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Archive | 2014

8 Winter and Holiday Safety Tips for the Workplace and Home (Pt. 2)

Picking up from where we left off in 8 Winter and Holiday Safety Tips for the Workplace and Home (Pt. 1), here, we will continue pointing out some essential holiday safety tips to share with your colleagues and family members. More Holiday Safety Tips Tip 3 – Take care of Christmas trees. The National Fire […]

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8 Winter and Holiday Safety Tips for the Workplace and Home (Pt. 1)

The holidays can be a wonderful time to enjoy your family, friends and colleagues, but they can also be a time when there may be additional hazards in your workplace and/or home. From Christmas trees and Christmas lights to indoor heaters, candles and fireplaces, there can be a number of new items introduced into your […]

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Top 7 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards (Pt. 3)

Wrapping up our three-part blog series Top 7 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards, here, we will point out the last three most frequently cited OSHA violations that round out the top 7 (as of November 2014). Additional OSHA Standards That Are Commonly Violated by Employers 5 – Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) This frequently violated OSHA […]

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Top 7 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards (Pt. 2)

Picking up where Top 7 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards (Pt. 1) left off, here, we will continue to point out the most commonly cited OSHA standards and what violations of them mean for employers and workers. More Commonly Violated OSHA Standards 3 – Scaffolding (1926.451) This OSHA standard sets various requirements for scaffolding (not […]

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Top 7 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards (Pt. 1)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regularly inspects workplaces throughout the U.S. to ensure that they are safe and that employers are in compliance with federal standards to keep their employees safe. Despite the fact that employers should be in compliance with federal regulations and that they know they are subject to OSHA inspections, […]

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Fatal Workplace Accident Leads to 7 Serious OSHA Violations for Cleveland Steelmaker

Cleveland Track Materials has just been cited with seven serious OSHA violations for its role in contributing to a fatal workplace accident that occurred this past August. According to OSHA’s investigation-related documents, a 45-year-old employee of the steel rolling company died when he suffered blunt-force trauma and was crushed by the spinning shaft of one […]

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Colorado Fracking Accident Kills 1, Seriously Injures 2, Sparking an OSHA Investigation

An extensive investigation is currently underway after one worker died and two other were seriously injured in a Colorado fracking accident that occurred in Weld County on November 13th. According to the latest reports regarding this Colorado fracking accident, the deadly incident occurred at approximately 9:30 am as workers were trying to heat up a […]

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Circus Accident in “Human Chandalier” Act Injures Nine, Leads to Serious OSHA Citation

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been fined $7,000 by regulators at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its role in causing a serious circus accident that ended up injuring nine circus employees. According to the official OSHA citation, which was issued on November 4th, the circus accident occurred back in […]

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Winter Safety Tips for Outdoor Workers (Pt. 3)

Wrapping up our three-part blog series Winter Safety Tips for Outdoor Workers, here we will present some final important safety information regarding what outdoor workers can do to keep themselves safe and ward off cold-induced illnesses this winter season. While the first two parts of this blog series focused on discussing cold-induced illness and some […]

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Winter Safety Tips for Outdoor Workers (Pt. 2)

Picking up where Winter Safety Tips for Outdoor Workers (Pt. 1) left off, below, we will continue to discuss some important things outdoor workers and employers should be aware of as the winter season fast approaches. While the first part of this blog series focused on pointing out the specific risks and dangers outdoor workers […]

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Winter Safety Tips for Outdoor Workers (Pt. 1)

As the winter holiday season fast approaches, now is a good time for outdoor workers and their employers to review some essential winter safety tips so that these employees have minimal chances of being injured due to working in cold winter conditions. In this three-part blog series, we’ll highlight some essential winter safety tips for […]

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Colorado Death Benefits: FAQs (Pt. 3)

Here is the conclusion to our blog series Colorado Death Benefits: FAQs. Q – Will my death benefits payments be impacted if I am receiving other benefits? A – Possibly – it depends on the other types of benefits you are receiving. According to Colorado workers’ compensation law (8-42-114), the following are some of the […]

