A lot of work goes into the foods found in our nation’s grocery stores and on our dinner tables. The food industry is a big one in the U.S. and there are a wide range of different food-related jobs held by workers here in Louisiana and the rest of the country.
Fall-arrest systems are one of the many types of safety equipment that can be present in a workplace. Such systems can help keep a worker from suffering major impact injuries when they fall from a high height. However, this does not mean that all falls in which a worker is wearing a fall-arrest system and the system “catches” them are injury-free.
On-the-job eye injuries can be quite severe and can have many ramifications. They can require significant medical treatment and could leave a worker with impaired vision. There are many different eye-related hazards that can come up in a workplace. What can workers do to protect themselves from such hazards?
Ladders are used in all different kinds of workplaces. So, the range of workers who could potentially suffer ladder accidents on the job is incredibly wide. Such accidents can take a major toll on workers. According to federal data, in 2015, U.S. workers suffered over 20,000 nonfatal injuries in ladder-related incidents at work. The statistics also indicate that such accidents took the lives of over 150 workers that year.
Many things can impact the safety of workers in industrial workplaces, such as refineries. One is what happens in regards to maintenance and repair at such plants.
Learning that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestosis or mesothelioma can be completely devastating. These illnesses are typically very serious and aggressive; sadly, many victims learn they only have weeks or months to live once they are diagnosed.
How is Louisiana doing when it comes to workplace safety? A recent survey points to it doing fairly well.
Medications are a major part of the health care industry. There are a great many different types of drugs that may be present in health care workplaces, like hospitals and health clinics.
A wood chipper is one of the many pieces of machinery a worker could end up using in connection to their job. Like many pieces of large machinery, wood chippers have aspects that could pose serious dangers. A wood chipper’s sharp blades and powerful nature are two such aspects. Such things make it so mishaps involving wood chippers can cause major injuries for workers, such as amputations.
Being accused of falling short when it comes to keeping a safe workplace can put a business into a very precarious position. Major consequences can come out of such accusations, including financial consequences.