In a past blog post, we discussed how the risk of work injuries spikes significantly in Amazon warehouses during busy retail seasons, such as Amazon's Prime Day or the recent Black Friday sale event.
The traditional retirement age might be 65, but a significant number of workers are putting off retirement and staying on the job longer than ever before.
Many reports indicate that there are still inequalities in the workplace between men and women. It might be in the lack of executive positions women hold or the wage gap, but there are still disparities today in 2019.
It seems that there is never one answer to what job involves the highest risk of work injuries. Many annual studies find that emergency responders and construction workers face some of the highest risks of workplace injuries. While that is undoubtedly true, another unexpected group has surpassed them in recent years.
Anyone who suffers a severe injury depends on first responders, such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), to help them when they need it the most.
Workers' compensation benefits can afford Maryland employees the time they need to heal after a severe work injury. Since the benefits often cover medical bills and lost wages, they can reduce an employee's worries as they recover.
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.