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January 2017 Archives

Occupational diseases that lead to workers' compensation

Occupational diseases can cause workers to miss time on the job, and if serious enough, can keep workers permanently out of work. Employers are required to keep their workplace safe from hazards that can cause employees to become ill, but in some professions it's unavoidable.

Heat Exhaustion: New hires could be at greater risk of harm

Occupational heat exposure is something that can take the uninitiated by surprise. If you've never worked in a factory, warehouse, or other environment where you've been exposed to extreme heat, those first few days on the job can be brutal -- and deadly.

Plumbing company under investigation after Georgia worker death

The plumbing company Hardy Plumbing is now under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the death of a 25-year-old worker at the site of Riverwood Plantation.

Can I get workers' compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Most jobs in Atlanta require the use of your hands. People who work jobs that require the frequent use and motion of their hands are at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. The syndrome is a repetitive stress injury that is very common among factory and meat plant workers, musicians, sports players and other professionals who use certain tools. Some positions require repeated actions that can cause injury to the nerves inside of your hands and wrists, making it painful and difficult for you to use them.

Are there new rules regarding marijuana and workplace accidents?

Georgia is among the newest states to legalize the use of medical marijuana. While obstacles still remain for patients who want to use the drug, there will no doubt be more people on the the drug quietly working in some of the nation's most dangerous occupations.