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June 2014 Archives

Are you at risk of heat exhaustion on the job?

As many of our California readers know, it's incredibly important for an employer to provide safe working conditions for its employees. Failing to do so can lead to serious or even fatal injuries that could leave an employer liable. It could also lead to workers' compensation benefits as well.

OSHA looks into two deaths at Amazon distribution centers

According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon boasted $74.45 billion in revenue in 2013. The surge of orders just around December alone prompted the company to hire 70,000 full-time seasonal employees to work at distribution centers across the nation, including here in California. But as our San Diego readers will soon see, these temporary work environments could pose a safety risk to workers.

Is the government doing enough to keep workers safe on the job?

Did you know that in 2012, more than 4,600 workers died in the United States while on the job? Compared to the roughly 3.8 million who suffered a work-related injury and the likely 50,000 who died from occupational diseases, this number seems small. But as many of our San Diego readers will probably tell you, even one work-related death means that there is a problem that needs to be addressed.

Is easing safety limits on truckers' hours a harmful decision?

After more than 15 years of doing research and sleep studies, it became very clear to experts that the amount of sleep a person gets can have a significant impact on their day-to-day lives. This was most important when applied to how a person functioned in their job. And for truck drivers, sleep deprivation is not just a problem that affects them but rather everyone on the roadway.

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