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Poultry workers fear retaliation for reporting workplace injuries

Poultry production is North Carolina's leading agricultural industry, accounting for more than $34 billion and 100,000 jobs statewide. In fact, neighboring Union County is the second leading poultry-producing county in the state, surpassed only by Duplin.

Giving thanks for poultry industry’s injury rate decline

Poultry processing is one of North Carolina agriculture's growing segments, bringing in to our state billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs. When the Dept. of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says occupational injuries and illnesses are down in the poultry sector, it's good news for us.

Making the world safer, not more dangerous

Since the dawn of time, humans have developed ever more sophisticated technology with which to fight. From sticks and stones to clubs, guns, tanks, ships, jets and more, humans have always pushed to develop more protective defenses and more lethal weapons.

Take care of yourself if you care for others

Early this year, the Charlotte Business Journal listed the top 10 fastest growing jobs in North Carolina. Five of the 10 were in the health care industry. While health care workers care for others, they are often at risk of contracting illness or sustaining a workplace injury in the course of their demanding jobs.

Construction injuries can take all forms

Every year, insurance reports, government data and news reports all point toward an inescapable conclusion: construction is a dangerous line of work. Though construction site injuries can happen suddenly, they can also involve serious damage to the back, neck, head and limbs that require long periods of recuperation.

Helping hands in health care industry can get hurt, too

Earlier this year, a North Carolina business journal listed the 10 jobs expected to grow fastest in our state in 2017. Five of the top 10 were in the health care industry and included jobs such as nurse practitioner, physical therapy assistant and physician assistant. Health care positions also include many other jobs in hospitals, emergency care, dental offices, birthing centers and more.

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