Workplace Fatalities on the Rise in Texas

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported that there were 102 work related deaths in Texas in 2016. Many of the reported deaths were a consequence of unsafe work environment and lack of sufficient training of workers in the construction industry. Texas’ booming economy has created a lot of jobs in the construction, trucking and oil and gas industries, however, at the same time the inadequate protection given to workers on the job has made Texas the leading state in worker fatalities in the country. Texas is the only state in the US that does not legally require a private…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Industrial Accidents

Accidents that take place in the workplace are nearly always dangerous, given the environment and type of work these individuals are doing. Many industrial accidents occur on construction worksites and result in serious, life-threatening injuries. Because worker’s compensation laws vary from state to state and are so complicated, it is important you take the time to understand your employer’s worker’s comp policy. In doing so, you will be better prepared, should you sustain a serious workplace injury. Individuals who work in oil refineries, chemical plants, and other factories are exposed to the risk of serious injury or death every single…

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Understanding the Different Types of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment is unfortunately common in today’s society, especially in the workplace. Many people do not realize this, but sexual harassment comes in numerous shapes and sizes and is often disguised, making it difficult for victims to decide whether or not they have a lawsuit on their hands. Sexual harassment in the workplace reaches far and beyond the old “sleep with me for a promotion”-type behavior. Anything from tasteless jokes to supposedly funny memes and emails to inappropriate touching or leering can be considered sexual harassment. While in some cases, sexual harassment is blatant and outlandish, in other instances, it…

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Understanding Common Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Accidents occur every single day in various environments all across the United States. One of the most common types of accidents that we see are those that happen in the workplace or on a job site. Depending on your line of business, the workplace can be extremely dangerous, which is why it is absolutely imperative that your employer follows proper safety precautions and has guidelines in place to keep you safe and healthy. Whether you work on a construction site, in a warehouse or hospital, on a cruise ship, or in an office, accidents can happen as a result of…

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Steps to Take Following A Workplace Accident

Accidents occur every single day in a wide range of settings and result in numerous different injuries, both serious and minor. One of the most common types of accidents that we see today are those that take place at a worksite. When a worker is injured on the job it can be stressful for the victim, his or her family members, and the employer. Workplace injuries are often some of the most serious due to the nature of these types of accident. If someone sustains an injury on a construction site, for example, chances are he or she will be…

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Poisonous but Perfect Nails: Peek into an Unsafe Enviroment

The world of cosmetology seems like it’s all about making you look beautiful from head to toe but it can have adverse, life changing effects on people working in the industry. Manicurists have been particularly affected. Many have reported to have serious medical problems after working in the nail and beauty industry for an extensive period of time. Although there isn’t substantial evidence to show what chemicals are causing the health problems; many studies have confirmed elevated levels of skin and respiratory issues in nail salon workers. The Dangerous World of Nail Products: Exposure and contaminants Formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate and…

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