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How can newer, greener technology place workers at risk?

If you work in construction in California, you understand first hand how difficult this job can be. There are various risks associated with working in this specific industry, and employers should strive to implement safety and take steps to make workers as safe as reasonably possible. This includes emphasizing safety when introducing new or green technology.

Threats of workplace injuries can include bloodborne pathogens

Workers in all industries can find themselves in situations in which they are exposed to bloodborne pathogens. However, health care workers, first responders and housekeepers in San Diego's hospitality industry are at the highest risk. Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that could be present in human blood, and they could cause infections.

Employee rights of nurses who are victims of violence

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has already established standards to protect nurses against violent patients in San Diego and across the state. National Nurses United is now asking that safety standards be established across the country. Over the years, thousands of nurses have been seriously injured in assaults by patients, and many could not return to work. The employee rights for these workers is a significant concern. Recently, a nurse in another state was a victim of an assault.

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