In order to help employers in California and others across the United States understand common on-the-job injuries, the Bureau of Labor Statistics examined data across the country of injuries suffered by full-time workers. Although most workplace injuries that make the news are often ones that result in serious injuries or tragic deaths of workers, most injuries are less severe but still can have an impact on work load and usually require the use of workers' compensation insurance benefits. The data revealed that most injuries occur in the course of everyday events such as overexertion, falls, slips and trips.
It takes an army of actors, producers, writers and crew members to make a successful movie or television show. Stuntmen or stuntwomen are often part of the crew, depending on the needs of the production. Although stunts involve taking risks, when executed in a safe manner, injuries can be minimal. As with any other industry, workplace injuries can occur, especially if safety measures are neglected. People in California may be interested to learn that one woman in another state is claiming that a production company could be legally responsible for her son's death.
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.
Health care workers are less likely to be injured in the workplace thanks to some new measures passed by a state safety board. The California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently approved measures that would require more training and enforce violence prevention protocols. These new rules are intended to protect workers' rights and make it less likely that people who work in this industry will be hit, kicked, bitten or grabbed.
California workers have the right to a safe work environment, one that is free from unnecessary dangers or hazards. According to recently released reports, Blue Apron violated workers' rights due to unsafe, violent and stressful workplace conditions at a fulfillment center in Richmond, California. These workers were exposed to violence, bomb threats, inappropriate touching and much more.
A recent study examines the role of stress in workplace illnesses, and the findings are surprising. While some stress can actually be helpful to employees, some people in California may be getting sick from working in stressful environments. Bosses and managers may be infringing on workers' rights by creating high-stress environments and failing to acknowledge the damage that occurs.
A recent out-of-state construction accident resulted in one worker suffering injuries and left thousands of local residents without power. The accident happened on a recent Thursday afternoon in April, around 2:10 p.m. When California workers are seriously injured while on the job, they typically choose to file workers' compensation claims.
An out-of-state construction worker recently suffered a serious work injury due to his being run over by a piece of construction machinery. The man had been working at a construction site on a recent Friday morning in February, local police said. Just as this man will likely be entitled to file a claim for workers' compensation, California workers who are injured while at work are similarly entitled to do the same.
Some California workers face high risks for being injured on the job as part of their day-to-day responsibilities. However, many California workers saw a record-low rate when it came to job-related illnesses, as well as injuries suffered on the job. The rate for workers injured on the job in 2014 was the lowest it has been in 13 years.
Twenty individuals were injured after a tour bus in which they were riding crashed into several vehicles, California officials say. The accident happened on a recent Friday afternoon in mid-November. The bus driver, who was among those injured, may be entitled to file for workers' compensation benefits.