Workplace Injuries Archives

Boosting Safety in Manufacturing

Manufacturing products requires heavy-duty machinery and could demand dozens of people to operate them on a mass scale. Most products, from printer paper to smart phones, came from raw or synthetic materials and are assembled into the high-quality, finished products we see today. It is still one of the world’s largest industries because it requires… Read More


Workers’ Compensation for Scars and Disfigurement

Workplace accidents can lead to different types of injuries, some with long lasting aftereffects, such as scars and disfigurement. Employees that suffer these impairments may qualify for disability benefits from their company’s workers’ compensation insurance carriers. It depends on several factors, such as the type of injury, where it occurred, where the injury is located… Read More


Installation Safety for Workers

Working at heights is a skilled profession but requires stringent safety practices to ensure that workers are protected from injury. In a recent case, the California state occupational safety and health agency fined a solar installation company over $190,000 for major safety and health violations after a worker was seriously injured in a fall. The… Read More


How Can I Prevent Common Office Injuries?

Construction and manufacturing worker injuries tend to get press, but accidents can happen in all workplaces, including offices. Approximately 76,000 employees who work in corporate office environments report serious injuries annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To avoid harm that can lead to lost work days, debilitating long-term medical problems, and even fatalities,… Read More


Sanitation Worker Hazards and Injuries

Sanitation injuries are more common than you may think. In the United States, sanitation work is the seventh most dangerous industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Thousands of sanitation workers are hurt every year with injuries ranging from mild to fatal. Weather conditions, as well as other factors, can contribute to these… Read More


High-Visibility Apparel in Demand for Safety

Safety apparel manufacturers and retailers have seen a noticeable increase in demand for high-visibility accessories and apparel designed to protect workers in a variety of industries. Even in workplaces where bright, reflective clothing is not required, many business owners see the far-reaching benefits of increasing worker visibility and designating their staff as employers or members… Read More


Does Workplace Violence Fit into Workers’ Compensation?

Workplace violence is physical or threatening violence that can happen to anyone while they are working. Several different incidents can happen while in the workplace to classify it as workplace violence, and some occupations are more at-risk than others. Unfortunately, workplace violence can be hard to predict and therefore prevent. Workplace violence can take the… Read More


Heat-Related Work Injuries

Heat-related injuries and illnesses, such as sunburn, heat stroke, heat exhaustion, cramps, and rashes can occur in many types of work environments, and can be immediate or build up over time. As temperatures heat up this summer, now is the time to learn the signs and symptoms and to become familiar with preventative measures. Heat… Read More


Firefighter Safety Stand Down Week

Firefighters regularly put themselves at risk of injury during the line of duty simply because of the nature of their roles. One rarely talked about topic is the higher-than-average possibility of firefighters being diagnosed with work-related cancers. How extensive is this concern? Between 2010 and 2015, almost 30,000 firefighters studied by the National Institute for… Read More


What are Common Forklift Injuries?

On June 11, manufacturers and industrial companies are asked to recognize and commemorate National Forklift Safety Day. Plenty of workers regularly use forklifts to do their jobs. However, like all machinery, forklift operations can lead to injuries and even fatalities. Research shows that nearly 100,000 forklift accidents are reported each year. Common Injuries Related to… Read More


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