Repetitive Motion Injury in Meat-Packing

Repetitive Motion Injury in Meat-Packing

Workers in the meatpacking industry have long complained of high risk of injury on-the-job. From lacerations to toxic substance exposure, bacterial infections and falls, workplace injuries in meat-packing are abundant. Perhaps the most commonly-reported injury among...
Repetitive Motion Injury in Meat-Packing

Heat-Related Illness On-the-Job

With temperatures soaring well into the 90’s in Georgia this week, it’s a good time to become aware of precautions to prevent heat-related illness on-the-job. Workers in construction, roofing, landscaping, surveying, roadside work or any other line of work...
Repetitive Motion Injury in Meat-Packing

Teens injured in Fast Food Restaurants

As we head into the dog-days of summer in Georgia, many of our young people are forfeiting the pool for long days at work, attempting to save money before starting back to school. And with the uptick in seasonal employment, we see a rise in injuries, especially among...
Repetitive Motion Injury in Meat-Packing

Beware the Slow Erosion of Workers’ Comp

Remember the old frog in boiling water analogy? It’s meant to underline the danger of slow erosion. If a frog jumps in a pot of boiling water, it notices the heat immediately, and jumps out. However if a frog jumps into a pot of lukewarm water that heats up to...
Repetitive Motion Injury in Meat-Packing

A Workers’ Comp Success Story

Felicia S. is no stranger to hard work. As a retail manager working with high-end customers, she has learned to transition from up-selling at the make-up counter to packing piles of fragrance boxes at the blink of an eyelash. But after Felicia took a bad fall at work...
Repetitive Motion Injury in Meat-Packing

Preventing Lifeguard Injuries

It’s that time of the year when pools are opening and teens are out looking for work: many as lifeguards. We hear a lot about water safety this time of year. But who is looking out for the young people who risk their lives- often with little-to-no experience? ...