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March 2016 Archives

Workers' rights: Unguarded band saw causes loss of fingertip

Federal safety regulations mandate that workers in industrial workplaces nationwide, including here in Colorado, must be protected against the dangers of working machine parts. Workers' rights include the right to safe workplace environments, and employers who fail to comply with safety regulations may face substantial fines. The owner of a grocery store in another state recently received a $45,000 penalty for disregarding safety regulations.

A death benefits claim may follow fatal fall of worker

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the leading cause of workplace fatalities is falls. Company owners across the country, including those in Colorado, must provide employees who work at heights of six feet or more with appropriate fall protection. A family in a neighboring state who lost a loved one in a workplace accident earlier this month will likely find comfort in knowing that death benefits may be pursued to provide financial assistance at this difficult time.

Man fatally injured at work after falling 35 feet

Colorado workers in all industries have a right to safe workplace environments. Employers must comply with the safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Along with taking all the necessary steps to prevent workers from being injured at work, adequate training must be provided to ensure employees know how to effectively utilize personal protective equipment.

Workers' rights to safety violated by psychiatric patient

The dangers that nurses are exposed to nationwide, including here in Colorado, are a concern of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A recent incident at a hospital in another state has prompted OSHA to take action to address workers' rights to safety. Attacks on health care providers by patients seem to be more prevalent in psychiatric facilities.

Injured at work: OSHA rules aerial operator's death preventable

Colorado company owners and contractors are expected to follow safety regulations that are prescribed for each industry by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Whenever serious workplace accidents occur -- especially when lives are lost -- OSHA launches investigations to determine the company's compliance with federal and industry safety standards. The agency recently reported the results of an investigation into the death of an employee who was fatally injured at work in another state.

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