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Workplace Injuries Archives

How to prevent work-related traffic accidents

Traffic accidents are an all too common occurrence on the roads of Georgia. Add in the fact that there are construction zones all over the city of Atlanta, and these incidents can become incredibly tragic. Here are some tips for preventing work-related traffic accidents so all those on the job on the roads of the state can go home at the end of the day.

The injury risk nurses face while at their workplace

Nursing is an inherently dangerous job. During the course of a day, a nurse may be required to help support a patient's body weight, be exposed to infected body fluids, spilled liquids and other potentially hazardous situations. Knowing what the most common types of nurse injuries are and how to avoid them can be helpful as you look to avoid being hurt on the job.

How to avoid and reduce workplace injuries

Workplace injuries are commonplace, even in the safest work environments. Training and educational programs for workers are the best way to avoid and reduce workplace injuries. By reducing injuries to employees, your company will reduce the amount of workers' compensation claims paid out on an annual basis. Here's how to avoid and reduce workplace injuries in Atlanta.

Georgia highway workers receiving training on road dangers

One-hour safety stand-down events are training highway workers in the state of Georgia how to be safe while on the job. The programs are teaching workers how to spot distracted drivers, how to avoid flying objects and other debris. The program was created via a partnership between the Federal Highway Administration, the state of Georgia, local governments and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

When should you consider a civil suit for a workplace injury?

One of the benefits of being covered under workers' compensation is that you don't have to prove that you weren't at fault for the accident that caused your injuries -- your employer assumes the liability whether you were at fault or not.

Gainesville company faces fines in death of construction worker

A Gainesville company faces fines in the death of a construction worker this past fall. The company faces fines of almost $50,000 for failing to properly train the worker, equip the worker and support the worker. The worker died at a Gwinnett County worksite.

Foot Drop: Resulting from a lower back injury at work

Peroneal nerve injuries can result in a complex condition known as "foot drop." Someone with drop foot has difficulty lifting his or her toes when trying to walk and may experience pain, weakness, numbness and even an odd, high-stepping walk in order to compensate and avoid tripping and falling.