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Studies show trends, probability for worker injury

Accidents happen -- or, so they say. While there are freak accidents not associated with any fault, rarely does this happen in the workplace. The truth is, most work accidents and injuries are entirely preventable. This is why it is so important to track emerging trends in workplace accidents and injuries to determine where problems lie in the workplace. One or several overseeing bodies, such as OSHA, can set regulations for employers to help prevent these workplace accidents and their resounding injuries from occurring.

Workplace injuries, Ohio railroad workers and FELA

Some people are not cut out for desk jobs. There is an allure of working with your hands or not being chained to a desk. However, certain manual labor jobs are more dangerous than the average office job. FELA, or Federal Employers Liability Act, was designed to protect railroad workers and to give them recourse, if they suffer an injury on the job.

The construction industry's fatal four workplace injuries

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous occupations in Ohio and nationwide, and the fatality rate associated with it is much higher than other industries. Ladders, scaffolding, excavations and electrical components all pose hazards to workers if they are not trained properly or if proper safety precautions are not taken by their employers.

OSHA extends deadline for electronic recordkeeping submissions

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the deadline for electronic submissions of injury and illness records in accordance with its electronic recordkeeping rule. Originally, the compliance date was set for December 1, 2017 but OSHA has granted employers a two-week extension. The information must now be submitted by December 15, 2017.

Common causes of traumatic brain injury in the workplace

According to the Brain Injury Institute, traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the Ohio workplace is a common occurrence. Even workers in an office environment are at risk of tripping or slipping and suffering a serious brain injury. Approximately 20 percent of all workplace TBIs happen when employees fall on uneven or wet surfaces or trip over objects left on the floor.

Ohio BWC gives $732,000 in workplace safety grants

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) has given 29 Ohio employers over $732,000 in safety grants through the Safety Intervention Grant program. These employers, from over 19 counties in Ohio, including Franklin County, must now purchase equipment designed to reduce workplace injuries.

Legal options for miners suffering an on-the-job injury

Coal mining is a dangerous occupation that often results in workplace accidents. The unsafe working environment may lead to serious injuries, both physical and mental. Generally, these accidents are covered by workers' compensation and therefore employers are immune to liability. However, in some states, like Ohio, employers may be held liable when the employee's injury resulted from the employers' intentional actions.

Workers' compensation still available for traveling employees

What do a salesman, a truck driver and a consultant have in common? They all travel extensively for work. Whether on the road, in an airport or at a hotel, on-the-job injuries can happen and when they do, workers' compensation may provide the financial support necessary during recovery.

OSHA cites Ohio plastics firm for injuries, poor safety record

Ohioans injured in workplace accidents often wonder if the incident could have been prevented and their injury avoided. Both the State of Ohio and the United States Department of Labor maintain programs to ensure that employers use all reasonable safety precautions to protect their employees against workplace injuries. A recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration citation of a plastics manufacturing firm in New Philadelphia, OH shows that some employers do not pay sufficient attention to prevention of workplace accidents.

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