Outdoor Workers Should Be Extra Careful This Year

Outdoor Workers Should Be Extra Careful This Year

Disease cases due to bites from mosquitos, ticks and flea bites more than tripled from 2004-2016 in the U.S., according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Outdoor workers are at higher risk for serious health problems from these insect bites. The CDC stated that cases of serious domestic diseases, such as dengue fever, Zika, Lyme and plague occurred more than 640,000 times in this time period....
Department of Labor Considers Allowing Younger Workers to Do Hazardous Jobs

Department of Labor Considers Allowing Younger Workers to Do Hazardous Jobs

A top Democratic congressman is asking tough questions about why the Department of Labor is considering an expansion of hazardous jobs that 16- and 17-year-olds can do. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who also is deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, penned a letter to Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta in May about the proposed rule on the Spring 2018 agenda for the agency called ‘Expanding Apprenticeship and...
Remember These Summertime Workplace Dangers

Remember These Summertime Workplace Dangers

We are in the heat of summer in Georgia, with mid-day temperatures sometimes soaring into the 90s and beyond. Even though temperatures are high, some Georgia workers still must work outside for long periods. According to a recent OSHA fact sheet, it is important for Georgia workers to remember the dangers of over-extending themselves in the heat. Also, remember that your employer has an obligation to ensure its workers...
Legal Options After Being Injured in a Bar Fight

Legal Options After Being Injured in a Bar Fight

When bars, restaurants and nightclubs serve alcohol, they must be very careful. First, they must serve enough alcohol to earn a profit for their business. But they also cannot serve so much that they endanger patrons. After all, when people drink too much, they often get aggressive and confrontational. If you are injured in a Georgia bar fight, do you have a possible legal claim? In some cases, yes,...