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Crowd management to limit workplace injuries during sales

Holiday season often mean bonuses for workers, and, if they are working at stores that have slashed their prices to attract customers, there is an added bonus of using the employee discount to get great gifts for loved ones. But, when a retailer does not take the necessary steps to protect their employees in crowded stores, the only gift a worker might get is a workplace injury and ensuing medical bill.

Are elderly workers more likely to sustain workplace injuries?

California residents may continue working for a number of reasons-some may enjoy their work while others may need to keep working because of economic difficulties. Given the current economic trend, more and more elderly people find that they have to keep working to make ends meet. Following the trend, the retirement age for people across the nation has gone past 65 years of age, which means a number of elderly people are working at a time when they are mentally and physically not as able as their counterparts. This could be the reason why there is a higher fatality rate in elderly workers than in younger people.

California's obligations to avoid injuries from heat exposure

The weather may seem like it is cooling down in California but for those working outdoors, the weather continues to pose a health risk. When workers, such as those in construction jobs, spend an elongated time outdoors and exposed to the sun, they run the risk of contracting sun stroke or other dangerous conditions. Recognizing the risk, California lawmakers have placed obligations on employers, forcing them to take steps to reduce the risk and avoid occupational illness.

Office injuries may qualify for workers' compensation

There are certain occupations that are inherently dangerous. Construction workers, police officers and firefighters are put in harm's way on a daily basis. Yet, these are not the only workers who can be subjected to a workplace injury. In fact, even those who work in what many would consider boring office jobs can be seriously injured, leaving them with the need for medical care and time off from work.

Repetitive stress injuries may qualify for workers' compensation

When California residents think about workplace injuries they may instantly conjure images of construction workers falling from scaffolding, factory workers being crushed by machinery or drivers being hurt in car accidents. While these instances are certainly real and common, they are not, by any stretch of the imagination, the only instances in which an individual can suffer a workplace injury.

Whiplash basics

Anyone who has ever operated a motor vehicle understands that becoming involved in a car accident is a risk of the roadway. While some accidents are the result of unavoidable weather complications or road conditions, some accidents are the result of negligent drivers that might be distracted or under the influence.

Statistics on the number of workplace injuries in California

Accidents occur every day in California. Some of these accidents are minor and do not affect the people involved very much. However, other accidents result in severe injuries to those involved. These injuries can change people's lives for a period of time. This can include being unable to work while they recover. While these accidents can also occur in many different locations, people expect to be safe in certain circumstances. One of these circumstances is while the person is at work. Employees expect that the employer will keep them safe so they can continue to do their job.

Truck driving is a dangerous job for more reasons than you expect

Although it may not seem like it, truck drivers suffer more fatalities than any other occupation in the United States. Tractor-trailer drivers account for one of every six workers killed on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They also are three times more likely to experience non-fatal injuries or illness. Even though 78 percent of fatalities were caused by transportation incidents, it is not the only cause of truck driver injury.

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