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August 2014 Archives

Preventing workplace injuries and heat-related illness

Workplace injuries come in many forms, and during the hot months of the year, these injuries can be related to the extreme heat that is seen in many parts of the country. For California workers who are exposed to the heat during work hours, it is vitally important to know how to stay safe to prevent heat-related illness. Workplace injuries of this kind can be prevented by safety practices that should be implemented by employers.

Construction workers injured on the job after hotel fire

Several California firefighters were injured on the job after a large fire at a landmark hotel in San Fransisco. The hotel was undergoing construction and renovation when it caught fire. Cal/OSHA is investigating the fire after seven construction workers were injured on the job and sent to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.

Man injured on the job from falling object at high-rise site

Workers in the construction industry are in danger of hazards coming from all different directions. These risks can even come from above in the event that a heavy object falls onto a person in a construction accident in California or any other state. One worker experienced this recently when he was injured on the job after something fell on top of him.

On-the-job injury still an issue at California warehouse

In 2012, the California division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration received a complaint about hazardous working conditions at one of the country's largest cross-docking facilities. When Cal/OSHA conducted an inspection of the operation, investigators found several violations that could easily lead to an on-the-job injury. The company, National Distribution Center LP -- which does business at this location as NFI -- appealed the citations, and a settlement was reached.

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