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McDonald's workers nationwide at risk of violence and injuries

No American city seems complete without at least one McDonald's restaurant. McDonald's is popular for its food as well as its late hours. The restaurants are convenient for those who wish to grab a snack or a meal at almost any time of the day or the night.

Your occupation may place your spine at risk of injury

As a support system for the human body, the spine works very hard to help other anatomical systems function properly. As you might imagine, a serious spinal injury could take you away from your job temporarily or permanently. In turn, this may result in a significant loss of income and financial security, which could carry on for the rest of your life.

Biological hazards associated with the meatpacking industry

The meatpacking industry in Omaha provides residents with gainful employment, enabling them to take care of their families. Without this industry, the entire state of Nebraska would likely suffer from higher rates of unemployment. Unfortunately, the industry is rife with hazards that could result in significant workplace injuries.

Health care workers are at risk for many workplace injuries

Each day, the women and men working in the health care industry perform an array of physical duties, putting them at risk of suffering workplace injuries. Many of these injuries are minor and do not pose health risks or take the victim away from his or her job. Unfortunately, some workplace injuries in a health care setting are much more severe.

3 ways to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome

Developing carpal tunnel syndrome can render you unable to do your job; therefore, if you have this problem you want to visit a doctor and get the relief you need as soon as possible. You may also want to take several actions that can help you prevent your injuries from worsening. Some tactics can also prevent carpal tunnel syndrome in those who have yet to develop it.

More businesses turning to in-house clinics for employee care

As health care costs rise, employers in Omaha and other locations are starting to consider having their own in-house doctors. For example, one company in Indiana decided to offer free health care for the majority of its employees and their families through its own clinic. The clinic operates near the company's five factories and provides basic care, dietitian care, physiologist appointments and more. Best of all, this is free for employees.