One innovative way many California employers use to motivate their workers is teambuilding activities. Your employer may require you to participate in some. Not all teambuilding events take place on the job. Some may require you to travel to another site for the duration of the event.
Crystalline silica is often used as a blasting agent in crushing and drilling rock or in masonry and concrete work. You can breathe in silica particles, and over time, the exposure to these tiny particles of dust can cause scarring in your lungs. This condition is known as silicosis, which is a progressive, disabling and sometimes fatal lung disease.
Brain injuries come in all different shapes and sizes, and no two brains - or people -- are the same. Where one may deal with an injury easily, another person may respond with severe changes to health, personality and relationships forever. Life is dramatically different for most after brain injuries, which may be the result of an accident or injury on the job. If you or someone you love is dealing with how to live with a brain injury, there are a few facts you should know.
Many employees in California drive to work every day to earn a paycheck, but they may also be gaining something else: back pain. Whether a worker is stocking shelves at a grocery store, raising beams at a construction site or building cars in a factory, the possibility of injuring back muscles exists in many different jobs. Here are some of the basics about workers' compensation and back pain.
The state of California has approved hundreds of millions of dollars in workers' comp payments. Thousands of cases are filed every year, though, and summarily denied. Many people who have suffered workplace injuries are left wondering what must be done in order to get the compensation they are due. There is no winning formula, but there are several things you should be aware of if you are planning on filing for workers' comp. The following three tips may make the process easier if you follow them.
Supermarket employees often have to get creative to break up a sometimes repetitive job. Workers can strike up conversation with shoppers, listen to music while opening boxes, or get competitive with coworkers over sales to make things more interesting. Unfortunately, the repetitive nature of the job is what can cause unsuspecting injuries.
When you are injured on the job, it may be scary to think about what this will do to your income and whether you will be able to get the necessary medical treatment. If it's a very serious injury and you're not sure you will ever be able to do your job again, it can be overwhelming to cope with.
Californians who work at gas plants may be following reports of a Florida gas plant explosion and wondering if it could happen in the Golden State. The July 29 explosions at a Blue Rhino plant at Tavares could be seen and felt as far as four miles away.