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Severe Worker Injury Leads to Discovery of Safety Violations at Georgia Meatpacking Facility

In 1906 Upton Sinclair published The Jungle, a novel which intended to stir up sympathy for immigrants working under harsh conditions in industrialized cities. The public, however, was more concerned...

Workplace Hazards in the Agriculture Industry

The agricultural industry plays a major part in Georgia’s economy, with 9.6 million acres of farmland and thousands employed in the sector. Agricultural work, although essential to the well-being of...

Is a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Really Necessary?

Thousands of workers are injured every year in Atlanta while performing their jobs. Coping with an injury can be very difficult and one of the first questions many injured workers...

The Real Risk of Repetitive Stress Injuries in the Workplace

While they may not be as obvious as being in a vehicle accident or breaking a bone, repetitive stress injuries, also called repetitive motion injuries, comprise a significant number of...

Concerns of the Aging Workforce and Workers’ Compensation

A variety of advances in the past century have led to a significant shift in the demographics of the country and its workforce. Roughly 40 million workers are over the...

Keys to a Successful Workers’ Compensation Claim

Work injuries come in many forms and severities, but regardless of the injury it takes a toll on the injured worker and their family in some way. Some injuries are...

Does the Zika Virus Present Problems for Workers’ Compensation?

The Zika virus has been all over the news for the past few months as new cases erupted across South and Central America. Although the virus has not reached the...

Marijuana and the Workplace

Last year brought the signing of major legislation in Georgia pertaining to the use of medical marijuana. Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill that officially made it legal to treat...

When Violence Arises in the Workplace

When people think of workplace injuries, what comes to mind is likely something like a shoulder or back injury from lifting too much weight. Rarely would a person think that...

OSHA Violations at Atlanta Food Manufacturing Facility

In the U.S., some of the most hazardous work environments include food processing, packaging and manufacturing facilities. Not only do workers run the risk of injury on heavy machinery and...

Fatal Occupational Injuries Up in 2014 According to Preliminary BLS Report

Regardless of how many safety measures are in place, every year millions workers will suffer from occupational injuries and illnesses. In the U.S., the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) keeps...

Georgia Lawmaker Pushing for Work-Based Learning Programs

As the new year begins, the Georgia General Assembly will begin looking at legislation for the upcoming year. On the agenda this year is a piece of legislation being pushed...