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Can you refuse to do dangerous work?

If there is one thing that every workplace has but should not subject its employees to, it's hazards. It's impossible to eliminate hazards completely, and the majority of businesses do a good job protecting those who work for them. However, sometimes, employers aren't good about addressing problems and don't take care of hazards that could cause injuries.

One thing that you need to know is that you have a right to refuse to work if your workplace is dangerous and your employer won't take steps to fix the issue. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that if you think that the working conditions aren't healthy or safe, you need to bring them to the attention of your employer.

Why does whiplash happen in rear-end crashes?

Rear-end crashes can be quite serious depending on how they happen. When one car hits the rear of another, there's the potential for the airbags to deploy. There could be crushing injuries or other injuries from the impact, too. Anyone who wasn't wearing a seat belt might be thrown or hit a window, the dashboard or windshield, suffering serious injuries.

One of the most common injuries in a rear-end crash is whiplash. Whiplash is the most common because of the way the force of the second vehicle hits the stopped or slower vehicle. This force pushes the vehicle forward quickly, which initially pushes the head and neck back. Then, the quick stop that happens after results in the head and neck whipping forward, resulting in whiplash.

Know where to turn after you've been injured in an accident

Personal injuries come in many forms, from concussions caused by traffic accidents or athletic incidents to broken bones and lacerations caused by trip-and-fall accidents. Whatever caused your personal injury, it is important that you have the chance to seek compensation from those responsible.

Your injury might affect you in many ways. For instance, your concussion might make it impossible to work for several weeks, or you might have to go through surgery and physical therapy for shattered bones. Whatever your injury is, it's necessary for you to get the best possible medical care, so you can heal.

Is your job more dangerous than you think?

Certain types of workers face risks every day when they go to work. You may not clock in at a dangerous jobsite every day, but your job may be more dangerous than you think. Regardless of the type of occupation you have, you are entitled to a reasonable expectation of safety when you go to work.

It may help you to understand the specific risks associated with your particular job. When you know the hazards that may be threatening your life and health, you will be able to be more intentional about your personal safety. Additionally, it can also help you learn more about what you should do in the event that you experience an injury in the workplace or suffer from an occupational illness.

National Electrical Safety Month

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What is National Electrical Safety Month?

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. To commemorate National Electrical Safety Month, ESFI spearheads an annual campaign to educate key audiences about the steps that can be taken in order to reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss.

No workplace is safe: Know your rights if you get hurt on the job

Most employers in Nebraska are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. While not every job is as dangerous as the next, the reality is that everyone can get hurt on the job.

Some of the most common injuries that happen in workplaces can happen literally anywhere. Slip, trip and fall accidents, for instance, can happen in an office or in a construction zone. Electrocutions can happen in an office bathroom or as a result of installing new outlets without turning off the breakers.

May is Clean Air Month

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The Clean Air Act came into force in 1970. This Act has been successful in reducing air quality related health conditions and premature death.

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

May is Motorcylce Awareness Month .pngSpring is in full swing and around the country, motorcyclists are returning to the road after a long winter. But with a sudden spike in the number of motorcycles on the road, it's a good time to remind all motorists, whether on two wheels or four, to keep a special lookout for motorcyclists. Click the link below for more info...
Drive SAFE!

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