Cryotherapy Centers: Risky Workplaces?

You may have recently heard about the young woman in Nevada who was found dead at a cryotherapy tank at her workplace. A New York Times article first reported about the death at the Rejuvenice spa back in October of this year. Learning of this tragedy reminds us that workplaces…

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Health Risks for Oil and Gas Workers—Silicosis

A recent article published by Rocky Mountain PBS, highlights an ancient disease that oil and gas workers are currently facing. The disease—silicosis—is an incurable, yet preventable disease, that is caused by breathing in particles of sand, or respirable crystalline silica. Breathing in too much silica can in turn cause lung…

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How States are Changing Workers’ Comp Laws

A recent article from ProPublica, titled “How to Investigate Workers’ Comp in Your State,” discusses the changing laws regarding workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ Comp laws are designed to protect employees’ rights to compensation when injured on the job. The system was created in the early 1900s as a “grand bargain”…

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How Safety Violations at Work can Affect Your Workers’ Comp Case

It’s extremely important to be safe at work, especially if your work is inherently dangerous. Unfortunately, things do happen at work and injuries can occur. Sometimes these injuries transpire because the worker has failed to follow safety regulations. In some cases, noncompliance with safety regulations could affect a Workers’ Compensation…

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

One of the things the U.S. Department of labor does in the Bureau of Labor Statistics is to keep track of the number of fatalities that occur on the job, and why. It is of course a measure to help prevent work related injuries and fatalities. However, I thought it…

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