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Is Your Workplace a Haven for Toxic Fumes?

Manufacturing processes often expose workers to toxic fumes in the workplace. For example, vehicle manufacturing and fuel unearthing processes can expose employees to various chemical vapors as a part of their daily work. OSHA requires employers to provide safety training and equipment to workers. OSHA rules and regulations are designed to protect workers from toxic exposures. […]
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Is OSHA Putting Iowa Workers at Risk?

In Iowa, eight workers filed federal complaints against the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) claiming that the agency practiced gross negligence that put workers at risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. The workers represent employees in various industries, including health care, meatpacking, nursing homes, transportation, and others. An Alleged Failure to Protect Workers […]
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AFL-CIO Releases 2021 Workplace Safety Report

Although there’s been progress in reducing work-related injuries and deaths, AFL-CIO’s 2021 workplace safety report has shown that there’s still progress left to make. The introduction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has contributed to safer work environments in the U.S. for the last 50 years, but many workspaces are still far more […]
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Danger on the Loading Dock

Every year, thousands of workers sustain injuries as a result of loading dock accidents. Several types of hazards are commonplace on loading docks, from large loads and congested workspaces to deafening noise levels and large trucks. With so many risks in place, it’s important for employers and employees to practice extra caution and have safety […]
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Quitting Your Job While Your Workers’ Comp Claim Is Pending

Quitting a job with a workers’ comp claim still pending can negatively impact an injured worker’s case. In most cases, it’s best to avoid quitting and seeking new employment soon after filing for workers’ compensation. On the other hand, employers may still need to pay certain benefits regardless of whether the employee stays with the […]
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Iowa Workmans Comp: Who’s Covered and Who’s Not?

While a majority of employees in Iowa may qualify for workers’ compensation coverage in the event of a work-related injury or illness, certain types of employees are excluded. Depending on individuals’ occupations and employment status, they may be unable to receive workers’ comp benefits. The following are some of the types of workers who may […]
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Violence Against Nurses: A Rising Epidemic

Nurses and health care professionals are encountering violence in the workplace more frequently. While workplace violence in healthcare settings is far from a new development, it’s becoming an epidemic among nurses who aren’t always willing to report these incidents. How Prevalent Is Violence Against Nurses? According to a recent study from The Joint Commission, around 75% of […]
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Are You a Veteran Who Suffered Illness After Exposure to Burn Pits?

United States service members stationed at military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan were exposed to burn pits that are linked to cancers and lung and heart conditions. Exposure to Burn Pits Burn pits gained notoriety during wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The term “burn pit” refers to a designated place devoted to open-air combustion of […]
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When OSHA Fails to Respond to Workers’ Safety Complaints

Workers have attempted to sue the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failing to respond to workplace safety complaints. Some of the more recent lawsuits have pertained to failure to provide protection from the COVID-19 pandemic. Submitting a Complaint to OSHA One recent lawsuit against OSHA comes from three meatpacking factory workers at Maid-Rite […]
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