"I can't change the laws of physics!," the character of Scotty famously told Captain Kirk in an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series.
In the beginning of a new year, people tend to look back on the year before and resolve to do things differently moving forward. They often think about what happened, what caused certain events and what should be changed to make the new year even better.
Employers throughout the Colorado and the rest of the U.S. are responsible for maintaining the safety of their construction workers by ensuring the structural integrity of the facilities where work is being conducted. Otherwise, dangerous collapses may lead to serious workplace injuries. When construction companies failed to inspect ongoing construction projects, workers may suffer severe injuries by no fault of their own. New information shows that one Texas company is under fire from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after failing to properly secure a structure that was being built at a university. Fines in the matter total nearly $50,000, according to official reports.
You’ve heard it before: employers have a responsibility to keep the workplace safe for workers. But what does that mean? Who monitors the employers? What guidelines are in place to ensure that employers are kept up-to-date on industry standards?
In an earlier post, we highlighted some of the ways that workers could get injured during the holiday shopping season. And while Black Friday has come and gone, there are other types of workplace injuries that could occur in the weeks before Christmas.
“Safety first!” This may be the motto at your place of employment. There may be safety procedures in place to help reduce the risk of accidents and injuries; employees may be encouraged to follow safety protocol. But many workers may find that despite existing procedures, incidents are still occurring.
Did you know that construction workers can suffer serious injuries, such as a back injury or neck injury, if they fall from just six feet above a lower level? The distance may not seem that great, but even so a fall, whether from scaffolding or a tall ladder, a serious injury can have many implications for the worker.
Colorado residents, the future may be upon us! A team of engineers have created what is now being referred to as the first "bionic man". The "bionic man" is actually a robot that engineers have been working on, using parts from over a dozen manufacturers. This type of technology has many implications, especially on aesthetic prostheses work. Whether an accident victim loses an arm, a leg, or even suffers a spinal cord injury, robotics technology could help that individual regain some functionality.
It can be difficult knowing whether a back injury will heal itself quickly or lead to chronic back pain. But for a worker, a back injury that lingers can significantly impact their ability to do their job. But now, researchers believe there may be a way to identify chronic back pain early on.
It may start as a simple headache. You get home from a long day at work and your head begins to hurt, followed by some leg pain. You're not sure why your legs are hurting so you take some medicine. Over the next week your legs continue to hurt and you start to struggle with mobility. The pain actually becomes so bad that going to work each day is a struggle, and getting your work done is nearly impossible.