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March 2015 Archives

Workplace safety issues in Minnesota

Despite the fact that the overall number of workplace injuries has declined, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicating that there are an average of 3.3 million work-related injuries and illnesses annually compared to double that number 20 years ago, there is still a lot of room for improvements. Although progress has been made in a number of industries in Minnesota and around the country thanks to improved safety regulations and training, many occupations, such as those in the construction and oil industry, can still be fairly dangerous.

Food workers told to treat burn injuries with mustard

Fast food workers in Minnesota may be at a serious risk for burn injuries, according to a nationwide poll conducted by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health. The survey showed that 79 percent of the 1,400 workers who were questioned had suffered from on-the-job burn injuries. About 58 percent of the workers who were polled had been burned more than once.

Workplace injuries causing financial issues

The U.S. Department of Labor has recently released a report stating that workplace injuries and illnesses and a deficient workers' compensation system are contributing to the widening inequality gap between rich and poor Americans. According to the report, the majority of workers in Minnesota and throughout the country never receive adequate compensation for workplace accidents in which they have been injured, and this keeps many hard-working individuals from getting ahead.

Worker killed in Minnesota construction site accident

According to authorities, a 30-year-old construction worker was killed on Feb. 27 at a Rochester construction site when he was struck in the head by a falling object. The man, who was from Utah, was reportedly working underneath a telescoping fork lift at the time of the accident.

The occurrence of nail gun injuries at work

Contractors are able to complete nailing tasks quicker with nail guns than hammers, but accidents can occur. Every year, there are about 37,000 nail gun-related visits to emergency rooms in the United States, 68 percent of which involved workers. This is why Minnesota construction workers need to be aware of the prevalence of nail gun injuries and how they usually happen.