No two jobs in California are the same. Each comes with unique responsibilities, but more importantly, each comes with its own share of risks. Even an office job can be dangerous in some respects, but few jobs compare to the perils associated with working at a construction site. There are too many variables, too many climbs up onto ladders and scaffolding and too many power tools and pieces of heavy machinery for a hard hat-wearing worker to ever be completely safe from the threat of a fatal accident.
A 35-year-old forklift driver died in a tragic construction site accident on a recent Monday in Lafayette, California. According to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), the worker was employed by SiteOne Landscape Supply.
If you work for an airline, you know that your job comes with various stresses and dangers that are entirely unique to the job. If you get hurt as a result of job conditions as an airline employee, rest assured that California's workers' compensation laws have you covered. You can pursue financial compensation to pay for your medical care and time spent unable to work.
Every day it seems like the pressure at work is mounting, right? Things go from bad to worse, you can't ever keep up, and everything is a big "cluster jumble." All you can do is your best, to get the most necessary things done so that your entire company doesn't collapse.
Forklifts are extremely dangerous and risky to have in any workplace. This is because they are being used in and around other workers who are walking on foot. Forklifts are heavy, they move quickly and they can crush unsuspecting pedestrians, killing them or causing catastrophic injuries in a heartbeat.
As the summer heat continues to get hotter in Santa Ana, it's important for California employers to take action to prevent their workers from suffering from heat stress. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers clear guidelines for how employers can keep their workers safe.