Whenever the use of machinery is required, it is on the employer to ensure that the equipment is properly maintained and that proper safety measures have been taken to ensure the worker's safety.
A construction site is never short on possible risks to hard-working construction workers. From operating heavy machinery to even just walking around the construction site, workers must always be protected!
With a combined 30 years of experience dealing with workers' compensation claims, we know one thing to be true...every claim is unique.
Travel out of state whether for business or pleasure is increasingly common. Are you prepared if you are in a car accident or you slip and fall? What are your options when you are injured out of state?
It's that time of the season...well, at least we think it's that time of the season. We can never tell with Iowa weather anymore. There's just as much probability that tomorrow will be 80 degrees as it will be that we could get hit by a blizzard.
Can you imagine going about your normal workday...and then 1000 pounds of rebar comes crashing down upon you?
After being injured on the job, it is difficult to know what to expect. Once you report your injury and your initial claim is filed you will begin working with a workers' compensation insurer.
We live in a stress-filled world...and perhaps the most stress we'll feel is at the workplace.
Many adults begin to suffer from some form of hearing loss before middle age. This is normal, and it is usually only children and teenagers who can hear the so-called mosquito tones on cellphones and other devices, which are so high-pitched that adults’ ears cannot detect them. However, your hearing can become damaged beyond what is normal for your age if you experience regular exposure to loud noise. You and other Iowa residents should be aware of the potential for hearing loss if you work in a loud industry.
Any time employees are working around moving vehicles, there is the threat that an accident could occur.
In a recent story, a company has been fined after a worker was injured when his foot got trapped by the paddles in the hopper of a concrete pump.
No workplace is free from risk...the unpredictable can happen without warning, even when precautions are taken.
It's that wonderful time of the year in Central Iowa where fall finally hits...and we spend our weekends at the pumpkin patches & apple orchards. As we enjoy the afternoons on hayrack rides and playing in the corn bin...it might surprise you to discover how many employees are needed to operate a pumpkin patch or orchard.
There are many hidden hazards around the workplace...ones that sometimes you can't always account for...however, enacting proper safety precautions around areas where a fall might occur is NOT one of them.