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Traumatic brain injuries in the construction industry

California construction workers are at substantial risk for receiving a traumatic brain injury while at work. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the highest number of workplace TBIs, both fatal and nonfatal, occur in the construction industry. Between 2003-2010, over 2,200 construction workers died from TBIs, representing more than 25 percent of all construction fatalities.

Highlighting the construction industry's "Fatal Four"

The exponential growth seen in Van Nuys and throughout the rest of California in recent years is due in large part to the efforts of those working in the construction industry. While such professionals no doubt enjoy their work, they also likely understand that theirs is recognized as being one of America's most dangerous industries. The conditions in which they work coupled with the tools and equipment used when plying their trade can make their jobs extremely dangerous. Indeed, information shared by the Industrial Safety and Hygiene News shows that as many as one in ten construction workers are injured every year. 

Ways your workplace may be damaging your health

Employees in California know that a good environment is a key element of happiness in the workplace. Unfortunately, even the best of environments can suffer from the engagement in practices or behaviors that can cause harm to its workers.

How can a brain injury affect your life?

When California workers like you suffer from brain injuries while on the job, we at the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez provide you with what you need to know to gain the compensation you deserve. Determining how extensive damage can be and how your life may be affected are just the start.

The most common workplace injuries

If you have been injured at work, you are not alone. Every year, thousands of workers in the state of California and around the country suffer workplace injuries that leave them struggling to recover and regain the income they earned before. We at the Law Offices of Hussein and Gutierrez have detailed the most common injuries that happen in the workplace so that you can be aware of these dangerous situations.

What should you do after a workplace accident?

California workers like you may find yourself fighting for compensation if you ever get injured on the job. We at the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez provide you with a general idea of what you should do immediately following your accident, potentially providing you with the tools you need to handle the situation efficiently.

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.

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