If you are one of the many people across California who earn a living working on a construction site, you may understand just how dangerous your job as a construction worker can prove to be. While you face numerous work-related risks every day due to the nature of your job, some of the most notable include risks associated with working on or near scaffolding.
Under civil law in California, a personal injury victim can file a claim against the responsible party and either go through with litigation or try for a settlement out of court. When it comes to truck accidents, many trucking companies are willing to choose the latter option as it can save them from being publicly held liable for a driver's negligence or recklessness.
In its newest commission workforce survey, the American College of Radiology found that nearly one-third of radiologists may suffer from work-related lower back ailments. Lower back pain can be found across a variety of professions, so workers in California may want to be aware of the trend.
The fifth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will be occurring from May 7 through May 11. The goal of the event is to raise awareness of workplace safety in California and throughout the country. It is a time in which employers and construction workers are encouraged to take a break and discuss any issues that could increase the likelihood of a fall on a job site.
California employees who work around machines or equipment with moving parts always have to be careful around pinch points. These are defined as areas of a machine where a part of an employee's body may be caught.
Employees need to be aware of their rights after they suffer an injury. To draw attention to the safety problem, they need to file a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and file a request with the employer to make the restaurant safer for all workers in the future.