Most Florida residents who work in an office setting do not typically fear serious work accidents or injuries. However, several health risks are associated with office building employment. You probably already know about carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive movement injuries, but did you know your office could make you ill?
One road construction worker was killed and another one was seriously injured while working on a highway project late last month. The deadly job site incident happened just before 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Lucerne district. This area is located near the intersection of State Road 408 and Interstate 4.
If you don't have any real job experience, you may find your best opportunities to gain employment and experience in the manufacturing sector. The labor-intensive jobs in many factories tends to lead to a rapid turnover in employees as they move up in position or move on to something else.
A $2 billion overhaul of Interstate 4 (I-4) that began in 2015 came to a screeching halt late last week in Orlando after a worker died on the job. The continuation of the downtown highway project is now up in the air.
Working on an Orlando roadside construction site is incredibly dangerous. Even though there are warning signs, cones and other blockades, you can still be involved in a serious accident. Most roadside construction zone accidents are caused by inattentive or impaired drivers. So, how do you avoid injury at an Orlando roadside construction site?
Whether you're painting indoors or outdoors, there's a good chance you'll rely on a ladder to complete the task. Even if you have many years of experience standing on a ladder to paint, there's always a chance of an accident.
Between 2011 and 2016, 532 roadside construction workers were killed on the job. In general, roadside construction deaths account for 9% of all fatalities in the industry each year.
A significant number of young people take jobs at Disney World in Orlando every year. While it's a magical wonderland for guests of all ages, workers are often less-than-enchanted with their working conditions.
People sometimes suffer from back injuries at work. These can come from an accident, but there is a chance that they might occur as the result of normal job duties. It is imperative that all employees have a basic knowledge of back safety for their tasks. It doesn't matter if they work in an office or at a construction site. That need is still the same.
If an employee is injured on the job, there are few guarantees about the future. One of the few assurances that employees can rely upon is workers' compensation. This vital part of labor law ensures that employees will get the care they need if they have suffered a workplace illness or injury.