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Work Related Injury

Any injury, disease or other affliction contracted from working or the working environment is a work related injury.  Common work related injuries include, falls, cuts, eye damage, crushing injuries, lung contamination, broken bones and skin injuries.  Injuries are often caused by the malfunction or misuse of machinery, vehicles and tools; and inadequate safety clothing or training when using hazardous chemicals or materials.

A work area may contain any number of hazards for the worker.  Employees can be in the proximity of, or working with electricity, high pressure or hot gases or liquids, poisonous gases or liquids, other toxic materials, dangerous machinery, weakened structures, flammable gases or liquids, dangerous tools or in dangerous environments such as hazardous spills areas.

Some serious conditions that can result from work place environments include:

  • Mesothelioma or asbestosis caused from working with or near asbestos
     
  • Silicosis caused from working in a dusty environment
     
  • Caisson disease caused by working in a high air pressure environment
     
  • Air embolism caused by compressed air entering skin cuts

Under the federal OSHA law, employers must take certain precautions to protect and prevent workers from becoming injured on the job.  However, no amount of prevention or protection can eliminate all work related injuries.

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Report: Mississippi Workers Are Dying On The Job At One Of The Common Dreams
Jackson Clarion Ledger Report: Mississippi Workers Are Dying on the Job at One of the Common Dreams GREENVILLE, Miss Workers in Mississippi suffer high numbers of severe work related injuries, and they face one of the highest workplace fatality rates in the nation, yet the government systems that are supposed to protect these injured workers are Mississippi workers killed on the job twice as often: ReportJackson Clarion Ledger all 2 news articles raquo

Injury, Illness Reporting Accuracy Key As Electronic Deadline Nears Busines...
Injury, illness reporting accuracy key as electronic deadline nears Business Insurance Employers should pay careful attention to their U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration injury and illness logs to ensure they are accurately recording safety incidents, particularly in light of an upcoming deadline for certain employers to and more raquo

Insult And Injury A Real Christmas Nightmare Newcastle Herald Newcastle Herald
Newcastle Herald Insult and injury a real Christmas nightmare Newcastle Herald Newcastle Herald By Christmas, about 4500 injured workers in NSW will have had their workers compensation payments cut off. and more raquo

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian Injures Left Shoulder In Loss To Colts ESPN
ESPN Broncos QB Trevor Siemian injures left shoulder in loss to Colts ESPN Siemian, who had a sling around his arm and shoulder, said he doesn39t believe Thursday39s injury was related to the one from 2016. quotIt39s not the same thing, I don39t think, so dodged a bullet on that end,3939 Siemian said. quotWe39ll see.3939 Thursday was and more raquo

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