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September 2012 Archives

Feds to Study Safety Devices for Underground Miners

For workers who are exposed to hazardous conditions or substances on the job, proper monitoring can make a world of difference. With good monitoring tools, workers are able to tell when exposure levels become unsafe, therefore allowing them to remove themselves from dangerous situations before too much harm is done.

Construction workers injured when hit by rebar

Another construction accident has left two employees recovering in the hospital. These men had been working on the roof of a parking garage when they were hit by a wall of reinforced concrete. The men had to be rescued by the fire department and were taken from the roof with a series of ropes and pulleys.

Skies are unfriendly for unprotected airline employees

Though many people in Denver may dream of having a job as a flight attendant, there is a real possibility of getting injured while jetting across the country or around the world. Sudden changes in air currents can be responsible for severe workplace injuries. Onboard accidents from turbulence happen suddenly and often unexpectedly.

Construction worker's fall raises concerns of safety

It is undeniable that working construction comes with a certain degree of risk. Anyone who is at a construction site in Grand Junction knows how important it is to wear safety helmets or to watch where they are walking, but sometimes accidents happen. Whether it is the construction worker's fault or that of the employer, injured employees can often apply for and receive workers' compensation for their medical bills and the time they are recovering from an injury.

Truck Drivers Saw Biggest Increase in Fatal Accidents in 2010

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,690 American workers died from job-related injuries in 2010. That translates to a worker being killed every 2 hours, every day, from accidents and injuries caused by their employment. This is a frightening statistic, especially for people who work in dangerous occupations or have loved ones with risky jobs.

Try yoga stretches for mild work-related back pain

Many Colorado workers sit at their desks all day, while others stand on their feet. Yoga stretches may provide relief from mild work-related lower back pain. If your pain is more severe, you may need to apply for workers' compensation to cover the cost of your medical care and your wages as you recover.

Improving Workplace Safety for Colorado's Hotel Cleaners

Every year, thousands of visitors come to Colorado to ski, hike and enjoy the state's natural beauty. Behind the scenes of this tourism industry, thousands more labor to keep hotel rooms clean and appealing.

The pain of office work dulled by morning coffee

Anyone who works in an Aurora office knows that one of the most important features of the office is the break room and, more specifically, the coffee maker. Before starting a day on the job, many Aurora employees will have had one or more cups of coffee and, now, there is evidence that suggests that coffee is an important tool in blocking the lower-back pain that is common among office workers.

Workplace injuries fall, yet disability claims rise

Over the past 10 years, the number of people in the U.S. filing for disability benefits from work-related injuries or illnesses has increased by about 4.5 percent each year, with one person on disability for every dozen in the active workforce. This has occurred at the same time that specific workplace injuries have shown a decline, with non-fatal work injuries or illness dropping from 11 per 100 people in 1973 to 3.5 per 100 people in 2010. One Wall Street analyst claims that this is evidence that people are filing fraudulent disability benefit claims.

Tractors Present Dangers for Colorado Teen Farm Workers

Many farms in Colorado depend on young workers to keep their operations afloat. For farm families, the idea of a teenager pitching in with farm chores is as unremarkable as a city or suburban teen being asked to help out with yard work or cleaning the house.

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