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The Most Common OSHA Citations of 2017

Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is tasked with inspecting work sites and enforcing federal safety regulations in order to keep 130 million American workers safe at more than 8 million work sites across the nation. In order to do this, the agency issues citations to many employers for a wide variety of...

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Columbia Road Users At Risk From Holiday Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is a year-round problem, but the holiday season can provide even more temptation for South Carolina drivers to drink and drive. Victims of drunk driving have legal rights in both the civil and criminal court systems, and it is important to assert these rights, not only so that drunk drivers face the consequences,...

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Fatigue Related to Workplace Accidents in South Carolina

South Carolina workers face many hazards in the workplace. Heavy machinery, toxic chemicals and other dangerous working conditions frequently lead to workplace illnesses and injuries. However, it seems lack of a good night's rest can be just as hazardous to workers.  Worker fatigue is one risk factor that has not been well studied, but is...

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South Carolina Nurses Likely to be Assaulted on the Job

Many Americans may be surprised to learn just how dangerous the nursing profession can be. Philly.com reports that the Government Accountability Office places workplace violence rates at five to twelve times higher for healthcare and social assistance jobs than other workplace settings. No nurse should be assaulted, physically or verbally, on the job. When assaults...

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Older South Carolina Employees at Greater Risk of Workplace Injuries

Research is starting to demonstrate a concerning trend for older Americans: workplace injury and fatality rates are consistently higher for older workers than younger workers. Regardless of the type of accident or age of the employee, workers' compensation coverage is available for all work-related accidents, injuries, and illnesses sustained by South Carolina workers.  The Statistical...

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Challenging The South Carolina Coming and Going Rule

Following a work injury, most people know there is likely an opportunity to collect workers' compensation. However, the rules get a little hazy when it comes to injuries that occur on one's commute to and from work. As our Columbia workers' compensation attorneys can explain, courts in this state recognize the "coming and going" rule, which...

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Columbia Child Car Accident Deaths May Drop With New Car Seat Rules

The new child car seat law in South Carolina now is up to pace with what pediatricians and traffic safety experts have been recommending for years, giving hope that we'll see child car accident deaths fall in the coming years. The new law, which will amend S.C.56-5-6410 and 56-5-6420, requires children under 2-years-old to be properly secured...

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Tort Reform May Adversely Affect Columbia, SC Plaintiffs

Tort reform is a pleasant-sounding moniker given to a series of efforts aimed at slashing protections for plaintiffs in civil lawsuits. If you are hurt by a negligent doctor, a defective product or a careless motorist, you have the ability to pursue damages against wrongdoers via the court system. The myth of tort reform is...

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