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January 2016 Archives

Workplace injuries: Report highlights hydrocarbon exposure risks

Georgia workers have the right to safe workplace environments, and the ideal situation would be for workers to be confident in their employers' commitment to worker safety. One industry in which too many lives have been lost is the oil and gas industry. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report indicates that nine fatalities resulted from hydrocarbon exposure from January 2010 through March 2015. This is of great concern because such workplace injuries are preventable.

Car strikes 2 work zone construction workers -- 1 dead, 1 injured

The safety of workers in construction zones on Georgia roads will always be cause for concern. In addition to the hazards posed by the type of work they do and the hazardous equipment they use, construction workers have to keep a constant lookout for negligent drivers. A fatal construction zone incident recently occurred on an Interstate highway in another state.

Georgia forklift operator dies in tragic workplace accident

One of the major hazards that Georgia workers are exposed to is forklifts. According to the safety regulations as prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, employers must ensure forklift operators are qualified. Any areas on a worksite that pose hazards for the use of forklifts must be identified and avoided or properly addressed in order to prevent a workplace accident.

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