Every year, hundreds of thousands of restaurant workers are injured on the job. These employees risk being burned by chemical cleaning agents, hot oil or flames. They have the potential of getting cut by sharp objects such as knives. They also risk slipping and falling on wet or slippery surfaces or getting struck by commercial equipment. These are only some of the injuries that they face though.
Even though a sprained ankle is a common injury, it doesn't make it any easier to deal with. This can impact you in many ways, from the pain and discomfort to the inability to move.
A 35-year-old meat processing plant worker died on the job in Muncy Township last week.
A Bala Cynwyd tree worker was seriously injured when they were electrocuted and burned by electrical wires on the morning of April 11.
Even if you don't work in a physically intensive industry, there's still a chance you could suffer an on-the-job injury. For example, if you're an office worker, a slip-and-fall accident could result in a concussion.
In January, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new rule that lessens required workplace injury and illness reporting for many businesses. Under the Obama administration, OSHA began requiring businesses with at least 250 employees to electronically submit reports detailing each of these injuries and illnesses. The new rule removes that requirement.
There are a variety of activities that can cause neck injuries, resulting in serious pain and discomfort. Understanding how to care for your neck is critical, as the right approach can help you avoid an injury that puts you on the shelf for an extended period of time.
People who work in construction zones have some of the most dangerous jobs there are. In addition to the inherent dangers of working on any construction site, they're at the mercy of drivers who may be impaired, drowsy or just not exercising the extra caution needed around highway construction zones.
Although a low back strain is not the most serious injury, it can cause a good amount of pain and discomfort. Furthermore, if you don't treat it immediately and in the appropriate manner, you run the risk of additional injury.
Power drills are used by millions of professionals every day, spanning a variety of industries. If using this tool is a big part of your job, don't take your safety for granted. Instead, make sure you know the exact steps you must take to avoid an accident and related injury.