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December 2013 Archives

Ohio plant fined for violations that put workers at risk


Another Ohio workplace has been hit with fines by OSHA. The Reliable Castings Corp. manufacturing facility in Sidney, Ohio was found to have 14 safety and health violations that threatened to injure workers. Amongst the company's violations include failing to install guardrails near floor openings and ovens, failing to require employees to use hard hats and face shields, failing to prevent employee exposure to potential splashing molten aluminum, and failing to ensure an electrical area was protected from water. These violations led to more than $293,000 in fines, but more importantly, placed workers at extreme risk of harm.

OSHA fines Columbus facility for mishap that pinned worker's head


Many times when people think of job-related accidents they think about an employer's inability to keep the workplace safe. They may think of faulty equipment and an employer's failure to provide proper safety equipment to employees. While these mistakes very well may be violations that entitle an injured individual to workers' compensation and lead to the employer being forced to pay a fine, they are not the only employer failures that can lead to an unsafe work environment.

Temp workers more likely to be injured at work

The number of companies and industries using temporary workers is increasing in the United States. More companies are using temp workers to work in warehouses, factories and construction sites. There are currently 2.8 million temp workers in the U.S., and reports show that temp workers are more likely to be in a workplace accident.

Ohio's 'Move Over Law' expanded to protect construction workers


Ohio's construction workers are often exposed to dangerous working conditions, including fast-moving cars. These risks sometimes result in construction workers suffering serious, and at times life-ending, injuries. In fact, since 2008, more than 600 accidents happened involving a traveling motorist and Ohio Department Transportation equipment and vehicles. Many times, workers are in the vicinity of these accidents. With this in mind, the Ohio General Assembly passed a bill designed to further protect construction workers.

Workplace injuries decline, but severity increases

Workplace accidents and injuries can be very serious for workers in Ohio. Work injuries are no laughing matter as many workers suffer long-term injuries every year in the state and across the country. 

Workplace accident at Ohio steel plant injures five


Ohio has several factories that provide much needed jobs to the area and much needed materials to the country as a whole. These factories would not function if it were not for their workers. As employees act as the heartbeat of these companies, employers should want to keep them as safe as possible.

What is Supplemental Security Income?

Supplemental Security Income, also known as SSI, is a federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues. The program is designed to aid aged, blind and disabled individuals, who have little or no income. SSI provides cash to meet basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. To recieve SSI, you must live in the United States and must be a U.S. citizen or national. Whether you may recieve SSI, also depends on your income and resources. 

What is Social Security Disability Insurance?

Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must first have worked in a job, or jobs, covered by Social Security. You then must have a condition that meets the Social Security definition of disability. To meet Social Security's definition of "disability," you must not be able to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a medically-determinable physical or mental impairment(s); that is expected to result in death, or that has lasted or is expected to last for a continous period of at least 12 months.  Benefits usually continue until you are able to work again on a regular basis. If you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits when you reach full retirement age, your disability benefits automatically covert to retirement benefits, but the amount remains the same. 

Ohio prison worker injured on the job when attacked by inmate


Many times on this blog we discuss workplace environments that seem safe, but actually pose hidden dangers. However, there are also workplaces that are inherently dangerous. Amongst these are those locations where law enforcement personnel work. Every day, these brave men and women risk their lives to protect our communities. When these individuals are injured, they should be provided the compensation they need to reach a full recovery.

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