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Colorado Death Benefits: FAQs (Pt. 2)

Picking up from where we left off in Colorado Death Benefits: FAQs (Pt. 1), here, we will continue responding to common questions about Colorado death benefits. Q – Do Colorado death benefits include additional compensation for funeral and burial expenses? A – Yes, in many cases, people can obtain additional compensation specifically for funeral and […]

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Colorado Death Benefits: FAQs (Pt. 1)

Colorado workers’ compensation laws provide various protections to injured workers; they also stipulate that families of workers who have sustained fatal workplace injuries may be entitled to receive death benefits. Given that the eligibility requirements for Colorado death benefits can be complicated and that the process of receiving these benefits can be obtuse, in this […]

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Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents at Work: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 3)

Wrapping up our blog series Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents at Work: 6 Facts to Know, below are some final important facts to know about workplace slip, trip and fall accidents. Fact 4 – Police officers are most commonly injured by slip, trip and fall accidents at work. When analysis of the incidence of slip, […]

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Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents at Work: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 2)

Continuing from where we left off in Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents at Work: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1), here we will carry on our discussion regarding the incidence, causes and effects of workplace slip, trip and fall accidents and injuries. Fact 2 – When workers are hurt in fall accidents, their injuries typically […]

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Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents at Work: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1)

While slipping or tripping and falling down may be embarrassing, it’s often also extremely harmful. In fact, falling accidents – even when they don’t involve falls from great heights – can result in serious, long-term injuries that, in the worst cases, can trigger irreversible impairments. When such slip, trip and fall accidents happen while people […]

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10 Jobs with the Highest Rates of Fatal Workplace Injuries (Pt. 3)

Here is the conclusion to our blog series 10 Jobs with the Highest Rates of Fatal Workplace Injuries. The statistics discussed in this blog have been compiled by researchers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (and were published in the BLS’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, CFOI). More Workers Who Have a High Risk of […]

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10 Jobs with the Highest Rates of Fatal Workplace Injuries (Pt. 2)

Picking up from where we left off in 10 Jobs with the Highest Rates of Fatal Workplace Injuries (Pt. 1), below we will continue our discussion of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S., according to the findings reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). These Workers Also Have […]

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10 Jobs with the Highest Rates of Fatal Workplace Injuries (Pt. 1)

Day to day, you likely don’t think about the fact that you could be involved in a fatal accident at work. However, for some workers in the U.S., there is a significant possibility of sustaining fatal workplace injuries due to the common risks and dangers associated with their jobs. In an effort to pinpoint some […]

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Health Care Workers Suffer More Injuries, Have Less Protections, Report Finds

Hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities are places where the public goes to improve their health and seek treatment for various ailments. Despite this fact, these medical facilities are ironically the site of hundreds of thousands of injuries each year, as health care workers commonly sustain workplace injuries at rates that are far higher […]

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How to Prevent Heat Illnesses: Safety Tips for Outdoor Workers (Pt. 3)

Here is the conclusion to our three-part blog How to Prevent Heat Illnesses: Safety Tips for Outdoor Workers. Tips for Preventing Heat Illnesses Along with staying hydrated, wearing the proper gear and taking plenty of breaks, more ways that outdoor workers can reduce their risk of developing heat illnesses include by: Avoiding things that can […]

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How to Prevent Heat Illnesses: Safety Tips for Outdoor Workers (Pt. 2)

Picking up from where How to Prevent Heat Illnesses: Safety Tips for Outdoor Workers (Pt. 1) left off, below we will continue our discussion of summer safety for outdoor workers. Specifically, while the first part of this blog focused on defining the types of heat illnesses that outdoor workers are susceptible to developing during the […]

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How to Prevent Heat Illnesses: Safety Tips for Outdoor Workers (Pt. 1)

Each year, thousands of outdoor workers sustain serious heat illnesses, and, in the worst cases, these heat illnesses end up being fatal (according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA). While this fact may be disturbing and cause for worry in and of itself, what may be possible as distressing is the fact that […]

