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May 2020 Archives

Electrical hazards cited for many workplace injuries

Electricity poses risks to workers in all California industries, from office workers to construction workers. May is National Electricity Safety month, and it will be interesting to see whether the awareness campaign has reduced the number of electricity-related workplace injuries. It is not only electricians who are at risk because all work environments have potential electrical hazards.

Explosion and fire leave firefighters with workplace injuries

The circumstances that caused an explosion and massive fire in a California building are being investigated. A hazmat team responded to the scene in downtown Los Angeles as over 230 firefighters battled the blaze, which was categorized as a major emergency. Reportedly, the fire department was attending to the fire at about 6:30 p.m. when the blast occurred. Multiple firefighters suffered workplace injuries of various degrees of severity.

Would you even know if your job exposes you to carcinogens?

Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases anyone can have. The National Toxicology Program and the International Agency for Research on Cancer are two of the agencies that evaluate substances for carcinogenic classification. While most people know which substances in everyday life pose cancer risks, many are unaware of the carcinogens that threaten their health in their workplaces.

Construction workers' accidents: Dust hazards can harm health

Along with numerous other hazards on construction sites, dust exposure can cause severe harm to the health of workers. While construction workers' accidents typically have immediate consequences, the adverse effects caused by dust could develop over time. Employers in California and across the country are responsible for the safety and health of employees.

What could cause your workers' comp claim to be denied?

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health prescribes strict safety standards to keep workers in all industries safe. Employers must ensure work environments are safe and inform employees of potential hazards. Furthermore, they must provide sufficient training to ensure workers can identify threats and know how to mitigate them.

California honors deceased workers including 422 who died in 2018

Each year, California honors workers who succumbed to injuries suffered in work-related incidents. Workers' Memorial Day on April 28 was the day this year on which the state's Division of Occupational Safety and Health, along with the Department of Industrial Relations, commemorated deceased workers. April 28, 1970 was actually the date on which the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed by the U.S. Congress, which mandates that workers have the right to be protected from workplace injuries.

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