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March 2016 Archives

OSHA: Roofer's fatal workplace injuries were preventable

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced the completion of an investigation into the Sept. 2015 death of a worker in another state. Investigators determined that the serious workplace injuries suffered by two employees -- resulting in the death of one -- were preventable. Penalties of $63,900 were proposed for the company. Roofing workers in California may be exposed to similar safety hazards.

New vest aims to help with heat safety at construction sites

One of the workplace risks that can arise for construction workers here in California is the risk of heat stress. A worker can suffer impactful heat-related injuries if proper steps aren't taken after they start showing early signs of heat stress.

Rig falls 300 feet down cliff causing fatal workplace injuries

When California workers die in unexplained on-the-job accidents, the many unanswered questions can increase the trauma of the surviving family members. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently investigating such an incident that caused fatal workplace injuries to a worker. The fatality occurred at a quarry in another state.

Workplace injuries: Fall of glass panel critically injures worker

Although compliance with safety regulations can avoid the majority of workplace accidents, unanticipated incidents sometimes cause serious injuries. However, company owners who prioritize worker safety usually keep workers informed of potential hazards inherent in their duties and explain how to avoid workplace injuries. Unfortunately, workers in California and across the country continue to suffer on-the-job injuries in circumstances that could have been avoided by proper planning and hazard assessments.

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