The warmth of summer is one of its major delights -- but it's also a serious problem for many people who are obligated to work outdoors. The heat of summer can lead to assorted health problems -- most of which start with dehydration.
We live in the "Lightning Capital" of the world -- and far too many injuries occur simply because people don't understand the danger. For example, a motorcyclist was recently killed by a lightning strike while driving on Interstate 95. House and apartment fires following lightning strikes have also been on the news.
Your employer likely has workers' compensation insurance to cover you in the event of a job-related injury or illness. It is supposed to help you to cover part of your lost wages while you work on getting better.
Scaffolding is used on construction sites for a variety of reasons. For example, it's commonly used by bricklayers who require a stable platform for performing their work.
Many families who visit Orlando amusement parks do so to escape the realities of everyday life. Most of them expect to have an enjoyable experience while they're here. In recent years, many stories have made the news about visitors getting injured at Florida theme parks. If you think that the dangers that customers face are scary, then you may find it disconcerting to learn that workers are even more at risk of getting hurt.
According to 2017 statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls were the leading cause of death on constructions sites. Falls accounted for 39.2% of all construction-related deaths.
Construction workers use all types of ladders for all types of jobs. From painting to roofing, the use of a ladder can help speed up a project and increase efficiency.
For several years now, it's been well-known that firefighters suffer from cancer at a much higher rate than the general population.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on April 22 that they'd be fining Disney for $13,260. In their statement, they noted that a supervisor at one of their Florida theme parks and another at one of their resorts failed to report worker injuries in a timely fashion.
Being injured at work isn't a pleasant experience. Some individuals who have to deal with this worry about what is going to happen with their job duties if they are unable to return. Others might also be concerned about retaliation from the employer because any form of retaliation is strictly forbidden. We know that this is a difficult situation, but workers' compensation can help address these issues.