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Diseases like mesothelioma require long-term medical treatment

Colorado workers in various industries might not realize that they could be exposed to asbestos, even though the Environmental Protection Agency has placed severe restrictions on products containing this dangerous mineral substance. Asbestosis and mesothelioma are workplace illnesses that typically require long-term medical treatment. If not diagnosed and treated, it could cause death.

Electrocuted man's family likely entitled to death benefits

When Colorado families lose loved ones in fatal workplace accidents, they typically have to deal with unanticipated financial hardship at a time when they might be overwhelmed by grief. Fortunately, in most cases, the workers' compensation insurance program offers death benefits to ease the stress related to the high costs of funerals and burials. Furthermore, survivors' benefits include wage replacement packages to make up for lost income.

Man injured at work suffers broken bones, tissue damage

Those who work around heavy equipment face many dangers if the machines malfunction or other problems occur. When mishaps happen, there may be a risk of suffering a serious injury based on the equipment involved. Those who are injured at work often sustain significant monetary damages along with their physical injuries. Colorado workers may need to turn to workers' compensation benefits at these difficult times.

The safe way to be an airport baggage handler

The Denver International Airport is considered the world's second-largest based on land area. With more than 52 square miles, it's even larger than Manhattan. And like Manhattan, the airport welcomes millions of visitors each year and also has an ice skating rink, but not quite as famous as the one at Rockefeller Center.

Mental conditions can increase women's risks for work injuries

It's no surprise that personal stresses from home and family life and affect one's performance on the job. Now there is evidence that a person's mental state can increase the likelihood of a work injury. That's especially the case for women, as documented in a recent study published by the Colorado School of Public Health's Center for Health, Work and Environment.

Injured workers: Complacency can have devastating consequences

Many longtime roof workers become complacent if they have been fortunate enough not to be involved in fall accidents. Scores of injured workers are reported in Colorado every year, many of whom suffered preventable falls. However, for falls to be preventable, workers must take steps to prevent them. The problem becomes exacerbated if these "lucky" workers are put in charge of showing newer, younger workers the ropes. Potentially deadly habits are passed on from one generation to the next, with the false sense of security it creates.

Four Colorado employers on the Dirty Dozen List

Every year, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) issues its "Dirty Dozen" list. This organization reviews the safety records of employers across the nation to identify those it considers to be the most hazardous for employees in terms of occupational deaths, injuries and illnesses.

Auto maker Tesla accused of under-reporting injured workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was established to ensure that workplaces are safe from hazardous conditions. Along with conducting regular inspections of Colorado companies, the agency is responsible for investigating reports of injured workers who suffer illnesses or injuries during the normal course of their duties. In the event an employer is found negligent, the federal agency issues citations and fines in order to correct the deficiencies.

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