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Ohio senate approves bill to protect waste and recycle workers

When residents in Ohio think about dangerous careers, they often think about construction work and mining. However, there are some industries that are concerning in the state, which has sparked interests by legislatures. And with this legislation, it is their hope to reduce the number of fatal accidents among waste and recycling workers.

The dangers of working in a hospital

Hospitals are places where people turn for healing and help when dealing with serious medical issues, but for the individuals who provide these services, hospitals can be quite dangerous. Ohio health care workers face various types of risks and threats to their safety every time they clock in at work. As a hospital worker, if you suffered an injury because of your job, you could have the right to workers' compensation benefits.

Subcontractor crushed and killed in Ohio workplace accident

Workers in Ohio and elsewhere expect to return home when they go to work each workday. However, some industries carry with them the unfortunate reality that a worker could suffer a fatal work injury. This is especially true if an individual works in an industry that poses many risks and dangers. No matter the industry or type of work accident, it is important that the cause of the incident and potential for liability is understood. This could help pave the way for loved ones of the deceased worker to file a legal action for the losses and damages suffered.

Common concerns regarding workplace accidents

Going to work is fairly routine for residents in Ohio. No matter what industry a person works in, he or she is likely aware of any potential concerns, risks or dangers in the work environment. Whether it is at a construction site or in an office building, employees are faced with a wide variety of obvious and hidden dangers. Thus, it is important that employees are aware of their rights in the event of a serious injury suffered in a workplace accident.

What are the most common types of workplace injuries?

Working is a natural part of life for most residents of Ohio. While it is often necessary to work for financial gain, some employees in Ohio work in industries that put them at a higher risk of workplace injuries. Whether it is construction work, working in a factory, working in a mine or dealing with hazardous materials, employees are likely aware of the risks they are faced with. Nonetheless, some employees are injured due to negligence or unsafe conditions in the workplace. Thus, it is important to understand what injuries a worker could suffer and what could be the cause of them.

Helping injured workers recover workers' comp benefits

Every work environment has its advantages and disadvantages. For some employees, this means working in a workplace that is prone to physical risks and dangers. Because some industries are more dangerous than others, employees and employers in Ohio and elsewhere prepare for these factors. Additional training and safety features often reduce the chances of these dangers impacting workers; however, this unfortunately does not prevent all work accidents from occurring. Whether it is due to industry regulation violations, or negligence or recklessness by an employer or another worker, an employee could suffer serious injuries due to a workplace accident.

How OSHA protects workers

Although a focus on labor rights and employee safety has been on the minds of many Americans since the start of the labor rights movement in the early 20th century, it was not until the 1970's when a serious effort was made to protect workers with the founding of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as "OSHA." This helped set industry standards for employee protections, working with both employers and their employees to ensure that every effort is made for a safe working environment.

Dealing with severe head injuries is not easy

One of the most complex systems known to mankind is the human brain. With millions of cells working together to form complex thoughts, memories and creativity, not to mention guiding all movements, voluntary and involuntary, in the human body, it comes as no surprise that this vital organ is well-protected with a thick skull. Unfortunately, the brain is also very fragile and is vulnerable to injury when an impact strikes a person's head.

Immigrant workers at risk of injuries

Accidents can happen at any kind of workplace, to any kind of worker. However, some types of workplaces are more prone than others to the types of accidents that cause serious injury. Most workers in Ohio have legal protections in place to help them if they are injured on the job, but some types of workers lack protections, and some are vulnerable to being pressured out of asserting their rights.