Labor Day is Monday...for many of us, we look at it at a 3-day weekend...maybe a BBQ...maybe shop some special sales at the stores. The working world, though, never stops, and there hundreds and thousands of hard-working individuals who will work all through the weekend to keep everything humming.
Pain, repeated surgeries, physical therapy, loss of wages - all come along with a workplace injury. What many people don't realize, however, is that depression is often a very real disability as well.
It doesn't need to be said...but it does seem that employers need a reminder...but, working with flammable materials is extremely dangerous.
All it takes is one time. One time...one time when a task you've done for your job hundreds...thousands of times without incident becomes a life-altering experience.
As an Iowa worker, you may have questions about what constitutes an occupational disease in our state. Section 85A.8 of the Iowa Code defines an occupational disease as one that arises during the course of your employment and is directly connected to your job. In addition, it must arise as the direct result of your exposure to one or more dangerous substances while at work.
On a recent road trip to Chicago, we noticed how many drivers continually ignore posted construction zone signs.
Workers whose jobs include working in a loud environment, using repetitive motion or handling toxic materials such as asbestos suffer a high rate of occupational disease and disabilities. If you work in Iowa, chances are your occupation-related disability will be covered by your employer's workers' compensation insurance.
During what was expected to be a routine repair on a water leak at a golf course, a maintenance worker was critically injured after a pillar nearby loosened and fell on him.
We'll all be heading out the Fair this weekend....looking forward to the corn dogs, apple eggrolls...of course, the lemonade, and everything else the Fair has year after year!
Electrical accidents are the cause of 5-10% of traumatic work deaths, ranking fourth behind falls and punctures for workplace-related mortalities.
Thousands of Iowa residents end up in car crashes every year. In 2015 alone, over 54,000 traffic crashes occurred, according to data from the state's Department of Transportation.
It's really pretty simple.
We are so incredibly appreciative of all the clients that we've had the honor to fight for...and we thank them for their kind words.
On a job site, there are a lot of moving pieces...a lot of moving people. Even when all safety measures are taken, there still lies the uncertainty of human error.