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Does random drug testing really prevent workplace injuries?

Nowadays, employers will often tell their prospective employees that their job offer is dependent upon them successfully passing a pre-employment drug test. The main reason that employers have their workers take these is to reduce the chances of an employee having an accident once they start working there. Employers will often have employees take drug tests after an incident happens as well.

Virtual reality company aims to curb manufacturing worker deaths

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were as many as 2.8 million workers that were hurt on the job in 2017. One of the most dangerous industries to work in is manufacturing. Some 40 percent of workers are hurt during their first 12 months on the job and over 60 percent of those are injured during the first three months. Most injuries occur because of a lack of on-the-job training.

A killed TDOT worker's daughter urges motorists to slow down

The daughter of a deceased Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) worker has launched an initiative aimed at reminding Tennesseans to move over and slow down when they see people like her dad out working on the state's interstates.

30 TVA Kingston Fossil Fuel Power Plant workers have died so far

An East Tennessee federal judge has given several hundred workers a green light to move ahead with their lawsuit against the owners of Roane County's TVA Kingston Fossil Fuel Power Plant. To date, at least 30 workers have died and 200 are nearing death from illnesses they contracted after cleaning up the site starting in Dec. 2008.

A Grainger County meatpacking plant had 27 safety violations

A U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (USCIE) raid that netted 97 illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America four months ago has now turned into a Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) investigation. The owner of the Grainger County slaughterhouse now stands accused of hiring these undocumented immigrants and requiring them to work in a filthy workplace and under unsafe circumstances.

What can you do when your boss ignores unsafe work conditions?

Once you find a job that enables you to provide for your family, you probably try to avoid anything that might jeopardize your employment. In many cases, this might mean putting up with some things you do not like. Most jobs come with little annoyances that disrupt the day, but these are nothing when compared with situations that put your health or your life at risk.

3 suffer workplace injuries in a construction explosion

The construction injury across the nation is fraught with many dangers. It is one of the most dangerous industries in the country. Some of the common accidents that occur in construction include falling from heights, being struck by objects and construction vehicle incidents. These can lead to workplace injuries that take employees away from their jobs, resulting in missed work and lost wages.

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