Vehicle crash statistics are startling. A vehicle crash occurs every five seconds, someone is injured in a vehicle crash every 10 seconds, and someone dies in a car crash every 12 minutes.
Every year, September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. The campaign's goal is to create awareness of the planning needed to prepare for an emergency or disaster. This year’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.”
An employee event or party is a great way to build workplace relationships and have fun. But what happens if an employee gets injured at the event? Are they entitled to workers’ compensation benefits?
The short answer is that workers compensation can apply in these situations – but it depends on the circumstance.
Thanks to technology, working remotely has become a more accessible and more plausible option for employees everywhere. With more companies offering work from home policies, it’s crucial for employers to be aware of the unanticipated risks and be ready to address them.
Keeping employees who work remotely safe is a difficult challenge since they are not in a controlled work environment. OSHA will not do home safety inspections; however, the agency maintains employers are responsible for safe working conditions regardless of location. Because employers are responsible for worker safety, injuries that occur while working off-site will likely fall under workers’ compensation.
Safety meetings, though sometimes lengthy, are designed specifically to help employees be safe on the job. Most of the time these meetings are uneventful, but they are a mandatory and necessary part of ensuring safety in the work place.
August is here, and so is Safe + Sound week. Safe + Sound week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.
Advance planning is an important safety measure when it comes to tornadoes because storms that produce tornadoes can develop quickly. Everyone should know exactly what to do before and during a tornado.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that over 13.1 million Americans are victims of identity theft each year. As a result, they are unable to use their credit cards, cannot obtain new loans and, in some cases, are subject to criminal investigations for crimes they did not commit.
According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 2,000 eye injuries occur each day while people are at work. Of these injuries, 10% result in missed days of work and of those injuries, 10 to 20% will cause temporary or permanent blindness. However, almost 90% of these injuries could have been prevented by wearing the appropriate eye protection while on the job.
The sun releases energy, called radiation, in various forms: in the sunlight you see, the heat you feel, and the invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays that cause you to get sunburned. UV rays from the sun can also damage your eyes and hurt your vision.
Dangers of UV Rays
There are two types of UV radiation: UVA rays and UVB rays. UVB rays are more likely to cause sunburn, but UVA rays penetrate deeper. Exposure to either can damage your eyes. Long-term exposure to UV rays can result in eye problems that may lead to vision loss from conditions like cataracts or macular degeneration. Other dangers include skin cancer (around the eyelids) and corneal sunburn. Long hours at the beach or ski slope without proper eye protection can cause corneal sunburn, which can be very painful and may cause temporary vision loss.
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