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Hazardous chemicals may be present when repairing water pipes

Ohio construction workers are often required to work around heavy or dangerous materials, especially if their work involves repairing the infrastructure. However, a water pipe repair method that was traditionally believed to be safe may actually involve hazardous chemicals.

Hazards faced by workers in confined spaces

Construction workers and repair technicians in Ohio sometimes need to enter tight spaces that could be exposed to dangers like electrical wires or high temperatures. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published guidance to help employers recognize confined spaces and evaluate their possible threats before workers enter them.

Construction companies designing better safety helmets

Construction companies in Ohio and nationwide are exploring better safety helmet designs to protect workers from fatal head injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration mandates that all workers at risk of an on-the-job head injury must wear protective helmets.

Nuclear laboratory problems shine light on safety concerns

Observers in Ohio and around the country have expressed serious concern about the safety of the nation's nuclear facilities. Reports of safety violations and lapses at one of the country's leading nuclear research laboratories have sparked sharp criticism, emphasizing the importance of safety for the lab's workers and the surrounding environment.

Health concerns in Tesla factory

Tesla has set extremely ambitious production goals for its electric vehicles, and the company is under increasing pressure to meet them. This pressure has been transferred to workers at one of its factories. The situation developing at Tesla is a reminder to employees and employers in Ohio that ambitious business goals don't negate the need for proper workplace safety and support.

Many manufacturing settings face combustible dust risks

From plastic recyclers to mills, many types of manufacturing facilities in Ohio create dust during operations. Unfortunately, the build up of fine particles creates a fire risk. A 2012 report by the Combustible Dust Policy Institute showed that over 500 dust-related fires and explosions occurred across multiple industries in 2011. In addition, researchers suspect that employers fail to report many dust fires.

Riskiest jobs include poultry processing

Ohio workers who are curious about how the safety of their jobs ranks among others may be interested in a report from the National Employment Law Project. An evaluation of data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration shows that based on reported severe injuries from January 2015 to September 2016, workers employed in the chicken and meat processing industry are at a high risk of incurring them.

OSHA campaign aims to promote worker safety

Ohio construction industry workers may be vulnerable to injuries or death because of falls. To raise awareness about this issue, OSHA started the National Safety Stand-Down Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction. In 2017, the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down takes place between May 8 and May 12. The goal is for employers to engage employees in dialogue regarding fall safety and take a look at their own fall protection systems.

Confined spaces lead to work injuries

Ohio workers and their employers should be aware of information surrounding workplace injuries caused by confined spaces. Despite attempts to decrease the risk of injury and death due to these types of accidents, they are a still a common hazard in many types of workplaces. Both employers and employees can mitigate this risk by being informed of current regulations and taking extra precautions.

Battling drug addiction of injured workers

There are many Ohio workers who have been injured on the job and who are battling addiction to drugs that have been prescribed for their pain. Workers' compensation programs are taking steps to provide the assistance they require to overcome their addictions and are working to stop the excessive prescription of painkillers. The injured workers are usually prescribed powerful opioids, such as Vicodin and OxyContin.

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