Year: 2021

Human error causes many preventable workplace accidents

Employers in California must comply with the safety standards and guidelines prescribed by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health. They must protect the safety and health of all employers. An essential part of preventing work-related accidents is adequate safety training and appropriate steps to mitigate reported near-miss incidents. Complacency and human error are …

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Repetitive stress injuries are not as insignificant as they sound

When thinking of long-term harm caused by work-related injuries, most people might picture construction or industrial workers. However, repetitive stress injuries are progressive and often only diagnosed when damage is already irreversible. This painful condition can affect workers in many work environments, from office workers to poultry processing line workers. Repetitive stress injuries are not …

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Working with farm animals pose severe safety hazards

California workers who spend their days around farm animals have multiple safety risks to tend to every day. The same applies if you work in veterinary facilities and other animal services. Employers are responsible for the safety and health of employees, and working around animals requires adequate training to stay safe in all the various …

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Excavations and trenches pose severe construction site hazards

When discussing the typical safety hazards posed by trenches, cave-in prevention is typically the most significant concern. However, suppose you are a member of a trench-work crew on a construction site in California. In that case, you should know that construction workers around excavations of any kind face multiple other risks. Employers in California are …

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How can California workers be safe in the wildfire season?

From June through September, people of all walks of life in California are affected by the annual wildfire season. Work-related hazards during this time threaten more than those fighting the fires. This year, with many people working at home, even more employees risk the adverse effects of wildfire smoke. What are wildfires? Wildfires are uncontrolled …

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What workers in all industries need to know about corrosives

Imagine what damage corrosive materials that can destroy metals do when they come into contact with human skin, lungs or eyes. Although corrosives are more prevalent in some industries, they are also present in manufacturing, laboratories and even in kitchens. The wide use makes it crucial for workers in all industries in California to learn …

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Many construction site injuries involve ladders

Ladders are essential equipment on all construction sites in California, including in Irvine. The frequent use of ladders often causes construction workers to become complacent and disregard the dangers ladder use poses. It is the employer’s responsibility to provide adequate safety training and ensure the safety of employees. The correct choice of a ladder is …

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Most construction falls involve roof works

Severe injuries and deaths occur on construction sites in Irvine and across California each year. A significant percentage of those falls occur during roof work. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health provides safety guidelines and regulations that make such injuries and deaths preventable. Safety precautions Mitigating construction site hazards starts with safety training …

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The many safety precautions involved in trucker safety

Hauling loads on commercial motor vehicles in California and across state lines is a dangerous occupation. Although there are many precautions truckers can take to protect themselves, they will always be at risk of crossing paths with negligent drivers en route to their destinations. Although big rig operators face many occupational injury risks unrelated to …

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Conveyors prevent some injuries but cause others

In California, many workplaces use conveyors. Although conveyors are typically associated with manufacturing plants, they are also widely used in agriculture, fulfillment centers, material handling and more. The primary reason for using them is eliminating or reducing worker injuries from carrying heavy or awkwardly shaped objects. Risks that give rise to conveyor-related injuries However, conveyors …

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