Farm Machinery Can Cause Potentially Dangerous Vibrations

Workers on farms in Connecticut may be at risk of serious workplace injuries and accidents. Farm work often involves large, complex machinery that can pose a significant risk of an acute injury. However, other types of injuries can develop over time due to repetitive exposure to certain types of physical stress. According to a study … Read moreFarm Machinery Can Cause Potentially Dangerous Vibrations

Most Common Ladder-Related Accidents

The American Ladder Institute designated March 2019 as National Ladder Safety Month as a way to spread the awareness of how ladders play a role in so many workplace accidents. Not just workers but everyone in Connecticut should know that more than 300 people die every year in ladder-related accidents, and there are a few … Read moreMost Common Ladder-Related Accidents

NIOSH: Tow Truck Drivers See High Injury, Fatality Rates

The risk for an on-the-job fatality is nearly 15 times greater for those in the motor vehicle towing industry than for those in any other private industry. This is according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which released a report on the issue after analyzing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. … Read moreNIOSH: Tow Truck Drivers See High Injury, Fatality Rates

Temporary Workers’ Safety At Risk

Temporary workers in Connecticut may be exceptionally vulnerable to workplace safety violations and unsafe practices. Across the country, an increasing number of workers are considered contractors or temps rather than full-time or even part-time employees. This change in how labor is done often makes it easier for companies to dismiss workers and avoid obligations to … Read moreTemporary Workers’ Safety At Risk

What To Know About Eye Protection At Work

According to PreventBlindness.org, approximately 2,000 people incur eye injuries on the job each day. One in 10 of these result in lost time from work. In addition, 10 to 20 percent of all work-related injuries in Connecticut and the rest of the U.S. result in temporary or permanent vision loss. Employers are encouraged to find … Read moreWhat To Know About Eye Protection At Work

Workplace Safety For Employees

Workplace safety should be a concern of every worker in Connecticut. Having a safe working environment is a shared responsibility that depends on both management and workers communicating about and following safety standards. One tip for remaining safe in the workplace is to be aware of the unique hazards of a workplace or job. Once … Read moreWorkplace Safety For Employees

How Truck Drivers May Reduce Shoulder Injury

Some truck drivers in Connecticut may be in danger of shoulder injuries when they are raising or lifting trailers. However, researchers from North Carolina State University and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries have looked at driver technique and concluded that positioning may significantly reduce the likelihood of damage. The study appeared in … Read moreHow Truck Drivers May Reduce Shoulder Injury

Workplace Fatalities Were Down In 2017

The numbers are in, and they spell good news for Connecticut workers. After years of steady increases, the number of work-related fatalities fell nationwide in 2017. However, the 2017 numbers were still noticeably higher than the 14-year low set in 2009. According to data collected by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were … Read moreWorkplace Fatalities Were Down In 2017

Workplace Fatalities Decline Overall In 2017

Connecticut employees may be relieved to hear that workplace fatalities declined across the country in 2017, with 43 fewer workers losing their lives on the job than in the previous year. These statistics were released by the national Bureau of Labor Statistics as part of its annual National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Along with … Read moreWorkplace Fatalities Decline Overall In 2017

Protecting Outdoor Workers During The Winter

All employers in Connecticut have a general duty to protect their employees from occupational hazards, including cold weather, ice, snow and wind. During the winter, employers will want to make sure everyone is properly trained, especially those who remove snow or ice from rooftops and decks. Most of the hazards are not technical in nature, … Read moreProtecting Outdoor Workers During The Winter