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Employer’s Responsibilities If You Have a Job-Related Injury

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Some of these key employer responsibilities include: Providing a workplace free from serious hazards and compliance with the standards, rules and regulations issued by OSHA Making sure employees have access to and use safe equipment and tools Using -->

Are Occupational Injuries Under-Reported?

The federal government may seriously be undercounting the number of occupational injuries that occur each year, according to some researchers. Michigan State University’s Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports that in 2012, there were 86% more work-related skull fractures in Michigan than were reported by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS said in -->

Preventing Falls in the Workplace

OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet at shipyards, six feet in construction, and eight feet in longshoring operations.OSHA requires that industry workplaces:•    Guard every hole into which a worker can accidentally walk using a railing and toe-board or a floor hole cover.•    Provide -->

Failure to Provide Fall Protection Resulted in Construction Worker’s Death

Following the death of construction worker Kyle Brown, 23, the U.S. DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that his employer, Watertown-based general construction contractor MTL Design, Inc., failed to provide adequate fall protection safeguards that would have prevented his death. OSHA has cited the company for a willful and a serious violation. The fatality -->

Working at Heights – What is Suspension Trauma and How Can You Avoid It?

When working at heights, most consideration is devoted to scaffolding and safety harnesses. But what about suspension trauma?What is Suspension Trauma?Suspension trauma, also known as “harness hang syndrome” is caused by holding the body upright and unsupported for an extended period of time. The heart struggles to overcome the effects of gravity, reducing blood flow -->

Eye Safety Checklist for the Workplace

Taking the proper safety measures to protect your eyes in the workplace is extremely important. Whether you are welding, drilling, or performing any other activity that may pose as a threat to your eyes, you should always follow this simple eye safety checklist:1.    Create a Safe Work EnvironmentMinimize hazards from falling or unstable debris.Make sure -->

Workplace Safety Tips

Here are some general precautions you should always take while on the job to avoid injuries in the workplace: •    Never take shortcuts! Always be thorough to avoid injuries and mistakes that could cause serious injuries•    Take responsibility and clean up if you make a mess that could harm others•    Always follow correct procedures•    Clean -->

Communication Towers: The Dangers Workers Face

Over the past 30 years, the growing demand for wireless and broadcast communications has increased tower construction and maintenance. With the fast growth of technology like 3G, carriers are forced to race to upgrade their network, which has led to the increase number of fatalities in the cellphone tower industry. In order to maintain communication -->