Even if you don't realize it, you are a "pedestrian" at many times throughout your day, not just when crossing the street.
When an injury occurs on the job, many people start to fear for their career, since they may be physically unable to carry out their tasks as a result. If you have been injured as a nurse, it is important to remember that you are entitled to financial support to help you through the duration of your injury.
As a nurse working in a North Carolina hospital, you probably understand how important your job is to your patients. In order to continue helping people and saving lives, your health is just as important. In order to maintain your health, it is important to guard against a workplace accident or illness.
As people shop online more and more often, package delivery drivers are out in force bringing those goods to their doorsteps. While this can cut back on overall traffic levels -- you don't have 10 people driving to the store if they all ordered their products online and one driver is dropping them off -- don't assume that means other risks don't increase.
The obesity epidemic in the United States can't be ignored. Some studies put the obesity rate at a stunning 35 percent. It's part of the reason that heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the U.S., taking more lives than all types of cancer combined.
Thinking that the workplace is safe now with modern regulations and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)?
Car accidents are not really accidents. They're not random. In most cases, they're caused by human error.
At one point or another, we are all pedestrians. Whether we are walking through a parking lot or taking stroll through downtown Cary, we spend time as pedestrians. Unfortunately, many people forget this when they get behind the wheel. They forget to watch for people on foot or react angrily someone takes too long to cross the street. Unfortunately, due to their vulnerability and driver negligence, thousands of pedestrians die every year due to accidents involving motor vehicles.
The interstates are often the fastest way to get around. Howevrr, these are sometimes unsafe. You have to count on the other drivers on the road to be able to drive in a safe manner. This doesn't always happen.
Working in the medical profession is a noble calling. Every day, you do your best to help alleviate the suffering of others. That can sometimes result in your suffering instead. Repetitive motions combined with needing to lift heavier patients can result in serious injuries that can keep you from doing your job pain-free. You may be worried about reporting the injury, seeking treatment for it or otherwise calling attention to it. After all, it could endanger your job if your employer finds out that you can no longer perform all aspects of your job, which you love.