August 2018 Blogs

A brain injury from an accident can leave you unable to work

Unlike spinal cord injuries and catastrophic injuries to limbs, which have a visible impact on a victim, the effects of a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) are often invisible. However, they can have severe, even lifelong consequences for the victim. While motor vehicle accidents are among the leading cause of TBI, long-term damage to the…

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Hospital workers lack protection against workplace injuries

Safety authorities believe hospital safety awareness nationwide, including in California, focuses mainly on patients and not enough on employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says working in a hospital is the most dangerous occupation in the country. A safety consultant says the areas of most concern are bloodborne pathogen risks, workplace violence, back injuries…

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How the Americans with Disabilities Act affects disabled workers

Disabled workers in the United States are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that became law in 1990. Its passage was designed to try to level the playing field for workers with disabilities. Under the terms of the ADA, companies are required to make “reasonable accommodations” that allow workers with disabilities to obtain…

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Cal/OSHA aims to reduce workplace injuries from falls

The number of injuries that follow falls in the workplace remains a concern nationwide. However, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has established more stringent safety rules than other states to address the prevalence of falls from heights. These state-specific requirements aim to implement measures in all workplaces to combat slip, trip and…

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