Our hats are off to all those that work retail during the holiday season...we know it can't be easy. The amount of stress, hecticness, and extended hours can be very arduous...and it can place hard-working employees in risky conditions.
An early Merry Christmas to everyone...we wish you seasons greetings, and hope that you and your family have a safe holiday!
Last summer, an amusement park worker was operating a forklift while installing a new waterslide at their waterpark...then a freak accident occurred which resulted in a severe injury to his leg.
One of the more dangerous professions is anyone that involves working with heights. Falls are unfortunately all too common. Even a fall from a height of just over 2 feet carries a major risk of a serious injury.
We are in full swing of the holiday shopping season, and with the influx of packages arriving through the mail, UPS, & FedEx, it's a good reminder that mail carriers face many hidden dangers when it comes to being injured while on the job.
For years and years, those of us committed to fighting for the rights of workers have asked the question "How do we get these negligent employers to finally get their act together?"
During the holidays, many employers will employ more staff than usual to accommodate the holiday rush. When this happens, it is the responsibility of the employer to make sure extra safety measures are taken to maintain the safety of the extra staff.
It's the holiday season, and with the holidays comes many businesses getting in the holiday spirit by putting up festive holiday lights & decorations. With those increased worker responsibilities, comes increased risks.
If you hurt your head just while playing with your kids...you wouldn't let that pain and the effects to linger...so why would you suffer through the pain does an injury occurring at work.
Below is a report detailing how a hard-working employee was injured due to a lack of training and safety protocol.