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Workers Compensation

OSHA Issues Annual Inspection Plan for Dangerous Workplaces

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released a plan to inspect workplaces with the highest rates of illness and injury. The agency devises the plan based on data from 80,000 establishments that operate in high-hazard industries. OSHA is now trying to evaluate the effectiveness of the program by selected 1,260 establishments at random to …

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Award-Winning Product Can Reduce Back Injuries at Work

A recent report found one-third of back injuries eligible for compensation could be prevented simply by better job design, or ergonomics, according SBWire. There are more than a quarter of a million back injuries suffered by workers each year. That makes up about one-fourth of all compensation claims. A product, known as Lift’n Buddy, recently …

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Many Workers Not Using Necessary Protective Gear

A new survey shows that more than four out of five safety professionals have observed workers not using the protective equipment necessary in order to perform a task within the last year, according to PR Newswire. Officials say that the high majority of injuries that happen on the job are due to workers not wearing …

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Highway Construction Worker Trapped Under Machinery

A highway construction worker in Vancouver became trapped under a paving machine last week for 45 minutes until fire rescue crews were able to lift the equipment off of him, according to Design Build Source. One of his coworkers reportedly questioned whether the “buddy system” had been implemented properly. Accidents like this one can sometimes …

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Crane Hits Construction Workers in Seattle

Two construction workers were transported to Harborview Medical Center on Thursday when they were reportedly struck by a crane’s load at their job site – a parking garage at CenturyLink Field. According to the Associated Press, the men were struck by rebar as it was raised by a crane. One of the men reportedly sustained …

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