What are OSHA’s “Fatal Four” types of work accidents?

What are OSHA’s “Fatal Four” types of work accidents?

August 19, 2020

Workplace fatalities tend to fall into one of four categories. Falls, Struck by an object, Electrocutions and Caught-in or caught-between.
Safety strategies for industrial worksites

Safety strategies for industrial worksites

August 25, 2020

The CEO of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) explains that many causes of industrial injuries and illnesses do not manifest themselves in the short term.
Heat-related illness and how workers can avoid it

Heat-related illness and how workers can avoid it

August 13, 2020

Construction workers and anyone else in California who works outdoors should know about the danger of heat-related illness.
Does a back injury qualify for a worker & compensation claim?

Does a back injury qualify for a worker & compensation claim?

August 13, 2020

In California, if a back injury occurs while the worker was working a shift, the worker may be able to collect worker’s compensation.
Some facts about workplace injuries

Some facts about workplace injuries

December 31, 2020

When you’ve been injured on the job, it may seem safe to assume that your employer’s insurance company will pay out your workers’ compensation benefits.
Plumbers face many hazards while on the job

Plumbers face many hazards while on the job

October 5, 2020

If you are hurt or get sick while on the plumber job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Common injuries for machine shop workers

Common injuries for machine shop workers

October 9, 2020

California residents who work in machine shops know that these can be dangerous places to perform their job duties. The risks of chemical spills, fires, machine
Cellphone use in a workplace as well as a road danger

Cellphone use in a workplace as well as a road danger

October 13, 2020

Road safety advocates believe that cellphone use is behind an alarming increase in the number of distracted driving accidents in California and around the country.
If I am injured at work, what benefits can I receive?

If I am injured at work, what benefits can I receive?

August 24, 2020

Under the workers’ compensation system, your employer will usually be required to pay for medical treatment related to your work injury.
Why back injuries occur at work

Why back injuries occur at work

September 3, 2020

Back pain can impact both your quality of life and your ability to produce while at work. Generally speaking, employers in California and throughout the country
Why companies should take safety seriously

Why companies should take safety seriously

July 22, 2020

Ideally, the company that employs you will have a safety plan in place that makes it easy to respond to an emergency situation in a timely manner.
How safety in retail warehouses can be improved

How safety in retail warehouses can be improved

June 9, 2020

Warehouses are becoming more automated with autonomous forklifts and other robotic machines replacing manual labor.
Preventing machine-related injuries with machine guards

Preventing machine-related injuries with machine guards

May 28, 2020

There are roughly four types of machine guards. First are fixed guards and adjustable guards, both of which are permanent fixtures on machines.
How to guard against hand injuries at work

How to guard against hand injuries at work

September 16, 2020

Your workers should be given gloves that can protect against cuts, humidity and other hazards that they face.
Determining if an injury should be recorded

Determining if an injury should be recorded

March 19, 2020

OSHA rules require most companies in California and throughout the country to record any injury that results in a person seeking medical treatment other than basic first aid.
Establishing a fall prevention program for work

Establishing a fall prevention program for work

September 21, 2020

To prevent or at least reduce the chances of a fall, employers need to have a fall prevention program that follows all OSHA regulations.
Cal/OSHA: Tesla underreported workplace injuries

Cal/OSHA: Tesla underreported workplace injuries

March 25, 2020

Tesla, the manufacturer of all-electric luxury automobiles, has avoided providing full reports of workplace accidents and injuries at its factory.
Occupational hearing loss: the basics

Occupational hearing loss: the basics

September 25, 2020

As a worker in California, you know you’re eligible to receive compensation for job-related injuries. The latter can include noise-induced hearing loss.
What kind of workers’ comp benefits can unauthorized workers get?

What kind of workers’ comp benefits can unauthorized workers get?

February 10, 2020

Unauthorized or undocumented workers are entitled to virtually the same workers’ comp benefits as other California workers.
Road construction workers are at higher risk

Road construction workers are at higher risk

December 3, 2019

In California, the dangers faced by construction workers in road work zones are pronounced. The number of deaths in road construction accidents is on the rise nationally.