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October 2013 Archives

Ohio company fined by OSHA for unsafe working conditions


Workplace safety is an employer's responsibility. They are expected to provide adequate and safe equipment, properly install safety features, promote and enforce safety procedures, and ensure employees are trained to work in a safe manner. When an employer fails to live up to these standards a serious accident can occur, causing serious injuries to workers. OSHA works to hold these employers accountable, and it has recently fined several companies, including one based in Ohio, for unsafe working conditions.

Semi-truck strikes hydraulic lift, injures two workers


Most people have driven through construction zones at one time or another. They have seen the orange cones or barrels to mark closed lanes, reduced speed limit signs, and men and women at work on the roadway. Despite all the safety precautions taken to protect workers, job-related accidents still occur on an all too regular basis. Some of these accidents are caused by negligent drivers while others are caused by unsafe working conditions.

Ohio man killed in job-related accident


Several workplace environments can turn deadly in a matter of moments. These hazards are invisible to many as company policies, regulatory codes, and state and/or federal laws operate to protect workers. But sometimes employers become lackadaisical about enforcing these rules and regulations, placing employees at risk of harm in the process. Other times, unpreventable accidents occur leaving workers injured. No matter how a worker is harmed, he often rightly feels like he should be taken care of by his employer.

Crane boom falls, injures construction worker's leg


Large machinery, heavy materials, dangerous heights, and fast-paced work environments are some of the dangers construction workers face on a daily basis. But these brave employees confront these risks head-on in order to build the structures our society needs and desires. They may feel safe, seemingly protected by safety regulations and company policies, but the truth of the matter tells different. Workplace accidents happen all the time and can strike when a worker least suspects it.

BWC awards nine grants for safety intervention


The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Administration has announced nine grants that were awarded to employers to reduce illness and injuries in the workplace. The Bureau has agreed to a $3 match for every $1 an employer contributes to the safety intervention programs in an effort to increase worker safety and reduce workers' compensation expenses. The grants are to be used to purchase several pieces of equipment meant to prevent injuries such as those attributed to repetitive motion, awkward posture, and slips and falls.

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