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Tree-Trimming Safety Highlighted in Recent OSHA Report

Tree-trimming is a notoriously hazardous occupation, as the risk of falling or having objects fall onto workers and seriously injure them is an inherent danger associated with this type of work. To highlight some of the ways that tree-trimmers can protect themselves and reduce their risks of falling while they work, the Occupational Safety and […]

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Deadliest Cities for America’s Workers

The incidence of workplace fatalities is far greater in some U.S. cities, especially those that are focused on a specific industry, a recent report has pointed out. In fact, according to this report based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor, the deadliest cities for American workers are as follows: Midland, Texas, where there […]

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Could New Approach to Injury Prevention Reduce Workplace Fatalities?

Although the number of workplace injuries reportedly occurring in the U.S. each seems to be steadily decreasing, the incidence of workplace fatalities doesn’t seem to be declining at a similar rate, leading some safety professionals to question whether a new approach needs to be considered for protecting workers from deadly accidents and events. In fact, […]

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A Look at How OSHA Has Improved Workplace Safety

Over the last 40 years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reportedly played an important role in reducing the number of workplace injuries and fatalities in the U.S. by more than 60 percent. In fact, since OSHA was created in 1970: The U.S. workforce has more than doubled in size. The number of […]

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Workplace Noise Exposure Is A Serious Problem, Workers’ Hearing Loss Is On the Rise

As many as 30 million workers in the U.S. are regularly exposed to dangerous levels of workplace noise, according to research conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH). With such workplace noise exposure, workers have a significantly increased risk of developing potentially permanent hearing issues, including (but not necessarily limited to): […]

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Workplace Violence: Facts and Statistics (Pt. 3)

Wrapping up Workplace Violence: Facts and Statistics, here is the conclusion to this three-part blog dedicated to highlighting the prominence and problem of workplace violence in the U.S.  While the first and second parts of this blog were focused on presenting workplace violence statistics and risk factors (respectively), below, we will take a closer look […]

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Workplace Violence: Facts and Statistics (Pt. 2)

Picking up from where Workplace Violence: Facts and Statistics (Pt. 1) left offer, here we will continue to focus on the prevalence and problem of workplace violence in the U.S. While the first part of this blog was dedicated to presenting workplace violence statistics, below, we will highlight some of the factors that can increase […]

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Workplace Violence: Facts and Statistics (Pt. 1)

Workplace violence is a serious issue for both employees and employers alike in the U.S. While workplace violence can involve threats of physical harm or even verbal abuse (both of which can create lasting psychological damage), in its most severe forms, workplace violence can cause people to sustain serious injuries, permanent impairments and potentially even […]

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Preventable Deaths 2014 Reports that 53,000+ Workers Die Each Year in U.S.

Workplace injuries and occupational illnesses are responsible for the deaths of more than 53,000 workers every year in the U.S., reports Preventable Deaths 2014 (an in-depth report compiled and published by the National Council on Occupational Safety and Health – or National COSH). Additional facts and statistics regarding workplace deaths that were spotlighted in this […]

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6 Things to Look for in a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer (Pt. 3)

Concluding 6 Things to Look for in a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, below are some final factors to remember when you are searching for the best workers’ compensation attorney to advocate your rights and help you get the benefits you deserve. 5. A Record of Success with Workers’ Compensation Cases – When you are confident that […]

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6 Things to Look for in a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer (Pt. 2)

Continuing from 6 Things to Look for in a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer (Pt. 1), below we continue the discussion regarding important criteria to keep mind as you screen attorneys to represent you in your workers’ compensation case. 3. Good Standing with the State Bar Association – Experience is just one of the important credentials lawyers […]

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6 Things to Look for in a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer (Pt. 1)

When you are ready to file a workers’ compensation claim or when you need to file an appeal to get the benefits you deserve, having a skilled attorney on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. However, when it comes to choosing a workers’ compensation lawyer to represent you […]

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Business Owner Sentenced to Prison for Workers Comp Fraud

