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June 2016 Archives

Claims for psychological injuries can prove to be complicated

Iowa employers are responsible for providing safe workplace environments that are free from known hazards. Work-related injuries and occupational illnesses are often prevented by strict compliance with state and federal laws. Nevertheless, many workers who suffer psychological injuries may be unsure about their rights to pursue claims for compensation.

Sleep deprivation can cause fatal workplace injuries

At a recent webinar, a fleet manager explained the impact of sleep deprivation on the trucking industry in Iowa and across the country. The lack of sleep can cause not only serious road accidents but also workplace injuries. The message of the webinar was for corporate America to realize that sleep management programs can improve the effectiveness and well-being of employees significantly.

Toxic exposure caused permanent lung and brain damage

Iowa workers who are concerned about being exposed to toxic substances at work may be interested in the plight of a man from another state. His wife said toxic exposure at her husband's place of work devastated their lives. Reportedly, the man worked at a decommissioned nuclear production complex for 33 years.

Workplace injuries: Steel company investigated 5 times in 5 years

Industrial workers in Iowa and other states will always be exposed to multiple safety hazards. The manner in which company owners manage safety protocols to avoid workplace injuries is important. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently reported the findings of an investigation non-compliance with prescribed safety regulations concerning a steel company in  another state.

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