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Workplace injury dangers greater for older workers

Baby boomers keep breaking the rules. They are more likely to live longer and choose to work longer than previous generations. Unfortunately, there is a downside to continuing their careers, the Associated Press reports.

Shining a light on a media darling with workplace safety issues

It is safe to say that Elon Musk is a media darling. The billionaire founder of electric car manufacturer Tesla is riding a wave of public and media adoration on the heels of the unveiling of the Model 3 Tesla. The recent offering is widely touted as the first affordable -- and attractive and cool -- electric car.

North Carolina workers lauded for millions of safe work hours

It's less than an hour's drive west from Charlotte to the place where America's underwear is boxed, bagged, stamped and shipped. The HanesBrands Canterbury Distribution Center ships not only Hanes products, but also Playtex and Just My Size items as well to retailers around the nation.

Study: Many injured North Carolina workers can't return to work

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is not an organization that typically makes news. The low-profile group is nonpartisan and nonprofit; it focuses on research into workers' comp-related issues.

Changes coming as workforce ages

They say that the one constant in life is change. The U.S. workforce has changed in recent decades as more women chose to pursue careers and as technology made fundamental alterations to the way businesses operate and offer goods and services to the world.

Advice for cutting down workplace injuries

Many of our regular readers understand the importance to the North Carolina economy of a robust timber industry, though you might not be as familiar with Pallet Enterprises, a publication focused on news and information for sawmill operators and wood processors.

Doctor: Here's why some injured workers don't claim workers' comp

A recent article by a family physician details issues he sees frequently with workers who come to his clinic with injuries they have sustained on the job. The doctor cited the case of a construction worker who had a concrete slab fall on his back and neck.

Stretching at work to avoid injuries on the job

Whether you are climbing a rock wall or the corporate ladder, it is important to stretch first. That is the advice from an orthopedic surgeon about how to enhance and maintain your range of motion and reduce the risk of injury on the job.

Report: Workplace injuries can have devastating economic impacts

A new report highlights the dangers people face in their jobs every day. The report was compiled by using injury and fatality data from the federal government’s Bureau of Statistics as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforcement data from last year.

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