The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tasked with developing rules and regulations aimed at ensuring workplace safety for employees. The U.S. Department of Labor's agency may at times feel it necessary to update existing rules when it feels that the current regulations do not properly protect workers in California or in any other state from risks of workplace injury. Some recently released statistics may have played a role in OSHA's most recent upgrade to its workplace safety rules.
The discovery of electricity revolutionized society forever. However, in order to harness electricity to the capacity in which contemporary society needs, it requires power lines carrying large amounts of electrical current in California or in any other state. Unfortunately, this technological advancement comes with a cost. One of the drawbacks is the potential for injury resulting from electrical shock during industrial accidents.
Workers at a construction site are injured every day due to dangers inherent to the construction industry. Much of this has to do with the heavy machinery that construction workers have to deal with on a daily basis in California or in any other state, which can cause construction workers' accidents. Unfortunately, this is the reason that one worker was killed in a recent construction accident.
In many ways, determining whether one is eligible for workers' compensation benefits is quite simple. If an individual has been injured during the course of employment, that person generally qualifies for workers' compensation, if applicable. However, there are times when it is not quite so clear whether an incident should be considered a workplace injury under the law in California or in any other state where a worker is hurt.