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Workplace Injuries: Hands are the most used body parts

Hand injuries occur in all industries and occupations in California. A significant percentage of workplace injuries harm workers' hands, and not enough attention is paid to preventing hand injuries. Typical hazards include the exposure to grease, solvents, chemicals and extreme weather conditions.

Fire causes severe workplace injuries

A fire broke out in a workshop on a recent Wednesday. Reportedly, one worker suffered burn injuries. Most workplace injuries are preventable, and the cause of the fire is being investigated. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health will likely also assess the employer's compliance with fire safety standards.

Workplace injuries: Each firefighter death is one too many

There is a significant drop in the number of firefighters who died work-related deaths in California and across the country in 2019. Compared to the average number of fatal workplace injuries among firefighters in recent years, the number of deaths dropped from 65 to 48. Compared to the 1970s, when firefighter deaths averaged over 80 per year, the latest statistics may be encouraging. However, each firefighter's death is one too many.

Did you know that some chemicals could cause hearing loss?

Workers in California face an endless list of safety risks, most of which they know from the safety training they receive. However, some lesser-known dangers often do not receive the necessary attention. Did you know that some of the chemicals to which your job exposes you could cause hearing loss?

Health issues could cause construction workers' accidents

The construction industry is clearly one of the most hazardous employment options. This is partly because of the substantial range of potential injuries construction workers face in California and across the country. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health published the results of a survey conducted to determine the role of six particular health risks in construction workers' accidents.

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