May 2013 Archives

Meditation treatment for on-the-job back injuries

California readers might not be surprised to learn that back injuries are the most common type of on-the-job injury sustained by California workers. Sometimes, the injury sustained is due to a pulled muscle, which might heal after rest. Other workplace back injuries, unfortunately, are more elusive.

New technology offers hope for workplace spinal injuries

Chances are that many California readers might still associate a spinal injury with partial, if not complete paralysis. Although a spinal injury might be extremely unlikely in an office environment, there are workplaces where such an injury might be a possibility. Unsafe construction sites, falls from malfunctioning or unsecured scaffolding, and factories are examples of sites where a workplace injury might result in damage to the spinal cord.

OSHA inspects temporary staffing agencies, workers

In California, many different workers may at some point in their lives apply with a temporary staffing agency. Individuals in post-secondary or vocational training may desire extra income, but find their schedules only allow for short-term work assignments. Performing artists may find temp work allows them to maintain their audition schedules until they land their big break. Parents with young children may also enjoy the flexibility and freedom that a temporary placement can provide.

Recovery time may exceed workers' compensation term limits

Readers of this blog know that most California employers are required to comply with workplace safety regulations applicable to their industry, as set by the state's Division of Occupational Safety and Health. Most employers also carry workers' compensation insurance policies, to protect against liability in the event of a worker receiving an on-the-job injury.

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