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More and more employers provide alcohol in the workplace

Some North Carolina employees may have more dangerous jobs than others, which may increase their chances of getting hurt on the job. When workers are aware of the dangers that are part and parcel of the job, they take care to protect themselves against sustaining a workplace injury.

Lenient regulations mean young workers suffer workplace injuries

Many teens in North Carolina may be working part-time jobs to either make ends meet or to gain work experience. However, new research suggests that laws regulating employment of minors between the ages of 14 and 17 are not as strict as they should be. As a result, younger workers are at a higher risk of getting hurt on the job.

Call to reform workers' comp policies in North Carolina

According to the results of an investigation into employers' workers' compensation policies in North Carolina, tens of thousands of employers do not provide insurance to workers who have suffered injuries on the job. The North Carolina Industrial Commission has announced they will review their policies to make sure employees are protected against negligent employers.

Reducing stress may reduce workplace injury

The health epidemic of the 21st century, according to the World Health Organization, is stress. Stress costs American businesses around $300 billion a year. Nearly 30 percent of all disability claims in the workplace stem from behavioral disability claims, and the associated costs are up more than 300 percent in the last 10 years. More than 70 percent of visits to family physicians revolve around stress-related illnesses, doctors surmise.

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