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Workplace injuries can be avoided with lockout/tagout systems

Employers in Georgia are responsible for ensuring the safety of their employees. Companies are required to have proper lockout systems in place wherever there mechanical or electrical equipment is in use. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has identified inadequate lockout or tagout systems as one of the primary causes of workplace injuries.

Workplace injuries by lead and copper can also affect loved ones

Georgia workers have the right to be protected against workplace hazards, and these hazards include exposure to toxic fumes. When employers fail to provide adequate protection, workers have the right to file a complaint with authorities. Such claims will be evaluated and may lead to an inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A metal recycling plant in another state recently received several citations after OSHA acted upon a complaint about unsafe working conditions that posed threats of workplace injuries.

Georgia company cited for failure to prevent workplace injuries

Rather than waiting for a severe injury or death of a worker to occur in the Georgia auto parts industry, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is carrying out inspections as part of a regional program. Its aim is to identify safety violations that might cause workplace injuries or fatalities. A recent inspection at Nissin Brake Georgia Inc. resulted in multiple citations for workplace safety violations.

Potential workplace injuries hazards present at Budweiser plant

As part of its quest to ensure the safety of workers, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently conducted an inspection at a brewery of Anheuser-Busch Cos. LLC, the makers of beverages including Budweiser, in another state. The company’s brewery in Cartersville, Georgia, received citations in 2010, and this most recent investigation found similar violations. Employers in all industry fields have a responsibility to protect employees from workplace injuries by practicing workplace safety to meet the required standards.

Study shows ladder falls cause most Georgia workplace injuries

Studies have shown that workers falling from ladders number among the most common on-the-job accidents. Georgia workers and their families often suffer hardships after such falls and their earning capacity may never fully recover as the result of the injuries sustained. While the fall itself is naturally scary, this is followed by the painful impact and the realization that the workplace injuries may be severe enough to affect the remainder of their lives.

On-the-job accident risk exposed in Georgia plant

Every employee has the right to work in a safe environment. Federal laws have been enacted that set and enforce standards for protecting the health and safety of all workers. A recent investigation of a plant in Georgia has exposed flaws in the company's safety procedures that could put its employees at risk for an on-the-job accident.

On-the-job accident kills film crew member in Georgia

Things went terribly wrong recently for a film crew working on a movie in Georgia. One person was killed and several others injured in a horrific on-the-job accident during filming. As investigators sort through the evidence, one family is grieving the unexpected loss of their loved one.

Georgia grant could reduce risk of an on-the-job accident

Under the laws put into place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers are required to provide a safe working environment for their employees. Reducing the risk of an on-the-job accident is something taken very seriously by both federal and state agencies. A city in Georgia has recently been given a grant geared toward providing increased safety for its employees.

NIOSH provides updated recommendations for nano-materials

When we think of the many products we use these days, such as microwave popcorn, makeup and sunscreen and computers, we may not give much thought to how the materials are produced. Specifically, we may not be cognizant of the nano-materials that are used in creating these products. Nevertheless, an increasing number of things include nano-materials; including food storage products, clothing, and various coatings (i.e. paints and sealants).

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