When most people think about workplace injuries, they thought of cuts, bruises, broken bones and maybe even head injuries often come to mind. Very few individuals think about a worker's mouth getting hurt. These types of incidents are often quite painful. Employees suffer mouth injuries on the job more often than you may suspect is the case though.
If you run a small handyman business, then you're likely a "jack of all trades." You probably feel invincible since you have years of experience in completing a variety of home repairs. We all make mistakes though. You can get hurt on the job. This is why you should have workers' compensation coverage before you take on more clients.
The "gig economy" is exploding. People who drive for Uber and Lyft, deliver for Grubhub and DoorDash and run errands and do household repairs for TaskRabbit and Handy are part of that workforce.
Summer is a time when many high school and college students serve in internships to gain valuable real world experience. Some work in various branches of government -- particularly at the federal and state level. Others work in companies and nonprofit organizations that do the kind of work they're interested in pursuing as an eventual career. Internships are also a great way to make connections that can help young people after they're finished with their education and looking for a job.
Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) recently published a study that they'd carried out on behalf of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. After questioning several construction workers, they determined that it's likely that employee sleep greatly impacts workplace safety.
At some point in most Americans' lives, they've probably worked in retail. These types of workplaces carry with them certain risks of injuries that leave workers vulnerable to getting seriously hurt on the job.
In May of 2015, federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulators fined the owner of a Montgomeryville factory, Lloyd Industries, $822,000 for repeated workplace safety violations.
Workers get hurt on the job in Dauphin and elsewhere in Pennsylvania daily. While many of the resulting injuries are relatively minor, others are quite serious. A worker may need to have surgery performed on them and face a lengthy recovery time. They may miss many days of work. This can make it difficult for them to cover their bills and maintain their lifestyle.
Hardworking individuals usually know their job duties well. They know the risks and the proper safety procedures to follow. They are aware of how to avoid getting hurt. Unfortunately, there are some instances in which workers do suffer from injuries at work. They can turn to the workers' compensation program for benefits that will help them address the injury and its effects.
Hearing loss isn't necessarily an inevitable fact of aging -- but it is a common occupational hazard that affects many different kinds of workers. Factory employees, construction workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics, for example, are among some of the diverse types of workers who can suffer job-related hearing loss.