The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sets standards of safety for the construction industry and provides training courses to help companies institute and follow safe practices. Among all the many OSHA regulations, fall protection is the one that is the most ignored and violated. This is a serious oversight, as falls are a leading cause of death in the construction industry.
Workplace slip-and-fall accidents are on the rise in Michigan. Workers who experience them often sustain injuries that create challenges in their lives.
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) demands that any business or organization with more than 10 employees report all workplace injuries. In addition to reporting injuries that have been sustained on site, employers regularly collect and store information that covers accidents and near-accidents that may or may not have resulted in an injury.
A very interesting workers' compensation case was recently resolved after a court ruled in favor of an injured former employee. However, the circumstances of the individual's injury and the decision made by the court provide for some important discussion regarding workers' comp and workplace accidents.
The story of a Michigan man who was paralyzed in a workplace accident shows how expensive and difficult it can be for victims to adjust to being permanently disabled. Much of the man’s home had to be renovated to accommodate the fact that he now uses a wheelchair.
A Michigan steel worker, working by himself during a night shift, was killed earlier in June when heavy steel rods fell on him. Though perhaps nothing could have been done once the accident occurred, it was up to five minutes before the victim was discovered.
An on-the-job injury can have a profound impact on your life, at least for a while. A broken bone, mangled hand or strained back can keep you out of work for a long time -- weeks, months, sometimes years. When the sick time runs out, you may be left with no income while you are laid up.
An employee of a Michigan-based food distribution company has died after an early-morning accident in a facility in another state. This deadly incident is under investigation.
Some industrial workplace accidents are relatively minor, and the victim only misses a brief amount of time at work. Sometimes, they are back at work the next day. Other work accident victims, however, are seriously injured and put out of commission for weeks, months, or longer. Michigan workers in this position may need to turn to workers' compensation while they cannot work. The program helps those who get injured or sickened on the job.
Workplace accidents can be very scary and cause serious and even fatal injuries. Workers face many different types of hazards while working but some occupations are more dangerous than others.