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August 2013 Archives

OSHA proposes new rules limit silica exposure

Safety and health regulations play an important part in keeping workers safe, particularly workers who work in high risk professions. For those who work in construction and the fracking industry, which is picking up steam out east, one of the concerns is worker exposure to crystalline silica, which are essentially tiny grains of sand created in the course of working with stone, concrete, mortar and brick.

California listed among states with highest worker injury rates

According to a recent study that looked at data from the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor statistics, California is among the states that have an above average number of workplace injuries involving days of job transfer or restriction. The report highlights not only the variability in injury rates among industries, but also between industries in different states.

Obesity could be greater factor in workers comp cases in CA

Obesity, we all know, is something we struggle with here in the United States. For some people, obesity can be an impediment to a having a more productive work life. In the long-term, obesity can add up for employers in terms of medical expenses and absenteeism. In a California survey back in 2011, roughly 28 percent of 20,000 injured workers considered themselves to be obese.

Power plant demolition results in injuries to bystanders

After a power plant demolition in Bakersfield on Saturday in which one individual was seriously harmed and at least several others hurt, Cal-OSHA and the California Public Utilities Commission are set to conduct investigations into what caused the catastrophe. The former, of course, is responsible for enforcing workplace safety regulations, while the latter has oversight of Pacific Gas and Electric Co., the plant owner.

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