Summer is here and if June has been an example of how the temperatures will go, it is likely to be a hot one in California. While no one can prevent a workplace illness from ever happening, it is possible to reduce the chances of being afflicted with a heat-related malady. Being aware of the symptoms can help lessen the risk of getting an illness brought about by excessive heat exposure.
Workplace accidents and injuries are a reality of life in California. Accidents happen and cannot always be prevented, that's why they're called accidents. That said, if safety rules are not followed to the letter at a worksite, tragic workplace injuries can result. Such was the case in a deadly accident in Rancho Santa Margarita.
Summer time is a time of family vacation and fun in California. Vacation frequently means staying in a hotel. Hotel stays are a welcome part of the vacation in that part of the experience is enjoying a break from such mundane tasks as making the bed and cleaning the bathroom. The hotel staffs take care of that task not just for one family, but for all families staying in the hotel. Unfortunately, hotel housekeepers are more prone to workplace injuries than other workers in the hospitality industry.
Contract workers are becoming more common in the California workplace. They are not just working in offices but are also being used in manufacturing settings. When contract workers suffer workplace injuries, who bears the responsibility? Is it the responsibility of the contractor's employer or the location where the employee is contracted? Such is the question in a recent California case.
When a person takes a full-time job, there are certain benefits that go along with it. One benefit that most employers are required to provide is workers' compensation insurance. Workers' compensation in California provides benefits to the employee in the event of an injury that occurs on the job.
When the calendar turns from April to May in California, temperatures start to increase. This brings with it an increase in outdoor activities such as going to ball games, the beach and other enjoyable outdoor events. Unfortunately, increased temperatures can also bring increased risks of workplace illness or injury to people on the job.
Working in construction, manufacturing or mining in California can be very satisfying work. It also brings with it the risk of injury. However, people engaged in such industries would like to believe that their employers have concern for their safety and exercise certain precautions in order to protect their employees from workplace accidents.
Any form of bullying is never acceptable in the California workplace. Whether it's psychological or physical, workplace bullying and harassment has the potential to create long-term health problems, from mental illness such as depression and anxiety, to physical problems if you have been assaulted or attacked.