October 2019 Archives

Workers' compensation: Fire extinguisher training crucial

At this time of the year, the threats of fires in California are significant, and all possible precautions must be put in place. All workers must receive annual training in the correct use of portable fire extinguishers. However, employers might lose sight of this, especially those who focus on profits instead of safety. This might also reflect in the number of burn injury-related workers' compensation claims are filed each year.

Why is knee pain a serious issue?

Knee pain while you are working is a serious problem that must be addressed right away. It is never a good idea to ignore the pain because this could let a minor injury get worse. Seeking medical care is imperative. Be sure that you report the injury to your superior so they can ensure you get to a doctor or emergency room that works with their workers' compensation provider.

Workers' compensation covers injuries caused by fatigue

Fatigue is a life-threatening occupational hazard faced by workers nationwide, including California. Many workers' compensation claims are filed due to injuries and even deaths caused by the lack of sleep. Not only is sufficient sleep necessary for overall good health, but also alertness and clear thinking. Sleep deprivation is the primary cause of fatigue, and in many cases, shift work is to blame.

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