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What Are an Employer’s Duties on Black Friday?

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, an employer has a duty to protect their employees from recognized hazards that could cause serious injuries or death. Some employer responsibilities include providing employees with proper safety training for various situations, actively evaluating workplace conditions and establishing health and safety procedures. These duties should be enhanced on Black Friday when…
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Can I Be Compensated for an Injury at the Office?

Austin has thousands of workers who are employed in offices. Much like workers in manual labor positions, office workers can also be hurt on the job. Offices have unique hazards that may put workers at risk for suffering severe injuries. Office workplace injuries may include: Slip and fall injuries: If you work in an office, chances are you have seen…
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Do Nurses Have Higher Rates of Musculoskeletal Injuries?

Nurses are responsible for providing some of the most important patient care functions in hospitals. Although they may have dozens of job duties, nurses are often required to pick up and move patients. Therefore, nurses have higher rates of musculoskeletal injuries than other occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that nurses suffer three times as many musculoskeletal injuries as…
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