On Sunday, the Ravens play in the Big Game. There's nothing quite the Super Bowl when your local team is playing in it. The game itself is in New Orleans. But it's like a national midwinter festival in which Baltimore and San Francisco are the co-hosts.
Narcotic painkillers are widely used in the U.S. This certainly includes use by injured workers in Maryland, as well as other states. Back injuries and other work accidents often leave injured employees in need of pain relief. And physicians frequently prescribe narcotic painkillers, also called opioid painkillers.
It's no secret that construction work is dangerous work. But that makes it all the more important to provide adequate protections for construction workers on job sites.
The healthcare industry employs many workers, from doctors and nurses to lab technicians and receptionists. All of the roles are important. Yet some jobs are more dangerous than others in terms of suffering workplace injuries.
2012 was a terrible year for shootings in the U.S. Many of them involved multiple fatalities. Though they occurred in various states and settings, many shootings were in workplaces. It is worth asking, then, what additional steps employers should be taking to prevent workplace violence.