The danger of amputation injuries at work

According to an OSHA report, there is an average of seven amputations each day in workplaces across the United States. Because of this disturbing statistic, OSHA required that all employers report significant injuries as of 2015. It’s a hazard that every Colorado worker should be aware of so they can hopefully prevent it from ever…


Symptoms and prevention of occupational hearing loss in Colorado

Occupational hearing loss is a common workplace injury in Colorado that can have serious long-term consequences. Therefore, employers and employees must be aware of the risks of occupational hearing loss and take steps to prevent it. What is occupational hearing loss? Occupational hearing loss is hearing damage that is caused by exposure to loud noises…


How to stay safe on the job in winter

Winter brings many challenges to Colorado residents, including at work. In addition to on-the-job hazards, you may face year-round due to factors like cold and ice. Keep the following in mind as you work throughout cold months. Take extra care in winter to avoid injuries Winter conditions can lead to more workers’ compensation claims, especially…


What are the most common manufacturing injuries?

No matter where they are in Colorado, manufacturing businesses are notorious for workplace injuries. Although severe mishaps get all the attention, many workplace injuries occurring in manufacturing plants are minor, with some developing over time. What are the most common injuries in manufacturing plants? Most injuries are non-fatal According to the National Safety Council, the…


Preventing workplace injuries

When an employee suffers an injury at a Colorado jobsite, the victim’s life could become challenging. Undergoing medical procedures and rehabilitation, combined with the downtime from work, might lead to enormous stress. While workers’ compensation benefits may help financially, workers would of course prefer to avoid getting hurt. Taking steps to reduce workplace injuries could…


Common machine shop hazards that cause serious injuries

Many businesses in Colorado involving physical work and power tools have implicit hazards. Machine shop workers have more to worry about than those in other industries regarding serious injuries when they operate equipment incorrectly or without proper training. Machine shop injuries can lead to disabilities Equipment that can cut through metal, wood and plastic can…

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