A worker was injured after she caught her finger in a machine she typically used at her job. It appeared at first glance that it was a significant injury, but after a bit, it was determined that it wasn't as severe as first thought.
They make it possible to get to work in the morning...they make it possible to get home...and we definitely thank all the snow crews that work day & night to make sure the roads are as safe as possible.
There are far too many employers who try and skirt proper safety measures at the workplace. We can't understand that...we can't figure out why someone would knowingly put another individual in a dangerous/risky situation.
If you suffered an injury at work in Iowa or have been diagnosed with an occupational disease or disability, you have the right to file for medical treatment and disability benefits through your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier.
When you work in/near roads, it's hard enough trying to safely perform your tasks while avoiding negligent drivers, but recently, an employee for a state transportation department was going about his job, when he was struck by a large chunk of ice that had flown off a passing truck.
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.
Any time you're starting a new job, your hope is that you'll receive the proper training in order to do that job properly, precisely...and most importantly...safely.
There was a recent article, which examined what workplace injuries have become most common.
In our many years of fighting for workers' rights, we have seen workplace injuries happen just about everywhere.
A few years ago, the Secretary of Labor delivered a speech addressing safety in the workplace, and among his comments, he said: