Going to work can be dangerous for thousands of people in Saint Croix. If you work in construction, the emergency services, laboratories or other inherently dangerous jobs, you could find yourself on the wrong end of a serious industrial accident. Protecting yourself with different safety procedures and policies can help prevent accidents. If one should happen, you need to know how to report it properly.
Safety conditions have recently been the topic of discussion for autoworkers across the United States after some workplace accidents. The accidents have come after automakers have cut costs all while trying to increase production at plants all over the country. The latest injury occurred at a Ford plant in Detroit and it involved a veteran employee of the automotive industry.
The number of claims being filed surrounding workplace injuries or illnesses has improved but businesses still find themselves spending billions of dollars due to preventable injuries and illnesses all across the country, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Annually, roughly 4,000 Americans die each year due to workplace injuries and 50,000 Americans die because of workplace exposure that causes illnesses.
Last month, the lead investigator with the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) stated that "almost certainly" combustible dust contributed to the explosion that killed five workers. The tragic accident occurred on May 31 at Didion Milling, located in Columbia County in the southern portion of the state.
Being hurt on the job is a nightmare for many workers. While some people have the luxury of being able to take time off of work without worrying about finances, other people can't do this. Some employees count on their income to make ends meet and pay for the things they need in life.
Accidents at work are nightmares for hardworking men and women. When these do occur, some workers might try to hide the injury because they are worried about keeping their job. This isn't something that should occur because the worker might suffer more harm trying to keep on working at a normal pace.
Forklifts are both common and necessary to a variety of industries. But did you know that these vehicles can also be extremely dangerous?
Regardless of your profession, you need to fully understand the types of work practices that can create a hazard. With this knowledge, it's much easier to avoid an accident that can cause an injury.
Thousands upon thousands of people in the United States work in a warehouse setting. While many of these people enjoy their job, some don't realize the risks associated with their line of work.
Both state and federal lawmakers in Wisconsin have contacted government agencies to investigate environmental and workplace concerns at several industrial drum reconditioning plants located in the Milwaukee area.