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Study: opioid prescriptions elongate work-injury leaves

When you suffer an on-the-job injury at your Charlotte workplace, the first thing on your mind is getting medical attention to ease the pain and to begin the healing process. A new study shows injured workers spend more time recuperating from their injuries when they receive long-term opioid prescriptions.

Behavioral health issues raise risk of workplace injury for women

Over the past several decades, the percentage of women in the paid workforce has steadily increased. With increased participation comes the risk of sustaining workplace injuries that require medical care, time off from the job to recuperate and workers' compensation benefits. A recent study points out that women who suffer depression, anxiety and fatigue are significantly more likely to sustain injuries while on the job.

North Carolina workplace deaths down last year

The North Carolina Department of Labor recently released some mixed news about workplace safety. In the 2017 fiscal year, workplace deaths declined dramatically in Charlotte and across the rest of the state. Though the drop is welcome, if even one person loses their life while working, that's one too many.

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.

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.

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