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March 2017 Archives

Fatal workplace injuries leaves California family grieving

Flaggers and traffic directors are employed to ensure the safety of drivers in a congested or construction area. Unfortunately, one California flagger recently lost his life while trying to direct traffic and keep truckers safe in his place of employment. Fortunately, workers' compensation insurance is available for victims of workplace injuries -- and for the families of fatal victims -- to help alleviate some of the financial stress created.

3 reasons a workplace needs an injury prevention program

A severe injury can set you back on your career path or mean you never work the same job again. Whether you suffer a long-term disability or a short-term inability to work, any serious injury has the potential to affect you physically, emotionally and financially. To help avoid accidents, illnesses and injuries in the workplace, your employer should implement a Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Why is this so vital to your safety? Here are three reasons.

New laws require workers' compensation in the marijuana industry

In 2010 a marijuana farmer decided to shoot a migrant worker four times, which resulted in his death. The migrant worker had complained about poor working conditions, and violence resulted. It is suspected that there are many other cases of abuse and violence of workers in the marijuana farming industry. In the aftermath of the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in California, state lawmakers are attempting to regulate the multi-billion dollar industry with new laws. New regulations will be in effect to limit abuse of workers, sexual assault, poor working conditions and will mandate workers' compensation insurance coverage be provided by employers.

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