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February 2015 Archives

'COPS' not cited by OSHA after employee fatally injured at work

Colorado fans of the reality television show "COPS" already know that a film crew follows law enforcement officers from different parts of the country while they answer real calls. Since officers are dealing with live, unscripted situations, that crew is routinely put in harm's way right along with the officers with whom they ride. One film crew shooting footage last summer suffered a tragedy when a sound technician was fatally injured at work.

Death benefits may be available to family of deceased worker

Losing a loved one in a work-related accident affects every aspect of the lives of surviving family members. Even as a Colorado family grieves for their loss, their minds may turn to the financial impact of his or her death. Fortunately, death benefits may be available from the state's workers' compensation system, which may include a compensation package for the loss of the deceased worker's income and money to help with the burial and funeral.

Preventing injured workers during Colorado's winter weather

Colorado may be about half way through the winter months, but there will be plenty more cold days before Spring. For anyone who works outside, the cold is more than just an inconvenience -- it is a serious hazard. Companies need to take additional precautions in cold weather in order to prevent injured workers.

Hospital staff are at risk for becoming injured at work

Not only doctors, but nurses and other staff who have direct contact with patients are at risk of contracting a serious or deadly illness. Hospital staff members who are tasked with cleaning rooms and doing the laundry are sometimes at greater risk of becoming injured at work. Most Colorado medical facilities ensure that safety measures are in place to reduce the risk of staff contracting a disease or illness under these circumstances, but not every medical facility does.

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