The real reasons logging is so dangerous

While many people point to deep sea fishing as the world’s deadliest profession or talk about the high fatality totals in the construction industry — and those things do deserve attention — the reality is that nothing takes more lives per capita than logging. The key is to look at it per 100,000 workers. It’s…


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…


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…

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