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Many employees who work in nursing homes in Hollywood, Homestead, and other Florida communities are concerned right now. With the coronavirus outbreak, staff at nursing homes are at risk if there is an outbreak in a long-term care facility, and since there have been many such outbreaks, many employees are justifiably worried.

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Compounding the problem is the fact that there is not enough personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect all staff and in some locations getting tested for the virus can be difficult. In addition, some people who have the COVID-19 virus are asymptomatic. They can pass the illness onto others because they do not know they are unwell, allowing the illness to spread rapidly. Since nursing home staff work closely with residents, they are especially at risk.

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Now that many employees are working from home, it is more important than ever before to ensure you stay safe when working remotely. While you may not need to worry about parking lot accidents at work or poor security at your office, workplace accidents in Hollywood and Florida can still occur when your workplace is at home.

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In fact, the COVID-19 pandemic can mean there are more risks. Your computer and other devices you use for work may not be made for commercial use and you may be at risk due to dangerous products and fraudsters who are using the coronavirus pandemic to attack workers. Here are few tips to stay safer:

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Many people are working from home currently to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. While it can seem that working remotely can come with almost no risks of injury, this is not the case. In the workplace, there are safety protocols to keep workers safe and your employer is required to take reasonable steps to keep employees safe.

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There are some unique dangers to working from home. If you are distracted by your home environment, you may suffer from slip and fall injuries or other injuries, for example. Your home set-up may not be designed for long-term use, leading to repetitive strain injuries.

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Whether you work in a factory or industrial setting or in an office, you face risks for workplace accidents. Of course, the types of injuries you face may be different. In a white-collar position your largest risks may come from slip and fall accidents or repetitive stress injury. If you work in a manufacturing setting around heavy equipment, your largest risk may be crushing injuries, strains, or amputations.

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Regardless of the risks you face, all workers can take a few steps to keep themselves safer on the job:

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In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, workers in Hollywood, Miami, and other parts of Southern Florida now face more hazards on the job. In addition to worrying about falls, strains, fractures, and other injuries, employees may now also be concerned about exposure to the new COVID-19 virus.

At Flaxman Law Group, we are closely monitoring the situation and taking steps to keep our staff and our clients and community safe. We are also aware the situation can impact all workers’ safety, a subject we are passionate about. In light of the new situation, there are new considerations for your safety:

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In Homestead and across South Florida, workplace violence and injury is a serious concern. While workplaces can create work-safe policies, install more lighting, and add security systems, workplace violence requires a more proactive approach.

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Violence on the job can occur due to disgruntled employees or upset workers. It can happen in any place of work and can occur with little warning. The reasons are complex and can involve a combination of individual employee struggles as well as other factors. Preventing often centers around educating workplaces to spot warning signs so those at risk can get help. Some ideas for preventing violence at your office or workplace include:

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Unfortunately, one of the realities of workplaces today is that they can be the site of violence. Workplace violence and resulting injury can happen anywhere in Homestead and across South Florida.

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Preventing Workplace Injuries in Homestead

There are several ways you can prevent injuries and violence in the workplace:

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When many of us picture workplace injuries and accidents in Homestead and other communities, we many picture manufacturing jobs, work enforcement, and other high-risk occupations. In reality, workplace injury can happen in any job site, including seemingly safe office jobs.

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If you work in an office, there are several ways you can help prevent injuries in your workplace:

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This New Year, the entire team at Flaxman Law Group want to wish you a healthy, happy, prosperous, and safe 2020. As part of our efforts to ensure that residents of Homestead, Hollywood, Miami and other Florida communities get to live their healthiest and safest lives, we have put together our best tips for staying safe all year long:

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In today’s economy, many workers In Hollywood and across Florida are taking on side hustle or extra jobs to make extra money. While side hustles are extremely popular, however, they can also lead to workplace injury and even liability, even if your side business is in your own home.

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Whether you are consulting or selling products online, taking on a second job can be dangerous for a few reasons:

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