A business owner from Stanwood, Washington will be serving a year in prison for reportedly defrauding multiple agencies of workers’ compensation benefits. According to court documents associated with this case, Richard Stalkfleet pocketed about $295,000 in workers’ compensation benefits from November 2004 through November 2011 all while running a successful business that took in upwards […]

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Back Pain and Office Ergonomics (Part 2)

Concluding our two-part blog Back Pain and Office Ergonomics, here we will take a more in-depth look at some specific office ergonomics that can be instituted to help relieve workers’ back pain and, ideally, reduce their risk of developing potentially crippling repetitive stress injuries (like carpal tunnel syndrome). Check out this table for an easy […]

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Back Pain and Office Ergonomics (Part 1)

While back pain and injuries can develop as a result of some traumatic incident or accident, in many cases, these crippling injuries can slowly arise overtime due to the repetitive stress placed on the back. In fact, in terms of repetitive stress, one of the more significant things that can contribute to back pain is […]

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Do You Primarily Sit at Work? You May Have a Higher Risk of Heart Failure

If you work in an office, the chances are that you send most of your working days sitting. While there may be some ergonomic issues that come into play with sedentary jobs, some researchers have recently reported that these types of jobs may also increase workers’ risk of heart failure. In fact, according to researchers […]

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Workers’ Compensation Payouts May Cost Employers Up to $1B Weekly

The cost of workers’ compensation payouts and employee injuries may cost American employers as much as $1 billion every week, according to a recent report published by BOLT Insurance. This report not only focused on totaling the direct and indirect costs that U.S. employers absorb due to workplace injuries, but it took a critical look […]

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Workplace Injuries: A Big Problem Healthcare Workers

Although the health care industry has been a huge target of public scrutiny in the past decade, the perspective is usually from the patient standpoint, criticizing the nature or administration of care, health insurance coverage, etc. However, some recently published research from Medical Staffing Network Healthcare LLC sheds some light on how the health care […]

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Dirty Workplaces, Sick Workers and How to Protect Yourself (Part 2)

Continuing from Dirty Workplaces, Sick Workers and How to Protect Yourself (Part 1), below, we will share some additional key findings of the recent Kimberly-Clark Professionals’ study on the dangers and prevalence of office germs. While these findings may be alarming and disconcerting, it’s important that office workers are aware of them so that they […]

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Dirty Workplaces, Sick Workers and How to Protect Yourself (Part 1)

While the risk of some types of workplace accidents – like overexertion or falls from high levels – substantially drops for employees who work in an office environment, other risks – like being exposed to germs – can be higher for these workers. In fact, exposure to office germs and protection from them should be […]

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Hand Hygiene Tips To Reduce Your Risk of Flu, Sick Days

During the cold and flu season, being diligent about keeping up with hand hygiene can be essential to stopping the spread of these nasty viruses, keeping yourself and your family healthy and reducing the chances that you will miss work due to illness. The following are some key hand hygiene tips to keep in mind […]

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How Outdoor Workers Can Protect Themselves in the Cold (Part 2)

Picking up from How Outdoor Workers Can Protect Themselves in the Cold (Part 1)¸ here is some additional information regarding what outdoor workers should do to prevent themselves from sustaining serious cold weather injuries this winter season. While Part 1 of this blog focused on discussing some of the specific elements of the cold that […]

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How Outdoor Workers Can Protect Themselves in the Cold (Part 1)

This year’s winter season has ushered in record-breaking storms and cold conditions that ravaged much of the Midwest and Northeastern areas of the U.S. While many people have faced the effects of this crippling cold at their homes, for those who work outdoors, the cold conditions may be unavoidable – and they may put these […]

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Mining Deaths Increase in 2013, According to MSHA

Mining deaths in 2013 increased by approximately 1.5 percent from those that occurred in 2012 – jumping from 36 mining fatalities in 2012 to 42 mining deaths in 2013, according to preliminary reports issued by officials at the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Although 2013 had been on target to reporting less mining deaths, […]

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