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March 2019 Archives

Workplace accidents involving emergency vehicles are prevalent

Data gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration led to concern over the high number of emergency vehicles that crash while responding to crises nationwide. In California and elsewhere, a significant amount of fatal workplace accidents involve ambulances, fire trucks and police vehicles. The fact that these vehicles often need to travel at high speeds in response to emergencies increases the risks of crashes causing severe or fatal injuries.

Síndrome del túnel carpiano causado por el trabajo

Existen varios tipos de oficios o trabajos en donde las personas son más propensas a tener accidentes o lesiones mientras realizan el mismo. Un brazo roto por una caída de un techo, una lesión en la espalda por levantar objetos pesados o el síndrome del túnel carpiano son ejemplos muy comunes. Sin embargo y por varias razones, muchas veces no se le da la importancia necesaria a este último.

You don't have to do an unsafe job

Your employer tells you to do something that you know is clearly unsafe and puts you at serious risk. Maybe they want you to work near live power lines, for instance, or maybe they tell you to use a 40-foot ladder that is clearly rusted, broken and neglected. Regardless of exactly what the risk looks like, it all comes back to the fact that you know you could suffer serious injuries -- or even lose your life -- if an accident happens.

Common workplace injuries suffered by concrete workers

Each worker on a construction site in California faces numerous general safety hazards along with those that are unique to his or her job. Concrete workers, for example, face the typical slip and fall dangers, and they are vulnerable to struck-by incidents. They are at risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders through the repetitive shoveling and lifting involved in their jobs. Along with these workplace injuries, they face the risk of suffering concrete burns.

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