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Posts tagged "Workplace Accidents"

Mental workplace distractions are more common than you think

You've heard of the dangers of distracted driving. You know that distractions in the workplace can also lead to accidents and serious injuries. Your boss tells you and the other workers to always keep your focus on the task at hand.

How to help someone with a broken leg

A co-worker falls off of an unstable ladder at work and lands on the concrete floor six feet below. It's a relatively short fall and you know they're not in significant danger, but everyone on the floor hears their leg snap as they hit the ground. You run over, knowing they have a broken bone and need assistance.

Critical tips to prevent a trench collapse

For workers who have to dig trenches or work inside of them on the job, a collapse is one of their biggest concerns. It can happen in a split-second, and workers can be seriously hurt or killed as they're covered with rock, dirt and debris.

Car accidents during work and the scope of your employment

Many people assume that you are covered under workers' compensation for injuries in a car accident as long as you are on the clock when the accident occurred. If you get into an accident, you get compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other such costs. It's the same as if you got hurt falling off of a ladder or using power tools.

3 injured when rebar tower collapses

Three people were hurt in California when a rebar tower apparently collapsed without warning. Reports claim that the tower weighed around 1,000 pounds. While all three people did survive the collapse, the injuries to at least one person are considered critical.

California tightens workplace safety violation reporting

The best workplaces are the safest. Most workers in offices and sites where safety is a major concern know that protection starts with leadership and continues down to everyday actions by everyone on site. Companies with high-risk activities like construction and transportation often have safety officers with executive power to protect their employees.

Common electrical hazards in the workplace

Electricity is an important part of our everyday lives. It is also incredibly dangerous and can lead to serious injuries or even death if not properly monitored. Electrocution has been deemed as one of the big four construction hazards by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Let's take a look at the most common electrical hazards in the workplace.

An overview of trench safety in California

Working at a construction site where trenches are present can be incredibly dangerous. Trenches need to be built carefully and then maintained so that workers in and around them do not suffer injuries or even death. When you go to work each day in California with trenches, you need to know how to safely perform your job duties.

Preventing scaffolding accidents in Stanislaus

Construction is occurring all over Stanislaus, California, and most of it involves the use of scaffolding at some point or another. Scaffolding is most often constructed outside of a building being remodeled or built. It is used by construction workers so they can easily access all areas of the building to attach siding, install brick or apply stucco. Here's how you can prevent scaffolding accidents in California.

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