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July 2012 Archives

Back injuries common complaint among health care workers

North Carolina residents may be surprised to hear that the very nurses and aides employed to help overweight patients may end up in the hospital themselves as a result of a workplace injury sustained while lifting patients.

Stress gives rise to occupational disease for police officers

Police officers offer a great public service to North Carolina residents and give them the peace of mind to get a good night's rest. However, recent research suggests the stress involved in police officers' jobs may increase their chances of developing physical or mental illnesses.

Tip for outdoor workers: hydrate to avoid heat-related illness

North Carolina residents may remember reading our blog post back in May detailing the possibility of workplace illnesses caused by heat exposure. Now, as many North Carolina workers seek refuge from the high temperatures in air-conditioned buildings, safety and city personnel among other workers are continuing to work in the sweltering sun.

Eyestrain leading cause of workplace health complaints

Overworked North Carolina employees staring at computer screens for long periods may have read about carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries, but may not know that the number one health-related office complaint is computer-related vision problems.

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