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One state defines injury prevention, workplace safety for hotels

Several years ago, union members for hotel housekeepers requested that the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health define standards for injury prevention. In response to that request, the agency recently released recommendations that are hoped will increase workplace safety for this class of employees. While Missouri has not yet followed suit, workers here could benefit from similar regulations.

Man dies of injuries suffered while on the job

Certain occupations carry a higher risk of serious injury due in part to the working environment. Those who are engaged in road repair and construction face both the elements and danger from motorists. There are many Missouri residents who have suffered serious injuries while simply carrying out the duties required for their jobs.

OSHA levies fines after father, son killed at sewage lift station

There are some occupations that carry more risk and thus require more safety measures and training than others. Though most employers in Missouri take proactive measures to protect the well-being of workers, not every company is as diligent. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for overseeing workplace safety and issues fines to companies across the country that violate safety protocols.

OSHA decides to reduce fines and penalities against grain company

In 2011, a serious explosion took the lives of six workers at a grain storage facility. Recently, OSHA released a report that revealed that hefty fines and citations had been significantly reduced and modified. Bartlett Grain, which has facilities in Missouri, has stated its intentions to improve working conditions at all of its locations.

There are simple steps that can help boost workplace safety

The changing seasons can play a major role in the well-being of workers in a variety of occupations. In spite of the advent of winter weather conditions, there are proactive steps employers can take to promote workplace safety. Though Missouri is not known for excessively severe winters, taking extra precautions can help ensure a safe day on the job.

Workers file lawsuit alleging workplace safety violations

The majority of companies take the health and safety of their workers as one of their top priorities. Unfortunately, situations arise, and the well-being of employees can be endangered when workplace safety is not assured. Many Missouri residents have suffered an illness or injury caused by unsafe working conditions.

Manufacturing plant facing citations and fines for violations

Those who work in the manufacturing field may face a number of hazards in the course of their daily duties. The majority of employers take precautions to ensure the safety of all employers and seek to train those workers in the proper procedures to operate all machinery. In spite of these efforts, a serious incident may result in a company facing citations and fines. Unfortunately, as many Missouri workers have experienced, no citation or fine can repair the harm an employee may have suffered.

Company facing multiple violations; fines after OSHA inspection

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a federal agency tasked with ensuring that employees are not exposed to hazardous conditions on the job. Unfortunately, OSHA cannot prevent every work-related injury or illness. If an accident does occur, Missouri workers are entitled to file a claim for benefits with the workers' compensation program.

Little-known danger poses threat to workplace safety for many

In Feb. 2016, a manufacturing plant employee worked on a lathe as part of his normal duties. Unbeknown to him, the events that followed would change his life forever. He encountered a danger that lurks in many manufacturing plants throughout the nation -- including here in Missouri -- and poses a serious threat to workplace safety for countless employees.

OSHA conducting investigation after fatal accident at company

Any time one works around heavy machinery, there is a danger of suffering a serious work accident, even though most companies have safeguards in place to protect employees. When an accident does occur, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is likely to conduct an investigation to determine what went wrong. In Missouri and elsewhere, workers are still injured on the job through no fault of their own.

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