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Georgia manufacturing jobs come with an abnormal number of hazards, compared to the average Georgia worker’s occupational risks. Manufacturing is a high-paced, often high-stress work environment in which employees may utilize razor sharp knives, heavy machinery, cumbersome tools, forklifts and other dangerous powered industrial trucks, conveyor belts, box cutters, dangerous or even toxic chemicals, and come into contact with extreme vibrations. Unfortunately, manufacturing warehouses, factories, and plants are not always operated under the most strict safety measures. While it is true that the majority of employers take the time to properly train all employees and make the necessary safety improvements to machinery and equipment, not all employers are so responsible. If you were injured, however, it does not matter whether it was your employer’s fault or your own. Workers’ compensation is no-fault coverage that can pay for your medical bills, partial wage replacement, vocational training, and possibly more depending on the severity of your injuries or illness. You must take action immediately, however, to secure these benefits by working with an experienced attorney and building a strong case. Workers’ compensation claims can be difficult, as insurers and employers often do whatever they can to deny injured employees their rightful benefits in order to keep their profits as high as possible.

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Common Types of Injuries in Manufacturing Jobs

  • Hearing Loss. Up to 48 million Americans suffer from hearing loss, according to the Boston Globe, and many have suffered their hearing damage from work. Manufacturing positions are often incredibly loud, and even if protective hearing devices are used, permanent hearing damage can occur. Surgery is expensive, and, unfortunately, top of the line hearing aids cost well over $2,000. Cumming manufacturing workers should not have to foot the bill themselves when they suffered their injury from doing the necessary manual labor that their employer depends upon.
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries. An RMI (Repetitive Motion Injury) or RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) occurs when the same movement is carried out day after day, for weeks, months, and years. The motion or motions themselves may not be damaging when kept in check, but manufacturing jobs often require these motions to be carried out thousands or even millions of times throughout an employee’s working life span. RMIs include chronic back pain, nerve damage, referred pain, tennis elbow, bone spurs and shoulder impingement, and other types of tendonitis, bursitis, and soft tissue damage.
  • Finger, Hand, and Foot Amputation or Broken Bones. Dangerous machinery, equipment, tools, and vehicles, not to mention the dangers of heavy or large finished products, can all cause amputation or broken bones if things go wrong. Whether the accident happened when you or another person was tired at the end of the day, or equipment failed catastrophically, you deserve workers’ compensation.
  • Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. Constant vibration can damage the soft tissue and nerves within your fingers, hands, and arms. Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), which is also called Vibration White Finger (VWF) can cause permanent damage to a manufacturer’s hands. Vibrating tools and machinery are the most common causes of HAVS, which is marked by lack of grip strength, loss of dexterity, and extreme pain.
  • Respiratory Illnesses. According to OSHA, the fourth most commonly violated safety measure is the lack of respiratory protection gear. Common respiratory illnesses include lung cancer, asthma, mesothelioma, indium lung, black lung, COPD, and silicosis. More than five million American workers are required to wear protective respiratory gear, though many do not, or are not supplied with the appropriate gear by their employer. Harmful dusts, particles, fumes, paint, and other toxic chemicals can cause acute or permanent damage to the airways if the proper protective gear and ventilation standards are not worn or kept.

Manufacturing Jobs Among the Most Dangerous Types of Occupations in Georgia

To calculate how dangerous a certain occupations is, the total number of injuries and illnesses (that happened on the job) that require time off work are divided by the total number of full time workers within that occupation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a 3.1 rate of injury and illness for 100 full time Georgia manufacturing workers in 2015. To fully realize how dangerous manufacturing work can be, this ratio of 3.1 is even higher than that of most types of construction jobs. The most dangerous occupations within manufacturing include:

  • Textile, fabric finishing, and fabric coating mill workers (with an injury/illness rate of 8.5);
  • Beverage manufacturing (with an injury/illness rate of 7.0);
  • Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing (with an injury/illness rate of 6.9);
  • Boiler, tank, and shipping container manufacturing (with an injury/illness rate of 5.1);
  • Sawmills and wood preservation (with an injury/illness rate of 4.9);
  • Architectural and structural metals manufacturing (with an injury/illness rate of 4.8);
  • Architectural and structural metals manufacturing (with an injury/illness rate of 4.8);
  • Cut and sew apparel manufacturing (with an injury/illness rate of 4.8):
  • Cement and concrete product manufacturing (with an injury/illness rate of 4.7):
  • Wood product manufacturing (with an injury/illness rate of 4.7);
  • Apparel manufacturing (with an injury/illness rate of 4.6); and
  • Animal slaughtering and processing (with an injury/illness rate of 4.0).

Manufacturing accidents happen no matter what specific industry you work in. Keeping up with quotas, using heavy machinery, and being exposed to certain hazardous or toxic chemicals and products is dangerous no matter how well trained or prepared you and your coworkers are. This is why workers’ compensation is so important. Part of every one of your paychecks goes towards financing your employer’s premiums for their mandatory workers’ compensation insurance, and you deserve to take advantage of these crucial benefits when you make it through this time of need.

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