When employers in California are tasked with creating a safe workplace for their employees, this not only includes detecting and removing possible workplace hazards, but also informing employees of them through trainings, labels, alarms and other methods. They should also keep an accurate record of work-related injuries and illnesses, and provide them to workers when needed. However, this is not the end of the matter. Employers have obligations, and employees have certain rights that they can exercise.
Tennis fans are acutely aware of the story of Eugenie Bouchard, a once rising star in the world of Women's Tennis until tragedy struck. Back in 2014, Bouchard was surging. She made numerous semi-finals at major tournaments, and even made the final at Wimbledon, arguably the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.
The construction industry is an integral part of the economy, but it is also the cause of millions of injuries annually. According to the CDC, construction workers experienced 9 percent of the 3.3 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses reported in 2009. Twenty-two percent of the injuries could be attributed to falls, but given the nature of the industry, there are a number of causes for construction site accidents.