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…


Preventing Backover Accidents

Backover accidents: They don’t happen very frequently, but when they do, they often result in death or serious injuries. A backover accident happens when a vehicle that is going in reverse hits a person who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle. Construction workers are most susceptible to backover accidents, but they can happen…


Should hotel housekeepers have panic buttons?

Recent revelations about sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood, the media and politics have sparked a national outcry. However, little attention has been paid to one of the occupational groups most vulnerable to sexual abuse: hotel housekeepers. Just ask any hotel housekeeper. They are regularly harassed and propositioned – and some suffer serious physical and…


Surprising facts regarding rehabilitation rights in Colorado

Whether you work in an office, on a construction site or 50 feet in the air as window washer, your employer is typically obligated to purchase insurance through the worker’s compensation program so you can collect benefits if you suffer injury on the job. Some jobs are undoubtedly more dangerous than others; however, accidents can…


Occupational hearing loss can cause permanent disability

Colorado workers in their various occupations are all exposed to the dangers inherent to their industries. Many of these hazards can cause injuries that could lead to permanent disability. Hearing loss is often overlooked because others cannot see the injury. However, it is a traumatic injury that could develop over time and be detrimental to…

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