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January 2017 Archives

Workers' compensation will help man after electrocution

Working on the road comes with many dangers. The most obvious are encountering traffic and working around heavy equipment. However, some workplace injuries in California occur in the blink of an eye and cause severe injuries requiring workers' compensation coverage for lost wages. One road crew in another state experienced a freak accident that nearly cost one of them his life.

Heavy machinery causes 2 construction workers' accidents

Because construction work often involves heavy equipment, operating that equipment without specialized knowledge or training may create a dangerous situation. In California, construction workers' accidents happen frequently because of poor training, and the results can be catastrophic. Recently, a man suffered serious injuries working around heavy equipment on the job.

Workplace accidents among tree-trimmers increasing

Those who work at great heights seem to have a substantially higher risk of injury than those working on the ground. Roofers, construction workers, window washers and utility workers are among those who must take special precautions on the job. A recent rash of fatal workplace accidents among tree-trimming employees has caused California's Occupational Safety and Health Administration to launch a statewide safety campaign.

Taxi company failed to carry workers' compensation insurance

Running a business is difficult. It demands a person's time and money, sometimes beyond what is comfortable to give. Nevertheless, business owners are required to operate within the law, especially when it comes to providing workers' compensation coverage to their employees. A local cab company has learned that the California Labor Commission is serious when it comes to protecting the rights of workers and the integrity of hard-working business owners.

CalOSHA unveils new rules for workplace injuries due to violence

Employers may feel they already have a great many safety rules with which to comply. This spring, however, there will be even more as the California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration expands on federal guidelines for preventing workplace injuries due to violence. This comprehensive set of rules affects those who work in health care facilities, including home health care programs, addiction treatment programs and health facilities in correctional centers.

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