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Samantha Clark Aktug

Tragic Raleigh scaffolding accident a reminder of the importance of workplace safety

How often in life do we go through the motions without thinking? Driving to work, doing our jobs, doing things around the house. Only to be shocked into awareness when we learn that something unexpected or horrible has happened. A […]

Pierce Egerton

More on Hair Products and Formaldehyde

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Back in June I posted a blog, When is Styling Hair Like Dissecting A Frog? That article discussed the dangers exposure to formaldehyde in hair products can pose to…

Pierce Egerton

Working for Safety in Work Zones

The Work Zone Safety Program, first created in 1989, aims to increase work zone safety awareness and education in the state of North Carolina in hopes of reducing work…

Samantha Clark Aktug

Two Workers Injured in Durham Manhole

Two employees of Triangle Grading and Paving suffocated while working in a manhole in Durham on June 7, 2011. The workers were apparently part of a crew laying pipe near the intersection of U.S. 70…

Pierce Egerton

A Letter From OSHA On Texting While Driving

I was doing some research on texting while driving the other day and came upon a letter written by OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels to employers. The letter was published as part of…

Lawrence Egerton

NC Workers' Compensation Benefits Face Urgent Fight!

Workers’ compensation benefits are under attack in North Carolina. It is imperative that anyone who cares about injured workers in our state sign this vital petition—Do Not Hurt NC…

Pierce Egerton

Help NC Citizens Help Injured Workers

Did you know that the current North Carolina Legislature is only days away from introducing legislation that will reduce workers’ compensation benefits?

Do you realize that this…

Pierce Egerton

TIMCO Employee Falls to Death in Greensboro, North Carolina

In 2008, there were 161 fatal occupational injuries in North Carolina. Twenty-two of these deaths resulted from a fall. Though the data has not been collected or published for the present year, the…

Pierce Egerton

Heads Up! Falling Objects Threaten Construction Workers, Do-It-Yourselfers

Guilford County EMS transported two construction workers from Mary Foust Hall on the campus of UNC Greensboro around 3:00 p.m. on May 26, 2010 after plaster similar to stucco fell on them from the…

Pierce Egerton

Tips for Driving Safely in Highway Construction Sites: “Work Zones Need Our Undivided Attention!”

As National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week comes to a close, I’d like to remind you of some basic, simple driving tips that will help keep motorists and workers safe in these dangerous…