Flammable materials are often used or present in industrial settings. The California division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration sets rules and regulations regarding the handling of those flammable materials. When a company fails to follow proper handling and safety measures, an industrial accident can occur.
Chemical exposure is a concern for many industrial workers here in California and elsewhere around the country. Without the proper safety precautions, an industrial accident can leave a worker with an injury or illness. On May 6, an out-of-state man who worked with hazardous chemicals was found in a restroom at the place where he worked. He was unresponsive.
Many California residents believe that simply throwing away old electronics is dangerous to the planet and the population because of the metals and chemicals they contain. This may be true, but not as much thought is given to the industrial workers who are continuously exposed to the chemicals in electronics every day they are at work. This issue was recently given attention by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in a post on its Science Blog.
Industrial workers face a wide range of dangers while on the job. Most companies in California diligently work to protect their workers. Without the proper safety training and equipment, it is not unreasonable to say that they could be in danger of losing life or limb in an industrial accident.
Imagine that you have just suffered a work-related injury. Would you report it to your employer? Perhaps you think that it won't affect your ability to work. Maybe it will. If you're like a lot of people across the state then you might even think that it will be better for you and the company if you do not report the injury at all.
No matter where you work or what you do, there is always some danger that your job presents to you. Few know this better than people who work industrial jobs. For them, their jobs present dangers almost every day. Despite this fact though, they hope that the necessary precautions have been taken to help keep them safe and out of harm’s way.
A terrifying workplace accident in Woodland may grab the attention of some of our San Diego readers this month, not because the victim is seeking compensation for his injuries but because the story brings up an important question: why do some workers qualify for workers' compensation benefits and others do not?
Working in certain industries comes with risks. An industrial accident can occur regardless of how safe the work environment is for employees. Sometimes, workers perform the same action successfully so often that they have no reason to believe something will go wrong the next time.
On Jan. 8, sometime before 3:30 p.m., an explosion took place in one of the labs at Amgen Inc. No one can enter the lab at the California-based company where a chemical explosion took place until it has been deemed safe. At that time, OSHA can continue its investigation into this industrial accident.
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, an explosion rocked workers at Aerojet Rocketdyne in northern California. Two industrial workers were injured in the explosion. It took the company four hours to ensure that there was no further danger to the surrounding area or employees at the plant.