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Workplace Injuries Archives

Healthcare workers face on the job violence

People who do not work in the medical field might not expect some of the hazards nurses are exposed to while on the job. Nurses in Louisiana hospitals sometimes experience back strains from lifting patients and other similar work-related injuries, but the biggest danger workers in this field face is violence, primarily from patients.

Safety issues at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Louisiana residents may be shocked to learn that a Department of Energy facility that manufactures plutonium cores for use in nuclear weapons has been accused of reckless and potentially catastrophic safety violations. The Center for Public Integrity studied a raft of documents including several internal reports and came to the conclusion that the concerns of federal prosecutors have been ignored and both workers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and members of the public have been placed in danger.

Hazard alert issued for oil and gas industry

Louisiana workers in the oil and gas sector may benefit from learning about a hazard alert that has been issued. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Service Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety Network and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health united to issue the hazard alert to help prevent deaths caused by the ignition of vapors emitted by vehicles and motorized machinery in that industry.

How to protect workers from silica dust

Each year, over 7,300 construction workers in the United States are impacted by a condition called silicosis. Those who work in Louisiana or elsewhere in the country may be interested to know that there is little awareness of the condition among the general public. Workers develop symptoms by inhaling silica dust, and inhaling the dust may also lead to other respiratory issues such as bronchitis.

Report shows that 150 workers die every day

Although unions attempt to ensure that workplaces are safe, Louisiana employees may be interested to learn that, in 2015, it was estimated that 150 workers across the nation died every single day. The fatalities were caused by both work-related injuries and illnesses.

Confined spaces are a common workplace hazard

Confined spaces like silos, septic tanks, vats and utility vaults can be found in many workplaces in Louisiana and around the country. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a confined space is an area that is not designed for continuous use but is large enough for a worker to enter. Confined spaces are considered particularly dangerous because they offer limited means of escape in an emergency.

Ladder safety tips for Louisiana workers

Stepladders may seem like an innocuous tool, but they can cause significant injuries if people aren't careful when using them. To ensure that people aren't putting themselves at risk when using ladders, the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety has created a list of safety tips.

How to handle your injury and workers' compensation claim

If you recently suffered an injury at work, you're probably in the process of filing a claim for workers' compensation. It can be a complicated and drawn out process. However, you shouldn't give up or get frustrated. It may very well be in your best interests to speak with an experienced Louisiana workers' compensation attorney.

Workplace hazards claim lives at grain processing facilities

A great deal of effort goes into putting bread on the tables of Louisiana families, and the workers in grain silos face deadly risks on the job. An annual Purdue University survey noted an increase in deaths in 2016 among workers in grain silos. According to the survey, 29 entrapment incidents, which involve a worker being caught or buried in grain, happened in 2016, and 18 people died. This represented an increase from 2015 when entrapment caused 14 fatalities.