May 2019 Archives

Workers' compensation covers claims related to heat illness

Very soon, California workers will be exposed to the heat of summer, and they will rely on their employers to protect them from excessive exposure. Outdoor workers such as those in the construction, landscaping and agriculture industries are protected by the safety standards of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health. However, indoor workers file many heat-related workers' compensation claims each year, and the safety agency is working on developing standards to protect these workers from heat stress as well.

Workers' compensation: Contract worker overcome by ammonia

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has launched an investigation into an incident that caused the death of a farm worker. The safety agency reports that emergency workers were called to a fruit packing facility on a recent Tuesday evening. They arrived to find several workers who appeared to have been exposed to ammonia gas. This incident will likely lead to a workers' compensation death benefits claim.

600 truckers die each year due to their career

Truckers keep this country running, but all too often they put their own safety on the back burner in an effort to get the load to the destination quickly. All truckers have risks that they need to think about when they are on the road. The need for safety is also present during the loading and unloading of the vehicles if they are responsible for those tasks.

Workers' compensation: Gun range workers risk lead poisoning

Following years of complaints and reports about exposure to lead dust at a gun range in Santa Clara County, California's Department of Toxic Substances Control and the county's Environmental Health Department inspected a gun range. This was to determine the levels of lead to which workers and patrons are exposed. Victims of work-related lead poisoning file many workers' compensation claims each year.

Workers' compensation claims despite added safety regulations

On April 28, 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. The Act requires employers in all industries to protect the health and safety of employees. Sadly, despite strict safety standards, the California workers' compensation insurance system has since dealt with thousands of death benefits claims filed by surviving families of workers who died in work-related deaths.

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