It is pretty well-known that safety is an important thing to pay attention to when it comes to the use of power tools in the workplace. However, a tool doesn't have to be powered to pose safety concerns. Work injury risks can also arise in connection to conventional hand tools.
Work injuries can vary significantly in the kinds of impacts they have on workers. Some injuries have effects that are relatively short-term in nature. Others can have long-term ramifications for workers.
2016 has been a rough year for workers in Nebraska. The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has opened 41 investigations of the safety of workplaces within the state. Of these investigations currently underway, 32 cases resulted in hospitalizations and nine in amputations.
Lifting safety is critical in a workplace, whether the lifting is being done directly by workers or through mechanical means. Accidents involving either of these types of lifting can cause considerable harm to workers.
Whether a given Nebraska worker is covered by the state's workers' comp law impacts what sorts of rights the worker would have in the event that they suffered an injury at work. So, what occupations the state's workers' comp law covers is a very impactful thing.
In many different types of industries, the need to get a worker into an elevated position can arise during a work project. There are a variety of types of devices and equipment that can be used for getting workers to such positions. One is a scissor lift.