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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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Ontario Woman Accused of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Clara Hamilton, a woman from Ontario, is currently facing criminal fraud charges for allegedly collecting more than $190,000 in workers’ compensation benefits on behalf of her deceased mother. According to the police report associated with this case, law enforcement officials discovered the alleged workers’ compensation fraud when, in May 2012, they had raided Hamilton’s home […]

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Workplace Fatalities Reportedly Decreased in 2012 (Part 1)

According to the National Census of Fatal Workplace Occupational Injuries (conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), the number of accident-related workplace deaths that occurred in 2012 decreased by more than 300 from those that took place in 2011, dropping from 4,693 in 2011 to 4,383 in 2012. Some of the factors cited in the […]

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What to Expect in Workplace Safety Trends for 2013 (Part 1)

With the new year upon us, many experts are speculating on what workers, employers and insurance companies can expect in the way of workplace safety trends for 2013. The following are some of the work-related safety trends that will likely be the focus of 2013: New and Revised Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations: […]

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Protecting Young Workers in Colorado

In 2010, there were close to 400 employees who were under the age of 24 who were killed in work accident in the U.S.  About 30 of these workers were under the age of 18.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were an addition 800,000 young workers who wound up […]

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Workers’ Compensation Confusion in Colorado

Workers’ compensation is here to offer health insurance and specific monetary benefits to those who have been injured on the job.  These benefits are fixed by law, yet many employers aren’t ready to give you the compensation that you deserve.  For this reason, our Boulder workers’ compensation attorneys urge you to contact an experienced attorney […]

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Green Jobs in the Rockies & Risks for Work Accidents

It seems like the whole country is going green!  A lot of jobs are going green, too!  These are the kinds of jobs that help to revitalize our resources and our economy and they help to get people back to work.  These kinds of jobs aren’t necessarily safe though!  Employees that work in green industries […]

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More Colorado Jobs — More Work Accidents

The number of nonfarm payroll jobs increase by close to 5,000 from June to July of 2012.  This means that there was a total of nearly 2,295,000 jobs!  Jobs in the private sector increase be more than 4,000 as well while government jobs increased by 300, according to the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment. […]

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Boulder Job Safety: Rest Reduces Risk!

We can only do so much in a day, and our safety relies heavily on our workloads.  According to the United States Department of Labor, it’s important to make sure that employees have a work load that’s evenly distributed throughout their day and that they have plenty of time to rest.  This is especially important […]

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Drive Safely Work Week Just Weeks Away!

For close to 20 years, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) has put on the “Drive Safely Work Week” campaign.  This is a week-long campaign that takes place every year to help to raise awareness and get more employers and employees to stay safe on the road.  This year’s campaign is almost here.  […]

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Saving Money and Reducing Risks of Work Accidents: A Win-Win for All

Each and every year, on-the-job accidents, injuries and fatalities cost the country close to $200 billion.  That’s money that could be kept in companies bank accounts and it’s pain and suffering that workers can ultimately avoid.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are ways that you can save money and save […]

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OSHA Targets Residential Construction Accidents in Boulder

There’s going to be three more months of enforcement efforts to help to keep those who work in residential construction safe!  According to officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), the temporary enforcement measures will now extend on through the middle of December.  This is the program in which officials will provide work […]

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Fluorescent Bulbs & Your Health Risks at the Office

There are now more resources available to help to reduce the risks of work accidents in Colorado and elsewhere for employees who work closely with fluorescent bulbs.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), these workers face serious risks for mercury exposure when working around broken bulbs. Compact fluorescent bulbs are a lot […]

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Colorado Employment Law: Young Workers at High Risk for Accidents

The number of youth employed in the U.S. rose more than 2 percent from April to July of this year.  There were close to 20 million youth working in the country during this time, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  This means that more than half of the country’s youth (those between […]

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Fluorescent Bulbs and Risks of Mercury Exposure on the Job

There are two new educational resources to help you to avoid a serious, if not fatal, work accident in Boulder and elsewhere.  Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) recently released new materials to help workers from being overexposed to mercury while working with and around fluorescent bulbs.  These kinds of bulbs are […]

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OSHA Files Wistleblower Lawsuit on Behalf of Colorado Employee

Officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently filed suit against Angels Paws, an animal shelter in Colorado.  They filed the lawsuit on behalf of a worker who was fired in violation of OSHA’s whistleblower provisions. The worker was fired after they complained about various safety and health hazards that were observed with […]

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Blue Ribbon Foods Gets Poor Rating in OSHA Inspection

Colorado Blue Ribbon Foods LLC has recent been cited with nearly 30 safety and health violations after officials with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducted a follow-up investigation.  The follow-up inspection was conducted to make sure that the company had corrected the dangers that they were cited for from an even earlier inspection.  […]

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Pipeline Company Facing More Than $180,000 in Fines

Greenwood Village-based Pipeline Industries Inc. has recently been cited with seven violations for exposing workers to various cave-in dangers at work sites in Colorado.  These violations come with proposed fines of more than $180,000, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). An August and a September investigation by OSHA officials was the result […]

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