One worker is in the hospital and the other has passed away after a sewer project led to a tragic trench collapse in Florida.
Working as a roofer puts you at risk on a daily basis. As falls are one of the most common types of workplace injuries and you will be constantly working at heights, a fall is a serious threat you must consider.
Few things are as dangerous as workplace falls. Whether you slip and fall on the same level or fall from one level to another, you can be seriously injured or even killed. Year after year, falls lead the fatal workplace accident reports.
In Florida, there are many unusual hazards you might not think will affect you on the job. One of those hazards is red tide. The red tide occurs when algae blooms and releases toxins. This colors the water and has a potential to harm animals and humans.
It is always important for those working in construction to follow strict protocols. They have to make sure their equipment is in good condition and used accurately. If not, it could end up leading to injuries or deaths like in this case involving three workers in Orlando.
Once you reach the age of retirement, you may not think there is any way to obtain workers' compensation for injuries. In truth, you know you can't return to work largely because of your age. Workers' compensation is designed to compensate you for being unable to work in the future.
Fire prevention is an important safety step in every workplace. Fire safety helps protect employees from burns, smoke inhalation and other injuries that could impact them for a significant amount of time.
Slipping on water, tripping over wires and fallings are all kinds of accidents that happen far too often in the workplace. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to protect yourself and others. Whether it's getting enough sleep or picking up things that fall on the floor, there are many ways to prevent injuries in the workplace.
The air you breathe is one of the most important things in the world. It's invisible, but it's always there. Unfortunately, sometimes the air isn't as safe as it should be.
In 2018, the cost of workers' compensation could decrease, which is good news for employers and employees alike. With lower workers' compensation costs, more employers are likely to have the insurance coverage. Even though it is required by law, costs can be prohibitive and lead to employers not taking the steps they need to protect their employees.