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New oil refinery regulations given approval in California

Workplace accidents come in many varieties. Some are smaller in scale, involving one worker or a handful of workers. Others are large emergency events potentially affecting all or most of a workplace. Examples of these larger types of incidents include major chemical leaks, large fires and explosions.

Patient handling and healthcare worker safety

Among the many types of tasks healthcare workers perform is patient handling. This includes thing such as lifting, repositioning, transferring and mobilizing patients. Safety concerns can arise for healthcare workers in relation to such tasks. Sometimes, such workers suffer injuries, such as musculoskeletal injuries, during the course of patient handing.

Will safety wearables become a major part of construction apparel?

How safe a California construction worker is at the worksite can be affected by many things. This includes what they are wearing. For example, what protective equipment they have on during their job activities could be very impactful on this front.

Study: Latino immigrants have a high workplace injury rate

California’s workforce includes many immigrants. While suffering an injury at work can be a worrisome experience for anyone, it could trigger some special worries and concerns for immigrant workers. In such a situation, it can be very important for an immigrant, whether they are here in the U.S under a legal status or are undocumented, to have a firm understanding of what their rights are and what kind of compensation they can pursue. Skilled workers’ comp attorneys can give immigrants here in California guidance on workplace injury matters.

The lasting trauma of a workplace brain injury

One of the most difficult things you may do in your life is to watch your spouse recover from a brain injury suffered on the job. Doctors may be telling you that this once thriving and productive person may now struggle completing the most basic tasks.

Are TV and movie sets becoming more dangerous?

Movies and TV shows feature many depictions of dangerous situations. Unfortunately, the dangers at TV and movie sets are not just limited to the pretend variety. Safety risks that are all-too-real can arise in such workplaces, sometimes leading to workers getting seriously hurt.

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