Workers' compensation was founded on the idea that employers owe a duty to injured employees and their families. But now, a lawyer in Texas is helping corporations opt out of the workers' compensation system and write their own rules on how to care for their employees. As can be expected, corporations are not making their employees a priority when they write their own rules.
Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. They are constantly working with heavy machinery at dangerous heights. They are also exposed to electricity, falling objects, and are constantly working with heavy pieces of lumber and other dangerous materials. While there are an abundance of dangers in construction, falls are considered the leading cause of death according to reports by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
Near Santa Clarita, California, nine big rigs were involved in a recent accident on the truck route near the Newhall Pass. According to the local ABC station, the crash happened on the southbound 5 Freeway at the 14 bound Freeway connector. About nine big rigs were involved in the catastrophe, which was made up of two separate crashes near each other. The beginning of the calamity occurred when a dump truck lost control and crashed, causing four big rigs to rear end each other behind the swerving vehicle. As a result of the four massive vehicles crashing through the pass, another three big rigs got into a crash of their own, starting a chain reaction as more and more trucks came up upon the scene of the accident too quickly and collided.
California recently changed Worker's Compensation laws, but this could have a negative impact on those who are injured on the job and are unable to work due to -permanent workplace injuries. According to PR Web, Senate Bill 863 declares that there will be significant changes to California's Workers' Compensation system in the next few years. The bill will reform the system by changing how benefits are calculated for workers. Now, insurance companies will look at whether or not the victim suffered temporary or permanent damage.
It is federal law that your business place is inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on a regular basis in order to ensure that safety standards are being recognized. Recently, the OSHA has been curious to see how much of the safety recognized by an inspector is based on the way that that employee conducts the survey. Studies have shown that OSHA inspections can reduce the amount of injuries in a manufacturing establishment by about 20 percent in some circumstances. Yet this was very dependent on how thorough and strict the inspector who conducts the survey is.