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September 2017 Archives

The importance of lifting workers safely in warehouses

Connecticut warehouse workers who use forklifts and pallets not intended to carry people to be lifted to high shelves may be endangering themselves. One worker died after he slipped and fell 7 feet to a concrete floor from a pallet on a forklift. Although using the forklift and pallet in this way was common in his workplace, it was against the manufacturer's instructions for the forklift, and there was no fall protection in place.

How occupation plays a role in divorce rate

Connecticut residents who travel for work or are employed in nightlife-related occupations have the highest rates of divorce. This is according to data from the 2015 American Community Survey that was analyzed by FlowindData. The high rates of divorce among these individuals is likely because of their need for a flexible schedule that puts pressure on the ability to have a stable relationship. There may be a link between income and divorce rates as well.

Compromise essential to setting up co-parenting rules

Many differences in opinion could motivate people in Connecticut to divorce, but splitting parents will help their children if they can compromise about the rules for shared custody. When parents have different attitudes about raising children, they might undermine the consistency and structure that their children need between two households. A conscious focus on the best interests of the children along with a willingness to compromise could allow parents to negotiate a co-parenting plan that does not reduce the well-being of their children.

Preventing serious workplace accident injuries

No matter what role employees play in Connecticut businesses, there are always chances that a worker could suffer an injury or illness. For example, a worker who sits at a desk could develop carpal tunnel due to repetitive movements while a construction worker could nearly miss falling from heights. Regardless of the types of risks different employees face, generally only the injuries that actually occur, and not the mere misses, are recordable to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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