Many teens have their first experience in the workforce at a local restaurant. Restaurants are great learning grounds for dealing with customers and functioning in a hectic, high-pressure environment. While they may not pay a lot, the tips can make it worthwhile.
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) employees who work on and along our state's roads have some of the most dangerous jobs around. That was demonstrated once again last month in Crawford County.
If you've suffered a workplace injury, you may need more than medical treatment. You may need physical therapy. It may be crucial to helping you regain functionality. It can relieve debilitating pain. If you had surgery after your injury, physical therapy may be necessary for your post-operative recovery.
Did you know that the fourth leading cause of workplace-related deaths is assault? That's according to the National Safety Council. "Assault" covers not just physical assault, but all forms of workplace violence, including shootings, stabbings and arson. In 2018, nearly 21,000 injuries from workplace violence were reported. Over 450 people were killed.
If you look at any list of the most common workplace injuries, you'll likely see "contact with objects" near the top. This may sound rather innocuous, but it includes a host of injuries -- many of which can be serious and even fatal.
Many people may not realize it, but jobs in the retail industry can be dangerous. Just because retail employees aren't working on top of buildings, in mines or around hazardous chemicals doesn't mean there isn't the possibility of suffering serious injuries.
Recently released information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) details trends in work-related fatalities in Ohio over roughly the past decade. The good news is that fatal injuries in 2018 — the last year for which data was reported— dropped to 158 from 174 the previous year. By contrast, the numbers nationwide rose in 2018 to 5,250 from 5,147 the prior year.
Mining can be a dangerous job in Ohio. As a result, workers who are employed in this industry should be aware of what steps to take if they have been involved in a workplace accident. Since these workers are oftentimes below ground, use heavy equipment, could face unforeseen risks as they go about their duties, and are involved in a physically and mentally demanding job, accidents happen quite frequently.
For those who work in industrial jobs, freight or other physically demanding positions, the risk of injury at work is significantly higher. That's why safety regulations are training are more readily available and implemented in hopes of preventing any workplace injury or death. Sadly, a man at work on a lift in Ohio fell from the lift and passed away.
It is important to remember that not all injuries in the workplace involve heavy machinery or repetitive stress injuries. For example, a workplace accident occurred at the Addipel resin pellits facility in Elyria, Ohio, in which a worker suffered burn injuries following a chemical mixing incident. Workers were mixing several chemicals, including crodamide, akawax-c powder, cellcom-obsh and vicrom. The chemical mixture reacted, causing the worker to be burned.