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What Are the Labor Laws in North Carolina?

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Every North Carolina employer has various legal obligations to their employee, and the state enforces a strict set of rules regarding employee-employer relationships in the state. Therefore, every employer needs to know and understand the labor laws of North Carolina and the obligations they require of them. Likewise, it is…

Is North Carolina an OSHA State?

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the US Department of Labor section responsible for ensuring safe workplaces in the United States. OSHA is also charged with developing new safety standards that account for the evolution of the industry and changing business processes throughout the country. OSHA develops many…

How to report a workplace injury

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A work-related injury may hinder your ability to earn a paycheck for your family, leading to days, weeks and even months of missed time on the job. That means no income. However, you can file for workers’ compensation benefits. But in filing for these benefits, you must report your injury,…

Understanding the causes of bursitis

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Often, having a physically active job means that you engage in repetitive motions. When a certain motion is repeated frequently every day, it can cause strains in your muscles, bones and tendons. This is why tendon and muscle injuries are particularly common in construction workers, and other workers who are…

Self-care helps nurses avoid workplace injuries

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Nurses in North Carolina care for other people all day long. To stay healthy and strong, it’s important that nurses care for themselves too. Practicing good self-care is also an important way that nurses can avoid common workplace injuries. Getting enough sleep Nurses often work long shifts under stressful conditions.…

Bursitis: What is this repetitive-stress injury?

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As a worker, one kind of injury that you should watch out for is called bursitis. In the body, there are small sacs of fluid called bursae. These sacs cushion the bones, muscles and tendons that surround or connect with a joint. Bursitis is the inflammation of that small sac…

You’ll really miss your knees when they fail

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One body part that people give little thought to until it breaks down is the knee. Our knees allow us to do everything from walking and climbing stairs to kneeling in worship and getting down to the level of a small child. Knees certainly deserve to be treated with care,…

My bursitis keeps me from doing my job. Do I have a claim?

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As a carpenter here in Charlotte, you stay busy year-round. But lately, you’ve begun to notice some alarming symptoms that have you worried that you might not be able to continue working in your field much longer. Every time that you’re on a ladder hammering nails overhead, you get a…

Office or retail jobs can result in injuries from repetition

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Quite a few people fall into the mental trap of thinking of certain jobs as dangerous and other jobs as inherently safe. While it is true that there are some kinds of work that leave you at greater risk for injury or fatal workplace accidents, any job you work could…

3 disease conditions that result from asbestos exposure

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Doctors and scientists agree that there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. Even if it’s a small quantity of the substance that you happen to inhale at work one day, it could result in your suffering from lung cancer, mesothelioma or asbestosis. Symptoms of asbestos-related diseases Here are…