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.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a Sacramento Goodwill more than $100,000 after an employee's head was crushed between a trash compactor and a heavy metal bin in a tragic accident that was entirely preventable.
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.
Of the many different types of injuries that can result in death on a construction site, falls took first place in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) survey of construction-related fatalities in 2015. In fact, in that year alone, there were some 350 construction workers that were killed as a result of falling, more than a third of 937 deaths which occurred on construction sites altogether.
If you're a construction worker that uses a chain saw in the course of your work, it's important that you familiarize yourself with various safety tips below to maintain a safe workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a number of steps to follow not only when a chain saw is in operation, but also before you start or are attempting to fuel it.