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May 2019 Archives

Summer construction hazards: The right clothing is crucial

Summer is the busiest and the most dangerous time of the year for construction workers in California. Many contractors push their crews to the limits under the hot temperatures. Negligent drivers put workers at risk. It’s the prime time of the year to review safety precautions, but some employers push it to the side just to get a head start on projects.

Violence at work threatens psychiatric health care workers

A study regarding the frequency of assaults on the nursing staff at John George Psychiatric Hospital in California has raised concern among authorities and personnel. The union that represents health care workers at the facility is renewing the call for safer work environments following publication of the new data released by the public hospital authority that handles the management of the facility. The study covered incidents involving assaults on staff members from May 2018 through the end of April 2019.

Workers' compensation: Young workers are not invincible

Thousands of teenagers in California are likely looking forward to their summer jobs. Employers who take on young workers will probably be aware that many of them enter the workforce feeling invincible. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health requires business owners to provide adequate safety training and information about workers' compensation eligibility.

The hazards cancer drugs pose to pregnant health care workers

Safety authorities expressed concern about the results of a study done by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Analyzed data shows that a significant percentage of pregnant health care workers fail to protect themselves and their unborn babies against the hazards posed by powerful cancer drugs. Over 40,000 nurses in North America, including California, participated in the research.

Shortcuts put the lives of construction workers on the line

Following the tragic loss of lives after a crane collapse in another state, concern was raised about safety issues nationwide. One individual has more than 40 years of experience in the industry, including some years working as a crane operator and technician. He was certified as an inspector by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health and also by the safety authorities of the state in which the recent collapse claimed the lives of construction workers.

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