Winter Safety Training for Employees

Winter in Colorado can be strikingly harsh, especially for employees working in cold weather. With temperatures often plunging below freezing, the risks of exposure to severe cold are significant, ranging from minor discomfort to serious medical conditions like hypothermia and frostbite. However, with the right training and preparation, these dangerous illnesses or injuries can be…


Work-related factors that contribute to police officer PTSD

People working for law enforcement agencies in Colorado have demanding duties placed on them. The nature of the work can leave a police officer with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This psychological response to difficult or agonizing situations impacts a person’s ability to function at work and in private life. Multiple issues raise the risk of…


OSHA’s fatal four in Colorado workplaces

A recent report by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that an average of 12 work-related injuries occur every day in Colorado and the rest of the country. Most of these fatalities result from four main hazards that OSHA refers to as the “fatal four.” Falls Falls remain the number one cause of…


Protecting your eyes on the job in Colorado

If you’re a worker, chances are you’re exposed to a variety of potential hazards on the job. And while you may take measures to protect yourself from things like slips, trips and falls, you might not think about protecting your eyes. However, since eye injuries are some of the most common workers’ compensation claims, it’s…


Is your Colorado job dangerous?

There are many types of jobs, and some are more dangerous than others. Risky jobs have a high injury and fatality rate, and that’s why they typically lead to workers’ compensation claims. If you work in a high-risk environment, it’s important to take the proper steps to prevent injuries and protect yourself in the event…


Workplace death rates stay steady

About 3.5 workers per 100,000 die from accidents that happen while on the job in Colorado and the rest of the nation. That is a fairly steady rate mostly due to the nature of the riskiest jobs and the types of recurring accidents that claim lives. Workers’ compensation insurance helps to offset the costs of…

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