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October 2017 Archives

Airline crews at greater risk for developing melanoma

Airline pilots and cabin crew members are consistently exposed to higher levels of ultraviolet radiation than the general population. This could explain why they face a significantly higher risk for developing melanoma. A comprehensive review of 19 study records involving more than 250,000 participants found that pilots and air crew have "twice the incidence of melanoma compared with the general population."

Construction zone crash might lead to permanent disability

Construction workers on the busy highways nationwide, including in Colorado, face life-threatening hazards whenever they are improving roads to keep others safe. Sadly, it takes only a moment of distraction to cause an accident with devastating consequences, particularly in areas where construction workers move about. One such an accident in a neighboring state recently might have caused a permanent disability to an employee of a construction company.

Common sense forklift safey

Throughout Denver, there are many manufacturing facilities and warehouses that require employees to operate a forklift as part of their daily job responsibilities. Operating a forklift comes with its own set of risks, so it's critical that employees receive proper training and safety resources prior to utilizing this equipment.

OSHA standards to prevent injured workers in auto repair shops

As with any other industry, automotive repair shops and mechanics in Colorado are subject to safety regulations as prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Reportedly, the majority of injured workers were denied their right to know specified safety information related to their employment. OSHA rules provide that workers have the right to know the details of any hazardous chemicals they might encounter on the job, along with the regulations related to the labeling, information inventories and storage of dangerous products.

Everyone at an airport is a baggage handler

Around the country, some 400,000 airport and airline employees and vendors must lift heavy luggage every day. This number includes baggage handlers, screeners for the Transportation Security Administration, flight attendants, gate agents, aircraft maintenance, ticket counter personnel, taxi and shuttle drivers all must hoist bags up and down in order to get people places.

Death benefits can bring relief after fatal workplace accident

Workers in the oil and gas industry in Colorado and other states often risk their lives during every shift they work. Sadly, many lives are lost, leaving surviving families reliant on death benefits from the workers' compensation insurance system. The availability of these benefits may also ease the unanticipated financial burden of the surviving family members of a man in another state who lost his life in a workplace accident on a recent Wednesday morning.

Employee fatally injured at work when he falls off man lift

Workers in Colorado who use mechanical equipment such as elevated work platforms do not always realize how hazardous their jobs are. The slightest error in judgment or concentration lapse can result in someone being fatally injured at work. This might have been the cause of an accident that recently claimed the life of a construction company employee east of Durango.

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