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April 2017 Archives

Can I refuse to work under unsafe conditions?

As a worker in California, you have a number of protections available under the law that guarantee you do not have to do work that is unreasonably unsafe. This holds true regardless of your field of employment. No matter what kind of job you have, there are regulations provided by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that dictate the safe, proper way to do that job, and your employer cannot ask you to work outside of those accepted conditions. If you believe that your workplace is unsafe and does not meet OSHA safety standards, then you have the right to refuse hazardous work.

Is pesticide poisoning a workplace injury?

Workplace injuries are not confined to broken bones or slip-and-fall accidents. In many cases, a workplace injury may arise from exposure to an unsafe substance, such as pesticide. However, even though pesticide poisoning is very real, and affects many workers each year, there is little data to look to for specific guidance on just how often pesticide poisoning occurs.

Construction workers to participate in stand down for safety

Across the nation, falling while on a construction site remains the largest cause of injury and death among construction workers. To combat this problem, and hopefully create more workplaces that preserve workers' safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Center for Construction Research and Training (CCRT) are encouraging construction employers to take time to participate in the fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The nationwide push will take place between May 8 and 12.

Winery fined in worker's death

A tragic death can occur in even the most beautiful places. Recently, a worker was killed while unloading metal barrels in Napa valley, leading to significant fines for the estate. According to the investigation, the accident was caused by several safety violations present on the grounds.

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