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A primer on OSHA and the right to a safe workplace

In 1970, President Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act in order to reduce workplace injuries and protect the rights of workers to a safe workplace. The same year, Congress established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration—otherwise known as OSHA. OSHA is an agency within the Department of Labor that implements workplace safety standards across the United States.

What are the most common causes of spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injuries can be particularly catastrophic because of the significant role that the spinal cord plays in the human body. The spinal cord is a crucial part of the central nervous system, which relays messages regarding sensory information to the rest of the body. Damage to the spinal cord can seriously impair the muscles and nerve fibers that control everything from arm and leg motion to bladder control.

You need an attorney if you have a catastrophic injury

Suffering a catastrophic injury may be one of the most serious traumas imaginable. Not only does it bring physical pain and suffering, but a catastrophic injury can have far-reaching ramifications that you may not even be aware of. Catastrophic injuries don’t limit themselves to one victim-- your entire family could suffer the consequences.

Construction workers face considerable risk for fall injuries

Most Louisiana workers want to do their best to remain safe while at work. Many people may not consider their jobs particularly hazardous, but as a construction worker, you could face significant risks that could result in a serious work-related accident. Unfortunately, this type of accident could also cause you and others to suffer severe injuries that may lead to your experiencing a variety of challenges.

The importance of flooring issues in slip-and-fall prevention

There are certain things that could lead to a business facing significant liability issues. Among these are slip-and-fall accidents. When a customer or other individual is hurt in a slipping accident at a business, there could be the potential for the company to face a premises liability lawsuit or other legal actions with significant possible financial impacts.

Self-driving technology and school buses

Many kids get to and from school via school bus. Statistics point to this form of travel being a relatively safe one for children. Federal data suggests that kids have a significantly higher likelihood of getting safely to school on a school bus than they do if their parents transport them. However, accidents do sometimes occur which result in children getting hurt while riding in or getting on or off of a school bus.

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