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Workplace safety not to be ignored during grain harvesting season

This is the time of the year for harvesting, and grain bin safety is on the minds of many in Missouri and other states. The 2010 deaths of two teenagers, ages 14 and 19, when they were trapped in a grain bin in a neighboring state serves as a constant reminder of the potential dangers workers are exposed to in these circumstances. One survivor of that incident strives to create awareness of the importance of workplace safety in grain handling.

Eye injuries to workers prevalent in some industries

Eye protection is an integral part of worker safety in many Missouri industries. However, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the construction industry is among the top two on the list of potential eye injuries to workers. These workers are continually at risk of eye injuries caused by foreign objects, such as splinters and nails, chemical exposure, airborne debris, such as dust, radiation and more.

Disregarding safety regulations may be cause worker injuries

Missouri workers in industries such as construction, roofing and tree trimming are invariably exposed to electrical hazards. Employers must comply with the safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Regular training must be provided to ensure workers remain vigilant when working with electricity. Many outdoor jobs take place in springtime, and the Cuivre River Electric Cooperative says company owners must assert safety procedures before tasks commence in order to avoid worker injuries.

Company classified as severe violator after fatal work accident

Too many Missouri workers lose their lives or are severely injured in preventable workplace accidents. Employers must provide work environments that are clear of known hazards. Unfortunately, some company owners choose to disregard the safety regulations that are prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Such negligence may lead to a fatal work accident.

NWRA serious about workplace safety for sanitation workers

In view of the high number of injuries and deaths of workers in the waste removal industry, the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) is pushing state legislators to adopt the Slow Down to Get Around proposal. While some states have already passed such legislation, the association is confident that other states, including Missouri, will soon approve bills that will promote workplace safety for waste removal workers. The association asserts that many lives are lost due to the reckless driving of other motorists.

Workers deserve proper protection against cold stress injuries

Construction workers in Missouri face multiple hazards when working outside during the winter. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes regulations to ensure workplace safety and expects all company owners to act in accordance with the rules. Unfortunately, delays bring about penalties, and expectations of employers often put workers at risk of suffering injuries related to extreme weather conditions.

Workers rely on employers to follow workplace safety regulations

It is not uncommon for Missouri workers in various industries to be concerned about their safety while they are at work. Regardless of their awareness of safety regulations, it is up to company owners to ensure safe workplace surroundings. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to follow the prescribed rules related to workplace safety.

Better workplace safety may avoid workers struck by vehicles

Workplace accidents are likely on the mind of most Missouri workers who spend their day on construction sites. Owners of companies are responsible for maintaining workplace safety according to the strict regulations as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA is emphasizing the importance of preventing workers being struck by vehicles in a campaign that will run through Sept. 2015.

How can workplace injuries in the retail industry be prevented?

Although the hazards may vary, on-the-job injuries occur in any industry in Missouri. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes safety regulations for every type of industry, and an employers' failure to abide by those safety rules may lead to workplace injuries. In addition, OSHA may issue hefty fines for safety violations.

Workplace injuries are a constant threat to field workers

Field workers in Missouri face multiple threats every day, and one of the most dangerous aspects may be the fact that a field worker often has to respond to emergency situations on their own. Workers who have to cope with solo work are known to work for extra long periods in order to complete a job, without realizing the dangers of exhaustion and inadequate rest. Paired with the other injury threats they are faced with, working solo as a field worker creates life-threatening situations, and a comprehensive knowledge of safety regulations is essential to avoid injuries at work.

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