Safety hazards in the manufacturing industry

While safety in the manufacturing industry has improved over the years, safety hazards are still a concern. Humans remain at the center of today’s manufacturing processes and are at risk when handling materials and manipulating machinery. Almost no work environment is as hazardous as manufacturing, and injury prevention starts at being aware of these hazards….


Are workers’ compensation benefits available for lead poisoning?

Every industry in Colorado has its unique hazards, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes regulations and guidelines that employers must enforce to ensure workplace safety. However, workers’ compensation claims for benefits follow many injuries caused by safety violations. Occupational injuries do not all result from accidents; some can be caused by a disease….


Tesla threatening to withhold severance from whistleblowers

Safety in the workplace needs to be a foremost concern for large companies. This is especially true for companies in the manufacturing industry. Heavy machinery, conveyor belts, hydraulic arms and other pieces of equipment can lead to very serious injury when employees are not properly trained to use and work around them. Vehicle manufacturer Tesla,…


Lack of hand protection can cause permanent disability

Workers in industrial facilities in Colorado may not all realize the risks of suffering severe injuries if they fail to wear, or are not provided with, the necessary personal protective equipment. Some employers and workers might regard gloves as unnecessary and a hindrance. They may not realize that protective hand gear is essential in avoiding severe…


Glutaraldehyde – A hazard for healthcare workers

Though they may not know it, many healthcare workers are regularly exposed to glutaraldehyde. When inhaled in sufficient quantities or accidently ingested, this disinfectant can result in adverse health effects. In this blog post, we will discuss the effects of glutaraldehyde exposure and some things healthcare workers can do to protect themselves. What is glutaraldehyde?…


Safety violations on scaffolding leave many injured workers

Some of the most dangerous circumstances faced by construction workers in Colorado are scaffolds. These are structures formed by temporary frameworks to allow workers access to elevated levels as they work on buildings. Safety authorities say approximately 4,500 injured workers and about 50 fatalities linked to scaffolds are reported each year. Frequently reported causes include…

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