Workplace Accidents

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To provide your best effort and performance while at work, you need to be able to fully focus on your job. However, it is impossible to focus if you are concerned about your health and safety at the workplace. You have the right to expect your employer to protect you…

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Automation is the goal of many companies, and using robots to perform tasks previously performed by human labor is likely to transform many industries over the next twenty years. Driverless cars may be the way of the future, both for transportation and for transport of cargo across long distances, and…

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A terrifying scene in Asheville, North Carolina on August 20th, 2018 has drawn attention from federal authorities. During the incident, a scaffold slipped free from its mooring, leaving two workers scrambling to safety. Thankfully, no one died or was significantly injured, though long-term mental suffering is a distinct possibility for…

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OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is charged with conducting investigations of certain workplace accidents, particularly fatal accidents. OSHA is also in charge of developing and enforcing workplace safety rules to ensure fatal accidents are much less common than they were one hundred years ago. Oftentimes, OSHA is the…

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Employees, regardless of their profession, have the right to a reasonable expectation of workplace safety. This is most often spoken of in terms of preventing workplace accidents, but there are other situations where an employer can be expected to act when necessary to protect employees, and one of these is…

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Many companies, particularly those in charge of dangerous workplaces such as factories and construction sites, or which employ drivers for any reason, have rigorous testing requirements to determine whether or not any of their employees are using drugs. Drugs, whether legal or not, can have a drastic impact on important…

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When people hear of a burn injury in an industrial setting, most assume that a fire caused the injury. But in reality, steam is the culprit more often than not. Fires are rare in these types of settings, but steam has a variety of industrial and commercial uses that put…

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A British newspaper investigation is drawing attention to a worldwide problem with working conditions in factories owned and run by Amazon, and unsafe practices the company utilizes regarding their delivery drivers. Amazon is one of the largest corporations in the United States. Despite the massive profits, the company stands accused…

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