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July 2016 Archives

How outdoor workers can stay safe in extreme heat - II

In our last post, we discussed how those men and women who work outdoors are susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and took a closer look at these two dangerous heat illnesses in order to help these workers better protect themselves.

How outdoor workers can stay safe in extreme heat

Temperatures across much of the U.S. are expected to spike dramatically over the next few days, including here in Colorado. Indeed, the forecast is currently calling for the Denver metropolitan area to see the mercury rise to as high as 96 degrees by Friday.

Can I secure work comp benefits and disability benefits?

If a work-related injury or illness has left you unable to perform the same duties you once did or unable to perform any duties whatsoever, your foremost concern is understandably how you can offset this loss of income and continue to put food on the table.

Understanding what can -- and should -- happen after a work injury - II

In a previous post, we started discussing how in the immediate aftermath of a work-related accident, it can be less than clear to injured workers how exactly they should proceed if they know they will be unable to return to their duties in the near future.

Committed and compassionate advocacy for workers with neck, back injuries

When it comes to on-the-job injuries, many workplaces have an unspoken -- and highly unfortunate -- mentality that in the absence of catastrophic harm, employees should silently endure any significant pain or discomfort. For example, if a worker strains their neck or hurts their back, they will be expected to keep the matter to themselves, get their work done and deal with the injury on their own time.

Some important safety considerations for work in the cleaning sector

According to figures from the U.S. Department of Labor, upwards of 2.3 million people were employed as janitors and building cleaners as recently as 2014, with employment in the field projected to continue growing over the next decade thanks in large part to the growth of healthcare facilities.

Understanding what can -- and should -- happen after a work injury

As we've made abundantly clear on our blog, it's imperative for no one, no matter what job sector they work in or type of work they perform, to believe that they are somehow immune from workplace accidents and injuries. Indeed, just as easily as a warehouse worker can injure their back moving a pallet, so too can an office worker relocating a box of printer paper.

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