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March 2018 Archives

OSHA pushes trench and excavation safety

Workers in Connecticut who have to work in or around trenches and excavations may be interested to know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will make the reduction of excavation and trenching accidents a priority in 2018. The agency plans to promote awareness regarding the hazards trenching poses to construction workers, reduce the number of trench collapses and inform workers and employers on how cave-ins can be safely prevented.

Employees still at risk for eye injuries

Although Connecticut workers are likely aware that eye protection is supposed to be worn in certain workplaces, tens of thousands of eye injuries still occur annually. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there are more than 20,000 workplace eye injuries each year, many of which result in at least one missed day of work.

Soft tissue injuries can result from car accidents

For people in Connecticut who have been injured in a car accident, some of the most common types of injuries are related to the soft tissue. These types of injuries are differentiated from injuries to bones and cartilage; instead, they primarily effect muscles, ligaments and tendons. Sprains, strains, soreness and tears represent some of the common forms that these injuries take.

Trucking organization appeals sleep apnea ruling

Connecticut readers may be interested in learning that the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is appealing the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to dismiss its sleep apnea lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It alleges that the agency implemented an illegal change to the sleep apnea screening procedures for truck drivers.

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