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Dealing with a workplace injury demands personal attention

Although companies generally strive to maintain a safe and productive working environment, the sad reality is that not all workplaces are safe and sometimes accidents do happen. Workplace injuries can be serious to an employee, often preventing him or her from working, and leading to costly and timely medical expenses and rehabilitation. When a workplace injury occurs, whether it is an industrial accident, such asContinue reading

Determining liability in a construction accident

By both federal and state law, employers must make every effort to maintain a safe working environment for its employees. But some working conditions and environments, such as construction sites, are inevitably more hazardous than others and, as the saying goes, accidents happen. But some accidents are preventable, and often neglect or oversights by various or multiple parties led to conditions where an accident isContinue reading

Steps to employ when lifting a heavy object on the job

Lifting an oversized or heavy object occurs every day on most Michigan work sites. And, far too many times, workers injure themselves while performing this task. Proper lifting techniques can help prevent a work accident, but unfortunately, too many workers still do not practice the proper way to lift or have not been given the proper lifting instructions. So here are some basic steps toContinue reading

Two Michigan workers killed on the job during November

Despite worker education, improved safety equipment and the use of proper safety techniques on the job, workers still are at risk for injuries and serious accidents at work sites every day throughout the state. Now, a news release from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has indicated two additional workers were killed during the month of November here in Michigan. MIOSHA has announced thatContinue reading

Equipment types and movements that can cause an amputation

An amputation can be traumatic. Recovering from this type of injury is a daunting challenge for anyone and can involve relearning basic skills such as walking and writing. The risk of an amputation can occur in many different industries; however there are some kinds of equipment and kinds of machine motions that can present a more dangerous amputation hazard than others. So here are specificContinue reading

What 3 steps can help prevent falls at Michigan job sites?

Preventing all types of accidents on the job site should be the concern of every Michigan employer and employee. But reducing serious accidents and fatalities caused by falls is also paramount because this type of accident is preventable. But what steps can workers and employers take to help reduce the number of falls at Michigan job sites? According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration, theContinue reading

Workers continue to suffer from fatal workplace injuries

Michigan workers hear about workers’ injuries and fatal work injuries far too often. But it can be even more sobering for an employee when it’s revealed exactly how many workers in the nation have died from a workplace injury. The US Department of Labor Statistics has published the revised number of workers in the nation who have died after receiving a fatal workplace injury. TheyContinue reading

MIOSHA begins local program to reduce workplace injuries

Michigan workers know that job sites need to be safe in order to be productive. Government officials know this too, and recently Michigan’s branch of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration announced a new program designed to enhance worker safety. Last month, MIOSHA launched a new program that will attempt to improve worker safety and health. The Local Emphasis Program is focused on specific sectorsContinue reading

Preventing burn injuries while on the job

The use and application of heat, or producing products through the use of heat, is very common in today’s industries. From food services to metal fabrication, heat and hot substances and surfaces can be found on just about every job site. And that means that workers are susceptible to burns or other types of heat-related injuries. With that in mind, here are some basic tipsContinue reading

Injured workers need to be able to rely on workers’ compensation

People throughout Michigan go to work on a daily basis in order to provide for their families. When people are at work, they expect to do the job that they have been assigned. In return, people know that they will get their paycheck. However, for many Michigan residents their workplace presents a variety of risks and challenges. In some situations, people put their lives onContinue reading

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