How to Gain Compensation For a Back Injury: When You Can and Can’t Sue

Back injuries are among the most debilitating injuries anyone can sustain. Whether your injury is a ruptured disk or a fractured vertebrae, it is likely that you will suffer from pain, restricted movement and expensive medical treatment. For that reason, it is important to understand when and how you can determine if you are owed […]

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 […]

Industrial Hearing Loss

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), 30 million people in the U.S. are exposed to dangerous levels of noise at work. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that about 22 million people are exposed to hazardous noise levels on-the-job and nine million more are exposed to chemicals that are […]

One in Five Americans Disabled

Disability is much easier to think of as something that affects other people than something that could easily affect you at any moment and is highly likely to affect you at some time in your life. The truth is that anyone can become disabled, suddenly or gradually. Right now, one in five American adults has […]

Office Safety

Did you know that the rate of disabling fall injuries is two to two and a half times greater for office workers than non-office workers? We don’t typically think of an office as a dangerous work environment, but accidents in the office are quite common. In fact, it is probably because there are no massive […]

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 […]

Complications from Burn Injuries

By Victoria Ipri – Staff Writer More than one million burn injuries are treated each year in the United States. Many of the victims are children. Sometimes, these injuries lead to disfigurement or death, not to mention the overwhelming expenses related to medical treatment of severe burns, and other financial and emotional consequences. Burn injuries […]

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. […]