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Steps employers should take to battle the heat

Heat-related illnesses are no joke. They can, in some cases, prove deadly. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can fine companies that do not give workers a safe, healthy place to work. This can include a workspace that is too hot to be safe.

How that high-rise you work in might be making you sick

Air pollution and environmental issues have become hot topics over the past few years. Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that progress has been made in reducing six of our air's key outdoor pollutants, researchers cannot say the same in terms of having gained an upper hand on the quality of the air that we breathe indoors. In fact, recent data compiled by the EPA suggests that the number of workers that get sick in the workplace may actually be on the rise.

California set to implement heat-related workplace injury rules

A study was recently published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOS). It suggests that state agency's new employees are particularly vulnerable to suffering heat-related illnesses during their first days working there.

What happens when a work accident reduces function in a limb?

If you work a physical job, you depend on the strength and dexterity of your hands, arms and legs to complete daily tasks. Suffering a serious work injury could leave you unable to continue to perform your job. In some cases, the reduced function of your limb will be a short-term issue. Once the bone, connective tissue or muscle has healed, you can return to work. In other cases with more severe injuries, you may never fully regain the same strength and range of motion that you once had. In these situations, you may find yourself unable to continue in the same line of work as before the accident.

Reasons why workers' compensation claims get denied

California workers go to the office every day and diligently do their jobs to earn an honest living. Insurance companies, on the other hand -- while they have a lot of honest workers -- also strategize how they can pay out the least amount of money. This can sometimes get injured workers who file a claim into trouble, if they try to file a claim for compensation and the insurance company identifies a reason why they shouldn't have to pay.

Falling objects are a common source of construction injuries

Construction workers face a number of serious hazards at their work. From large equipment and machinery to falls and scaffolding failures, there are a large number of ways to sustain very serious injuries. One of the most common sources of construction site injuries is actually falling objects. It is unfortunately common for machinery, supplies or building materials to come loose and fall. These objects can either strike a worker, causing traumatic damage, or destabilize a work site, leading to a serious fall or machinery issue. There are preventative steps that can reduce the risk of falling objects.

Repetitive motions at work can lead to painful injuries

Repetitive motion injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome, are sometimes caused by the actions you have to complete on your job. While these injuries might not seem as serious as an injuries that occurs because of an accident, they might still require medical care and time off of work. This can spell disaster for some employees. The good news is that most repetitive motion injuries are eligible for workers' compensation coverage.

What is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's job?

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration Enforcement Branch has several jobs. It is primarily focused on investigating accidents and complaints involving workers. This includes investigating workers' claims of hazards in the workplace, reports of violations of a serious nature and reports of injuries or deaths in the workplace.

What Are Worker's Compensation Benefits?

If you have been injured on the job, or if a loved one passed due to a job-related accident, you are entitled to certain benefits from the State of California Department of Industrial Relations worker's compensation. Because of the complexity of the system and the process, you should retain a California worker's compensation attorney to help you file for worker's compensation.

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