an increased demand for healthcare workers. Unfortunately, there are also many hazards healthcare workers face. Some of these potential workplace hazards that can cause serious illness and injury to healthcare workers including (but not limited to) long term disability and death.
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Find out about how to receive Workers’ Compensation on Long Island for injuries in the workplace.
Winter weather creates a variety of hazards that can cause work-related injuries. Employers must do their best to keep their staff safe in cold, snow, and ice.
EducationEmployers should have guidelines and procedures specifically for working in winter conditions. Employees should know what these rules are and they should be strictly enforced. Additionally, employees who will be exposed to winter elements should be taught to watch for signs of cold stress. Cold stress is when an individual's skin temperature starts to drop. If cold exposure continues, the internal temperature of a person's body could drop which can lead to serious long-term injury and even death. Understanding warning signs of cold stress to watch for in oneself and one's co-workers can prevent illness and injury. Employees should learn how to treat cold stress in their specific work environments. This can include moving out of the wind, changing wet clothing, and...
You've been the victim of a work accident or injury and the insurance company wants you to settle. They are offering you money today if you just sign on the dotted line. Should you take the offer, counteroffer, or pursue your day in court? There isn't an easy answer to this question.