The legalization of marijuana in California has led to a new industry. New industries are not immune to workplace accidents. An accident caused by a propane explosion at a company in Santa Cruz caused an employee to be seriously burned.
The construction industry is a tough one, not only because it is impacted by the state of the economy, but also because there are many safety hazards. Each time they report for a shift, construction workers are faced with the possibility of being injured or killed. This risk is increased when construction companies don't provide safe working conditions.
Construction workers are exposed to certain risks as part of their jobs. Extensive safety training and other precautions can serve to reduce the chances of an accident occurring in California. Sadly, accidents still happen and are sometimes fatal. Workers' compensation exists to help with medical care and may also provide benefits in the event of accidental death.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a painful condition affecting the hand and wrist. It is caused by the compression of a nerve that is located in the wrist. The condition causes pain, tingling and numbness in the hand or wrist. Workplace injuries may result from repetitive motion activities.
The holiday season has arrived, and so has flu season. In addition to the sound of holiday music, offices may soon experience the sound of coughing and sneezing. Certain states, including California, have passed laws allowing for paid sick leave. There are many new rules that employers must follow under the new law. These rules, when properly applied, may help prevent the flu from being a widespread workplace illness.