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December 2015 Archives

Disregard of workers' rights to safety leads to burn injuries

Electricity poses multiple known workplace hazards to workers in Colorado and across the nation. For this reason, it raises concern when employers disregard workers' rights to safety and prescribed safety regulations according to which only qualified electricians may carry out certain procedures. Allowing untrained workers to perform electrical tasks that can cause life-threatening injuries was recently declared unacceptable by a spokesperson of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Permanent disability: 3 workers suffer amputations in 4 months

Business owners in Colorado are expected to comply with the strict safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. While many safety hazards are common in a variety of industries, some risks are more prevalent in industrial environments. Manufacturers typically employ machine operators, and failure to install the required safeguards for moving parts may lead to an injury that could cause permanent disability.

OSHA explains prevalence of injured workers at mental hospital

Hospital employees nationwide, including here in Colorado, are typically exposed to a wide variety of safety hazards. However, those working in psychiatric hospitals have to face an additional range of potential risks. Injured workers are prevalent in these facilities, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently shed light on the work environments of employees at a psychiatric hospital in another state.

Industrial company cited for repeated breach of workers' rights

Workplace safety is a primary concern in all industries nationwide, including here in Colorado. Exposing workers to known safety hazards is unacceptable, and it constitutes a violation of workers' rights. An industrial manufacturer in another state was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for multiple safety violations.

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