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Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injuries

Workers’ Compensation is a type of insurance that is purchased by employers to cover employment-related illnesses and injuries. It is state-mandated and consists of payments required by law to employees who are injured or disabled resulting from their job. Every state has their own Workers’ Compensation insurance program. In many situations, employees that are injured -->

2017’s Top Workplace Violations

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 13 people die every day while doing their jobs. It is vitally important for all employers to make workplace safety a top priority as the vast majority of workplace injuries and deaths are preventable. Each year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announce the 10 -->

Schenectady County Company Fined After Fatal Explosion

Last October two asphalt workers were killed on the job in a flash fire/explosion. A third worker survived the blast with non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation conducted by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s cited two serious violations: -Not taking precautions against having sources of ignition where flammable vapors are present -Not having employees wear -->

Surprising Facts about Workplace Injuries

An infographic featured on the National Safety Council website outlines the scary and surprising reality of workplace injury. You may be surprised by the following: • Every 7 seconds a worker is hurt on the job. eligibility_for_workers_compensation.jpg • 12,900 workers are hurt on the job every day. • The most common types of workplace injuries -->