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.
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.
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.
An employee at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport concerned about staffing and snow removal efforts found himself out of his longtime management position.