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January 2015 Archives

Hearing loss on the job

As some residents of California may know, of the number of occupational health problems related to work in the Manufacturing Sector, hearing loss is the most common. According to a recent survey, only severe hearing loss was considered to be statistically significant, and the number of hearing impaired individuals due to work-related issues may be considerably higher if lower levels of impairment were considered.

Fatal Construction Site Accident Kills One

News reports that a construction worker was killed at a Reno construction site Wednesday morning.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well Reno police are investigating the factors that led up to this fatal incident.  Initial reports reveal that a worker wearing a safety vest was hit and run over by a driver operating a construction loader.

Fall injuries in California workplaces

Many people are seriously injured or killed in workplace fall injuries every year. These injuries occur across industry types, with the highest number of fatalities coming from the construction industry. Health services, wholesale and retail workers together comprised the greatest number of nonfatal fall injuries while at work.

Construction Industry Ranked Highest In Number of Fatalities

While most people recognize that construction sites pose many workplace risks, many do not realize just how dangerous the construction industry is.  In fact, the construction industry has the highest fatality rate of any industry in the United States.  This translates into almost 800 deaths per year, 100 more than the next most dangerous industry - transportation.   Within the construction industry itself, general construction workers are at greatest risk for on the job injuries and fatalities. 

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