workplace injuries Archives

What should go into a fire safety plan?

Texas office workers must be protected by their employers at all costs. One aspect of this is create a solid fire safety plan to ensure all personnel knows the proper procedures in the event of a legitimate emergency. While plans are bound to differ from workplace to workplace, Travelers offers a few tips on what should be included in most plans.

What if an injury prevents you from working?

Employees in Texas who are injured on the job have a number of concerns, and the top of the list usually relates to paying bills, especially if is an injury that prevents them from working for a long time. To help out those who have a disability due to a workplace injury, the government has a social security program that can help for a certain amount of time. 

How Can I Prevent Blindness at My Place of Work?

In some Texas workplaces the risk of eye injuries is severe, especially manufacturing and machining plants. Not only can an eye injury impact a worker’s ability to earn a living, it can also result in permanent vision loss in some cases. Accordingly, it’s important for employers to take steps to prevent eye injuries, and PreventBlindness.org offers tips on how you can do just that.

Fracking poses danger of benzene exposure

Fracking in Texas may be at the heart of an increased number of earthquakes over the past decade, but that’s not the only danger of this relatively new form of oil extraction. For workers in the oil and gas industry, benzene exposure poses a health risk whose long-term effects are serious and may even be deadly.

Workplace accidents and traumatic brain damage

Work injuries are common in many different industries in Texas and throughout the U.S. One of the most prevalent workplace injuries involves traumatic brain damage, which can cause permanent damage in some cases. Traumatic brain injuries occur when workers are hit by falling objects, fall from a height or are smashed by a piece of equipment. Any type of sharp blow to the head may cause the soft tissue of the brain to hit against the hard bone of the skull, causing bleeding, bruising and inflammation. While some people show instant symptoms of brain damage, other cases may take days or even weeks to present themselves.

What can you do to reduce your chances of getting hurt at work?

Whether your job is working construction or answering phones at a doctor's office, you are subject to risks each day when you leave for your job in Texas. While certain jobs put you in a much more vulnerable position than others, every occupation has its own unique list of potential hazards to your health. Fortunately, there are proactive steps that you can be taking each day in an effort to keep yourself safe and productive while at work. 

Can I get worker's comp for a wrist injury?

On-the-job injuries in Texas are typically associated with a one-time event. It could be a warehouse worker who cuts himself while opening shipments, a mailroom employee who strains her back lifting heavy boxes or administrative workers who suffer a burn in the breakroom. But it’s not always a single event; sometimes the injury develops from minor but repetitive movements completed over a period of time. These are known as repetitive stress injuries which may be diagnosed as tendonitis, bursitis or carpal tunnel syndrome.

Understanding workers' compensation after an accident

A workplace injury can appear as a far off, benign problem until it becomes a firsthand experience. Depending on the seriousness of the injury, such mishaps can result in months -- and even years -- away from a job. Most Texans do not stop to muse upon the issues that can unfold after an accident at work. How will monthly bills be paid? Will the next doctor visit give a timeframe in which work can begin again? What will the family do for basic necessities in this required healing time? All of these questions are common after an injury on the job.

Examining the extent of workplace falls

For those who are of a working age in San Antonio, falls may be the last thing they view as being a threat to their safety at work. Except for those whose jobs force them to work from heights, most professionals likely believe that only children or the elderly are at risk of being injured in a fall. These people may be shocked to learn just how devastating a seemingly innocuous ground-level fall may be, and how great of a toll such accidents take on the American workforce every year. 

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