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Poultry workers in Missouri face higher risk of on-the-job injury

According to the General Accountability Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, certain industries record a higher percentage of job-related injuries and illnesses. Statistics obtained over the past several years indicate that workers in the poultry processing industry face a higher risk of suffering an on-the-job injury, including those who are employed in Missouri plants. While the poultry industry has taken steps to reduce these risks, there are many factors that continue to play a role in the dangers posed to workers.

Company offers data on most common types of workplace injury

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that an average of one out of every 100 workers will miss time from a job due to a work-related injury. Based on its data, a business security company, CPI, recently published a list of the top eight most common types of workplace injury along with the average number of days missed. While not every accident can be prevented, Missouri employers may be able to enhance workplace safety in order to lessen the likelihood of these often costly incidents.

Tree care workers suffer high risk of on-the-job injury

In general, those who work in blue collar occupations are often considered to possess only average job skills. However, in many of these fields, workers must adapt to a variety of adverse conditions and have sufficient knowledge and experience with handling a variety of equipment in order to avoid the possibility of suffering a serious on\-the\-job injury. Countless laborers throughout Missouri provide a valuable service to consumers and the general public that may go unnoticed until a serious natural disaster occurs.

Social Security disability may be needed at some point in life

According to current statistics, a 20-year-old employee faces a 25 percent chance of being disabled by a work-related injury. While Missouri workers may believe that the process for applying for Social Security Disability is a relatively simple procedure, the federal program requires extensive and thorough information. The agency does have publications available that can help applicants determine what information will be requested.

Workplace design may play a role in workplace injury

Many think that the greatest risk of injury on the job occurs in the higher risk occupations. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, most reports of workplace injury are related to office designs. This type of injury can affect any worker in Missouri who is required to perform any physical activity on the job.

Man suffers serious arm injury in construction accident

Construction work may be a rewarding job when plans are completed and a new structure is ready for use. However, it can also be a dangerous undertaking that can cause significant injuries, such as occurred in another state recently when a man suffered an arm injury. When a Missouri worker is seriously injured on the job, workers' compensation attorneys can provide assistance in these challenging circumstances.

Man with arm injury talks safety for folks Missouri and elsewhere

Readers in Missouri might be interested to learn about a new program that helps teens learn to be safer. The program, led in part by a man who suffered an arm injury while on the job, can help young people who may think that such an accident won't happen to them. The program is spreading to groups where teens are considering vocational careers.

Workers' compensation benefits denied? Help is available

Are you suffering the consequences of a workplace injury in Missouri? If you are not able to return to work for some time, you will naturally be concerned about the mounting medical bills and the lack of income. Your mortgage payment may become due along with other obligations, and then you receive notice that your workers' compensation claim was denied. You will likely find comfort in learning that help is available from the attorneys at Kelly Law Office, P.C. in Liberty.

Threats of workplace injury identified by OSHA inspectors

Business owners in Missouri are legally responsible for the protection of the health and safety of employees. If the Occupational Safety and Health Administration receives complaints about unsafe work environments, the company must allow federal safety inspectors access to the facility. A sheet metal facility that denied OSHA investigators access was recently ordered by a federal court to allow federal inspectors to investigate allegations of safety violations that may lead to workplace injury.

OSHA identifies musculoskeletal workplace injury hazards

One of the primary causes for absences from work nationwide is musculoskeletal injuries. Any employer can avoid a workplace injury that causes such production losses by complying with the safety regulations prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The safety agency recently cited an automotive seat manufacturer in Missouri for safety violations related to health hazards that inspectors identified during a May investigation at the plant.

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