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11.4.20

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…

12.2.19

Construction site communication tips

Many construction accidents happen because of a lack of communication or due to miscommunication on the job. Workers face risks that they could all avoid if they just had a better communication strategy. For instance, imagine that you asked a coworker to set up a ladder and secure it on the top and bottom because…

09.4.19

Trench collapses often fatal for laborers

One of the deadliest accidents on construction sites are trench collapses. They can happen quickly and with little warning to alert those workers down inside the excavation. They become trapped and often die before rescue crews can get them to the surface. To remain safer on the job when working in and around trenches, it…

08.1.19

Park rangers face many on-the-job risks

Colorado has many beautiful natural areas and parks. The main four national parks are the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde and Rocky Mountain National Park. All get thousands of visitors every year, both from within Colorado and from other states, and all have park rangers tasked with keeping things safe….

07.18.19

Working in a hospital is more dangerous than you thought

If there’s any workplace where you can get quick treatment for an injury, it’s a hospital. This leads some people to assume that this line of work is fairly safe. It’s far easier to imagine factory workers getting hurt by heavy equipment, logging workers getting injured at remote locations and construction workers falling from heights….

07.2.19

The real risk of workplace explosions

You may feel safe at work, but the reality is that many people unexpectedly work around combustible materials every day. They do not always realize the dangers that they face. The truth is that workplace explosions can and do happen, and you need to be prepared. Some of the common reasons for these explosions include:…

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