Chemical Burns Can be Life-Altering

It’s no secret that exposure to some chemicals can be life threatening. Inhaling toxic chemicals harms the lungs and can kill. Chemical burns also can have a long-lasting impact on victims’ lives. However, most people don’t realize that caustic chemicals are more commonplace. Even household cleaners have the potential of causing irreparable skin damage. In […]

The Seriousness of Electrical Shock

Electricity is a necessity for modern living, and people who build residential and commercial properties, work with power lines and electrical grids, as well as those who work near high-powered machines are at risk for electrocution. Electrical shock causes 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries a year. With the right awareness and precautions, employers could prevent […]

House Republicans Use an Obscure Legislative Tool to Shoot Down Yet Another Obama-era Workplace Regulation

The GOP has recently invoked the power of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) – which has been pretty much dormant since its enactment in 1996 – in order to repeal Obama-era regulations. Before Trump’s inauguration, CRA had been successfully used only once in 2001 when Congress threw out a measure that enforced certain ergonomic rules […]

Attractive Nuisance

Children possess natural curiosity, a quality that can be both charming and dangerous. The “attractive nuisance doctrine” is a legal concept, designed to protect curious children, that makes it easier to sue a property owner for an injury sustained by a child on his property, even if the child was trespassing at the time of […]

Top 5 On the Job Accident Resources

When you are hurt on the job you have your immediate needs to worry about and you may not be able to return to work. You need to know your options and what you can do to protect your future. 1. Workers’ Compensation Claims Workers’ Compensation is the first avenue that most injured workers should […]

Forklift Accidents

Forklift accidents can cause severe and fatal injuries. The majority of these accidents are preventable when operators are properly trained and everyone involved, including bystanders, follows proper safety protocols. According to Occupational Health and Safety Magazine, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 85 people are killed in forklift accidents each year, and […]

Stand Down – How to Organize a Safety Event at Your Workplace

A Safety Stand-Down is an event in the workplace designed to promote fall prevention in the construction industry by identifying fall hazards and ways that fall safety can be improved. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set a goal in 2015 for more than 20,000 Stand-Downs with more than 3 million workers participating. […]

Common Construction Accident Claims

Under the best conditions, construction sites are inherently dangerous. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set forth strict safety standards to minimize the dangers as much as possible. However, OSHA violations are not uncommon and even with total compliance construction accidents still happen. Injured construction workers may be able to receive Workers’ Compensation […]

Brain Injury: Returning Headaches A Serious Signal

Traumatic brain injury is a serious public health problem but knowing a few facts can help protect yourself and your family. Possibly the most important thing that you need to know is that symptoms of a life-threatening brain injury can be delayed. The symptoms may not show up for hours or days after injury, then […]