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…


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…


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…


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….

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