Why is it so difficult to take a break from work? Maybe employers hold their employees to high standards and urge them to meet specific productivity goals. Or, employees are passionate about their career and devote a considerable amount of time to their work.
Whether they are still in high school or back home from college, many Maryland teenagers and young adults search for summer jobs to make a little extra cash and gain essential work experience.
Teachers are not included in the lists of the professions that face the highest risk of workplace injuries. Many consider schools to be “low-risk” workplaces. After all, working with children in the classroom should not involve significant hazards.
Long-term injuries that compound over time are silent threats to many Maryland workers. Even though jobs like construction work often involve a higher risk of injury, desk jobs and assembly line work often lead to long-term work injuries as well.
For many people, hearing loss comes with age. And that is only natural after years of exposure to noise levels above the 85-decibel range.
Unfortunately, nearly half of Social Security Disability claims are denied at the initial application. The high rate of these denials leaves many Marylanders suffering severe injuries without benefits. As a threshold question, a person qualifies for benefits when they have either been out of work for one year due to a medical condition, or a doctor indicates they will be out of work for the foreseeable year. That considered, a Social Security administrator may still deny a person's Claim.
Many people connect repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) to the commonly known carpal tunnel syndrome. So, many also connect RSIs with individuals who work in office jobs.
Shoes are as important to worker safety on construction sites as hard hats and safety goggles. The benefits far outstrip simple reinforced soles or steel toes.
When temperatures drop below freezing, hypothermia and frostbite are very real possibilities.
Every job – from the most active to the most desk-bound – can lead to serious, debilitating injury. If you carry heavy objects, perform repetitive actions or fail to wear the appropriate safety gear, you could leave yourself open to workplace injury.