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December 2014 Archives

Preventing a construction accident due to a fall

Statistics show that the most often cited cause of workplace injuries is a fall. This statistic is not news to the majority of California construction workers and their employers. Preventing a construction accident due to a fall ought to be a priority for everyone in the industry.

2 men electrocuted in California job site accident

When a California resident decides to dig on his or her property, a call can be made, and someone will come out and mark underground hazards such as cable lines, water pipes and electrical lines. This not only helps ensure the safety of the resident, but also the continuity of public works. If this can be done for a resident, how is it that two workers are fighting for their lives after being electrocuted at a job site accident? The California division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) will work to answer this question.

Biological hazards in nail salons cause workplace injuries

California residents may not consider working in a nail salon to be a hazardous job. However, individuals who work in nail salons are often exposed to dangers from chemicals and biological hazards. The situation is serious enough that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has created guidelines to ensure the safety of such workers in order to avoid workplace injuries.

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