These days, most employers are focusing hard on increasing per-employee output. By some measures, it’s working: Government statistics show large jumps in
But some of those gains come when employees cut corners to get more done. Don’t let that happen.
Recent case: Textile worker Dixie Bedsaul slipped and injured his back and neck at work. He claimed water on the restroom floor caused the fall. The North Carolina Industrial Commission awarded Bedsaul total disability payments of over $700 per week because the accident occurred at work. Because the company is self-insured, it will pay the tab itself. (Bedsaul v. Cross Creek Apparel Company, No. 749973, North Carolina Industrial Commission, 2009)
Final note: Even in tough times, basics like clean, dry floors are still important.
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