September 2017 Archives

The jobs that are most likely to leave you with a back injury

One statistic, published by the Bureau of Labor (BOL) in 2003 estimated that nearly four and a half million workers suffered non-fatal workplace injuries that year. Of those, just under a quarter of them were back-related ones.

How depression puts employees at higher risk of workplace illness

Many discussions of workplace injuries center around ways in which employees are physically harmed. It's commonplace to hear about a worker coming down with some type of respiratory ailment down the road, hurting their back, perhaps breaking some bones or even getting cut. However, little does one hear about another serious workplace injury employees suffer from: depression.

As fall approaches, heat safety remains important

Although summer is quickly winding down, it's important to remember that temperatures may remain high well into September. If you work outdoors, it is particularly important to keep close tabs on the weather at all times. This can be the difference between remaining safe and taking a risk with your health.

Why do forklift accidents happen?

Depending on your profession and industry, you may find yourself operating a forklift on a regular basis. Even if you don't actually operate the vehicle, there is as good chance that you could be in close proximity to forklifts every now and again.

Stand up for your rights when you are injured at work

Being injured at work ranks at the top of the list of things that most people dread. When you are hurt at work, you might be worried about losing your job. Fortunately, your employer can't fire you for making a workers' compensation claim. If the employer does fire you after you made a report about an injury at work, you might have a case for retaliation.

Employee sues Consolidated Rail Corporation for foot amputation

An employee of Pennsylvania's Consolidated Rail Corporation filed lawsuit against his employer in federal court on Monday, July 24. In his filing, he alleges that his employer neglected to provide a work environment that was reasonably safe for him to work in.

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