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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.

Construction jobs come with increasing dangers

Working on Ohio construction sites can be very dangerous. Although it is a much safer industry to work in than it was in the 60s and 70s, there are still a significant number of deaths that occur each year. There has been a slight uptick in the number of fatal accidents and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there were 937 construction-related deaths around the country in 2015.

Avoiding injury as a landscaper

Due to the heat and tools that landscapers use, it can be a dangerous job. Ohio workers in this occupation can easily be hurt by sharp or blunt instruments, and too much time in the sun can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke in extreme cases. The best way to prevent injury or harm at this type of job is to wear appropriate protection and clothing and to be aware of machinery.

Protective eyewear cuts work-related eye injuries by 90 percent

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, approximately 2,000 U.S. workers are treated for job-related eye injuries each day. However, 90 percent of these injuries can be prevented by wearing proper eye protection. In an effort to raise public awareness on the issue, the AAO has launched a workplace eye wellness initiative for the month of March. The campaign encourages workers in Ohio and elsewhere to wear protective eye gear while on the job.

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