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Rise in aged workers may impact job safety

North Carolina and other states are experiencing surges in the number of older workers employed in many jobs, and this change will impact some aspects of occupational safety. Reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections reveal that around 25 percent of all U.S. workers are projected to be no less than 55-years-old by the year 2022. Statisticians say that this is due to numerous factors, including the fact that baby boomers are staying in their jobs longer and that today's 401(k) retirement plans are more heavily impacted by market fluctuations.

Protecting health care employees from workplace chemicals

Health care employees in North Carolina and across the United States are thoroughly trained on how to avoid exposure to bloodborne pathogens while at work. However, these workers face many other hazardous chemicals at hospitals and other health care facilities every day. It is essential for health care industry employers to identify these chemicals and put plans in place to keep employees safe.

Facts regarding the most common work-related accidents

One of the top five causes of workers' compensation claims in the U.S. are injuries from trips, slips and falls, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin. However, North Carolina employees and their employers can reduce these types of accidents by being aware of those factors that cause them and taking preventive measures to avoid them.

Safety around electricity on the job

When people in North Carolina have jobs that require them to work around electricity, it is important for them to understand the potential hazards so they can avoid serious injury or even death. While the damage from electrical shock will depend on the length of exposure time as well as the current strength, all electrical shocks pose a significant risk.

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