It's the holiday season, and with the holidays comes many businesses getting in the holiday spirit by putting up festive holiday lights & decorations. With those increased worker responsibilities, comes increased risks.
If you hurt your head just while playing with your kids...you wouldn't let that pain and the effects to linger...so why would you suffer through the pain does an injury occurring at work.
Below is a report detailing how a hard-working employee was injured due to a lack of training and safety protocol.
You might find it surprising that of all the types of work-related injuries, the second-most common (right after falls/trips) is...muscle strain.
Those of you that work on a farm know full well how much risk you face on a daily basis. The unpredictability of animals...heavy machinery...dirty/muddy conditions...can all add up to make a very risky worksite.
Construction cranes have revolutionized the way contractors build buildings, bridges, roadways and other important structures. When choosing your profession, you decided to become a crane operator. After all, employers typically pay a premium for experienced crane operators. As you probably know, however, working on construction cranes can be dangerous.
Earlier this week, a construction worker in Nebraska suffered significant injuries after he fell 20-30 feet on the job site. He had been working on an elevated platform when the accident occurred.
In Colorado recently, a floorer won a $16 million lawsuit after he suffered severe injuries when an electrical box exploded. He had gone back to the electrical box to see why his tools had suddenly lost power...and when he touched the box, without warning, it exploded.
Cumulative or repetitive trauma injuries develop over time, and their origin may not be immediately recognizable or provable. But that is where our knowledge and experience serves you best.
Working in a restaurant is no easy task. In fact, it can be hazardous to your health and safety. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 165 restaurant workers died on the job in 2016. Even if you do not experience a fatal accident, you can suffer an injury that causes you to lose wages and face medical expenses.
When working outside in sub-zero temperatures, your risk of injury increases. This could be due to the sub-zero temps or possibly the icy conditions. In the instance above, ice may have been a factor in causing the accident.
Near Chicago, two rail workers were going about their normal workday...prepping a line for a normal, routine track repair, when, without warning, a gas tank exploded...killing one employee and severely injuring the other.
When factoring in proper compensation for a workers' injuries, it's imperative that you look long-term at how this injury will affect that workers' life.