Give seasonal workers a break

Safety warning for seasonal workers this Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

We applaud the many retailers who are closed on Thanksgiving. Seasonal workers should be given time off so they can spend the holiday with their families.

Black Friday is the next day and the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season. Sales are everywhere but so are the crowds.

Here is a reminder about the dangers seasonal workers face during the holidays. Safety in the workplace should always come before store profits.

Seasonal workers should not be treated like disposable employees. This means providing the same level of training that regular full-time employees receive.

Large crowds present a risk of trampling. Here is some information about crowd management from OSHA.

We also encourage retailers to help their seasonal workers understand safe lifting techniques. Climbing ladders to retrieve merchandise also presents a common danger. Sometimes the frantic pace of retail is a hazard all by itself.

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.

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