Employers must ensure their workplace conditions are up to par. They have to protect their employees from preventable work accidents.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that many cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could have root causes in the workplace. COPD is a disease often associated with smoking, but according to the CDC, nearly 24% of the population suffering from COPD has never smoked.
Being injured at work and losing your ability to generate income can be devastating. Even more devastating can be when your workers' compensation claim has been denied.
The Maryland General Assembly recently passed a bill that expands workers' compensation protection for first responders.
While the saying goes that there's nothing new under the sun, there are new ways of looking at old things. While marijuana has been around for many centuries, only now is it being used as legalized medicine in the U.S.