Amputations are some of the most dangerous types of injuries. Amputations happen when a person's body part gets in the way during the operation of machinery. If not properly guarded, it's possible for heavy machinery to lacerate the skin, muscle and bones, leaving little option but to amputate if the limb hasn't already been severed.
You spend your days with patients who need your care and guidance. You're there when they need fluids, to eat or to get out of bed. You give them medications and make sure they're safely in bed for the night.
With wildfires spreading across the United States, there is a real fear that many people could lose their homes and businesses. If you're working to fight these fires or are still at your job when a fire strikes, you could be in danger of an injury. How can you be sure that you'll stay safe?
California is a hot state, and workplaces can be even hotter depending on the industry. It's important for all workplaces to account for the environment to keep their employees comfortable. Too much heat exposure can result in serious injuries and potentially death from heat-related illnesses.