Detours vs frolics for job-related injuries: why the difference matters

Your work duties may require you to travel around town or even farther. You probably already know that you can qualify for workers’ compensation benefits if you suffer an injury while working at your job site or traveling for work. But what if you suffer an injury while on a brief break, such as when…


Job risks for recycling and waste collection employees

If you live in Colorado and work in the waste or recycling industry, you might be more vulnerable to an on-the-job injury than people in many other occupations. A 2019 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the sixth deadliest job in the country was that of collectors in waste and recycling. This…


Some common workplace injuries

Hand injuries are very common among Colorado workers. Because you use your hands for a variety of tasks every day, this makes total sense. What does not make sense is that hand safety is rarely a top priority, and finger and hand injuries remain far too prevalent in certain occupations. Causes of hand injuries at…


Tower workers must have safe work conditions

Workers who erect, maintain and repair cellphone and electrical towers face some serious hazards. This job is often called the most dangerous in the country, and this likely isn’t far from the truth. There are many reasons why this is the case, so the employers of these workers must ensure that they are being as safe as…


The average age of workers in various professions

If someone suffers a serious on-the-job injury, their age at the time that they get hurt can have a big impact on their future. For instance, younger workers — teens and those in their 20s — may avoid injuries more often or heal more quickly than older workers. Those who are nearing retirement age, on…


Which workers risk exposure to hydrogen sulfide?

If inhaled in high enough concentrations for too long, hydrogen sulfide, sometimes called H2S gas, can be deadly. Although industries have exposure limits put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), it is up to each individual employer to maintain the monitoring equipment and enforce proper safety protocols. Like any occupation, productivity…

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