workers hurt falling objects

How can Workers be Protected from Falling Objects?

The threat of being hit by a falling object is a serious concern on construction sites and other similar workplaces. Approximately 50,000 workplace injuries occur each year as a result of workers being struck by a falling object, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These accidents happen when a person working on… Read More »

Work Injury Claim Form

When are Work Injuries Not Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

It can be very distressing to receive a correspondence explaining that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied. Although there are legitimate reasons why insurance providers initiate denials, they can and will wrongly deny claims. Wading through what happened can be complicated and time-consuming, and exceptionally challenging for people who are dealing with serious workplace… Read More »

Office worker injury

The Most Common Types of Ergonomic Injuries at Work

Ergonomic injuries are musculoskeletal disorders that can affect various parts of the human body. The risk factors depend on the nature of your profession, but there is no such thing as a completely safe job from an ergonomic injury perspective. Common Injuries Experienced by Office Workers One of the benefits of working in an office… Read More »

Safe Electrical Practices

How Do Workers Maintain Safe Electrical Practices?

Maintaining a safe electrical workplace and adhering to safe electrical practices have been of concern because of the connection between electricity and fires and unwanted injuries from misuse. In the United States today, there are multiple levels of governmental rules, from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) down to the states to local authorities,… Read More »

Safety Tips for Outdoor Workers

What are Safety Tips for Outdoor Workers?

Outdoor work can be brutal, even in mild weather.  A great number of people spend some or nearly all their time working outdoors year-round or seasonally.  Examples include those who work at: Construction sites Farms and farm stands Forests and parklands Gardens and landscaping sites Marinas and campgrounds Big box stores stocking outdoor supplies There… Read More »

Construction Industry

What are the Fatal Four in the Construction Industry?

Construction is a dangerous industry and accounts for about a fifth of all work fatalities annually. In 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported 5,333 deaths that occurred on the job, 1,061 of which were in construction. OSHA has identified the four leading causes of fatalities in the construction industry, the so-called Fatal… Read More »