It seems that there is no workplace that is perfectly safe. This means that every worker has the potential to sustain an injury while on the job. If you are injured at work, you may be entitled to workers' compensation and should seek the assistance of a legal professional when making a claim. In addition to this, there are organizations out there protecting the rights of workers to do their jobs in safe conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was designed to make sure that employers do not allow their employees to become exposed to unnecessary risks while working.
A recent event at a high-profile construction site underscores the safety that should be taken by employers in Ohio to ensure the protection of their employees. Recently at the site where the World Trade Center is being rebuilt, almost 20 tons of steel fell 40 stories. The construction accident luckily did not cause any injuries, but could have been incredibly damaging to anyone unlucky enough to be in the falling steel's path.
Earlier this month, three workers in Woodville Township, Ohio, were injured after a rebar concrete form they were working on collapsed. The construction accident was serious enough that two of the workers required helicopter transportation to the University of Toledo Medical Center and Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. The third injured worker was hospitalized with less serious injuries after being transported via ambulance.
On January 8, 2009, a plant employee had been working at a John Amos Power Plant owned by American Electric Power Company when a workplace accident changed his life forever. After a long recovery, the worker has chosen to seek relief from the courts and filed suit on January 4, 2011 for the injury that occurred nearly two years ago.
Spider Man is known as a lanky man who can defy gravity, climb walls and complete heroic and unimaginable feats after being bitten by a spider. The producers of a hit Broadway show are quickly being reminded that Spider Man is a fictional character, but the actors and stuntmen that play him are only human beings.
When using strong cleaning chemicals or machines powered by gas or propane, it is important to take safety precautions to prevent injury. The fumes from the equipment and supplies can cause serious injury to those who are using them, and it is important to properly ventilate the area. While most Target retail stores are large open buildings with high ceilings and a lot of space, it is still important to make sure that the area is properly ventilated for workers cleaning the store.
Although the warm weather may not make it seem so, Christmas is just around the corner. Store windows feature rosy cheeked Santas, detailed frosty snowflakes and silver belled ornaments. City officials have begun their own holiday decoration planning. Akron, Ohio officials planned for a blue spruce to adorn the city in their downtown holiday celebration. What they did not plan for was a work-related injury.