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What Constitutes a Work-Related Injury?

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Many accidents occur on the job, and injured employees can qualify for workers’ compensation as well as other financial assistance. However, when is an injury work-related? The state’s workers’ comp system will not kick in to cover an injury or illness that is not work-related, and some insurance companies try…

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Top 10 OSHA Violations in 2017

By | Workplace Injuries

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) protects American workers by setting safety standards and investigating workplaces for violations. Below are the top ten violations in workplaces for the past year: 1. Duty to have fall protection in construction  This standard requires that employers determine whether scaffolding and other…

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OSHA’s Fatal Four in Construction

By | Workplace Injuries

Construction deals with many dangerous elements, such as heights, heavy materials, machinery, power tools and electricity.  This makes construction sites dangerous, with many workers suffering serious injuries and even dying from accidents. That’s why safety is of the utmost importance in the construction industry. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

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