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June 2015 Archives

Flight attendants sue Boeing over toxic fumes

The fact that the air inside commercial airplane cabins is impure is hardly news. However, is it actually harmful to the flight attendants who work there? According to four who have filed suit against aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing Co., it can be.

Workers' compensation cuts are driving people into poverty

Workers who are injured or made ill in the course of their jobs can find themselves in financial peril as a result. The consequences for workers who are already living near or below the poverty line can be particularly dire according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. However, even middle class workers are not immune to slipping into poverty as the result of receiving inadequate workers' compensation.

How can you help prevent workplace overexertion injuries?

For many Georgia residents, going to work means spending the day doing physical labor. There are many ways to become injured in this type of job. However, according to 2012 data provided by the National Academy of Social Insurance and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overexertion was the most common injury. It was also the most expensive -- resulting in over $15 billion in workers' compensation costs.

Construction worker killed while building a Georgia home

According to a local official for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, falls are among the leading causes of workplace fatalities in this country. Most, he says, are preventable. In Georgia, this type of accident in construction sites accounts for "about 30 to 40 percent" of the accidents investigated by OSHA in our state.