Construction work can be dangerous in California. That is one reason organizations such as the California Occupational Health and Safety Administration (Cal/OSHA) exist. While construction work anywhere presents certain risks, working in a tunnel with large equipment can be particularly dangerous and the risk of workplace accidents is an ever-present danger. The margin for error is reduced by the relatively tight space, and being properly trained in safety measures is critical for one's safety.
People maintain their vehicles in an attempt to ensure that they are safe to drive. Major parts of a vehicle, such as the brakes, are checked frequently to ensure that they will work properly when needed. Heavy equipment that is used in agriculture also requires maintenance and monitoring to ensure that it remains safe and performs as intended in order to avoid workplace accidents. A recent equipment failure resulted in the death of a worker in California.
Utility workers in California strive every day to maintain the power grid that provides power to people in the state. The troubleshooters in particular face dangers every day in responding to problems with transformers, power lines and other components of the system. Dealing with such dangers can result in workplace accidents.
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.
Tesla has been the subject of many questions regarding accurate reporting of employee injuries. The question has cropped up again as reports of possibly artificially low numbers are being reported by Tesla's on-site health clinic. The possibility of workplace accidents being under-reported came to light in a recent article about Tesla's in-house clinic in Fremont, California.
Construction workers in California face numerous risks on the job on a daily basis. Safety training and safety precautions are both used to attempt to limit the chance of an accident. If safety training is absent or inadequate, workplace accidents can be the unfortunate result.
Construction work by its very nature is a risky occupation in California. Increased safety awareness can help protect workers in a construction environment. Even with precautions and safety procedures in place, workplace accidents can still occur on construction sites. One such accident occurred near Fremont.
Industrial work in California carries with it inherent risks as employees are working with heavy duty equipment. Using this equipment typically requires extensive safety training and skill to perform the tasks made possible by the equipment. Even with the skill and the training, employees are still at risk of a tragic workplace accidents.
People in California have the right to expect a safe workplace. The Tesla plant in Fremont has come under close scrutiny for safety violations that have resulted in workplace accidents. The plant has been cited multiple times in recent months and is under investigation by Cal/OSHA for potential new violations.
Working in construction carries with it some risk in California. Still, when construction workers report for work they trust that precautions have been taken to try to ensure their safety. A worker in a concrete storm drain was the tragic victim of a recent workplace accident.