Every member of the California workforce faces some risks in his or her occupation, regardless of whether it is in an office, a construction site or a film set. Several lawsuits have been filed against television studios and cable networks in recent years. Just like any other employer, employers in the entertainment industry must protect the health and safety of employees by eliminating known hazards that could cause workplace injuries.
Work was suspended on the Twin Peaks Tunnel project after a recent work-related injury that led to the death of a worker. When lives are lost in construction workers' accidents, co-workers and surviving family members are typically traumatized by the tragedy. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health will investigate this incident to determine the employer's compliance with safety regulations.
Outdoor workers in California are familiar with the threats posed by the harsh heat of the sun every summer. However, with the many devastating fires raging across the state, workers are now also exposed to the hazards of smoke. While poor air quality and inhalation of smoke can cause serious workplace injuries through illness, it was observed that outdoor workers appeared a whole lot better prepared for the problems associated with heat exposure.
Trenches are some of the most dangerous workspaces on construction sites nationwide. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health prescribes strict regulations to prevent trench-related construction workers' accidents. However, not all employers prioritize employee safety, and their focus on profits have led to many lives lost.