February 2016 Archives

How can I protect myself against electrocution?

When it comes to electrocution, you may face a variety of hazards on job sites, such as electrical parts that are exposed, power tools that do not function properly, power lines and defective wiring. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 9 percent of all construction worker fatalities were the result of electrocution in 2005, which highlights the life-threatening dangers associated with electrical shock. If you work in San Bernardino, or anywhere else in California, there are a number of safety precautions you should keep in mind while on the job.

Reviewing safety hazards in the workplace

From broken bones to a head injury or the loss of life, workplace accidents often carry severe consequences. Furthermore, these accidents have many causes and it is important for employees to familiarize themselves with safety hazards that are present in the workplace. Workers should also recognize some of the risks that may not always receive as much attention in the press, such as repetitive strain injuries. In San Bernardino, and the rest of California, workers who identify various risks in the workplace are more likely to avoid an accident.

Jobsite accident claims California man's life

Although fatal workplace accidents happen in many fields, on-the-job accidents are especially prevalent in the construction industry. In San Bernardino, and across the entire state of California, construction workers face a variety of dangers every time they go to work. While some of these accidents result in minor injuries, others leave workers severely injured or even claim their lives. Furthermore, some are the result of negligence and could have been prevented.

Wrong-site surgery and other surgical errors

According to information published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, there are many factors that contribute to wrong-site surgeries, such as multiple procedures and surgeons, time constraints and uncommon equipment, among others. While it is likely that a significant number of wrong-site surgeries are not reported, the number of wrong-site surgeries reported has increased in recent years as health care organizations have shown more transparency. In San Bernardino, and across California, wrong-site surgery and other surgical errors are a serious problem for some patients and their families.

Workplace accidents and traumatic brain injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries in the United States each year. On average, TBIs result in 52,000 fatalities and 275,000 hospitalizations annually. In San Bernardino, California, and across the nation, people who sustain a traumatic brain injury in a workplace accident may face a wide variety of hardships, such as costly medical expenses, lost productivity and adverse effects associated with TBIs (such as memory problems).

Worker passes away in apparent industrial accident

Each day, hard-working people across the country devote themselves to their job. While working, things sometimes go wrong and an alarming number of people have been involved in workplace accidents in San Bernardino, and across California. Tragically, these accidents often claim lives and cause serious injuries that permanently alter the course of a worker's life. Moreover, these accidents can also have a tremendous impact on the families of workers as well.

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