Workplace injuries include high rate of carpal tunnel syndrome

Authorities in California expressed their concern over the number of workers in the state who are victims of carpal tunnel syndrome. The California Department of Public Health says over 139,000 such cases were reported in the seven years from 2007 to 2014. Ligaments and bones form a rigid tunnel through which tendons and nerves run…

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How often do UPS trucks crash?

Do you ever feel like you see an incredible number of package delivery trucks on the road – particularly during the holiday season? You’re not wrong. UPS alone has around 119,000 vehicles. That’s an average of 2,380 trucks per state — though they are, of course, not spread out evenly. Now add that number to…

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Some uncommon workplace injuries are compensable

Although the manufacturing and construction industries in California are regarded as the most hazardous work environments, other sectors also pose risks. While struck-by accidents, slips and trips that lead to falls, overexertion, and falls from heights are frequently reported workplace injuries, other not-so-common hazards exist. Lost work time usually means lost wages, which could threaten…

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Restructuring can be an excuse to retaliate or discriminate

The biggest lie in business is that “Nothing will change after the merger or reorganization.” Any experienced employee knows that things restructuring inevitably means that some jobs or even whole departments will no longer exist at the company. Restructuring is a strategic decision that businesses undergo in the hope of minimizing operational costs and maximizing…

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