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January 2013 Archives

Dampness in a building may cause workplace illness

Working in a closed office space might prove hazardous. Connecticut employees might not be aware of the health risks involved when working inside a damp office building. According to government researchers, exposure to building dampness may lead to many respiratory disorders and other ailments. However, proper and regular building maintenance might help to control workplace illness caused by building dampness.

Fairfield County tree worker dies in fatal fall from a tree

A fall is one of the leading causes of workplace injuries. Falls are more common in the construction and painting industries; such accidents are comparatively rare among tree workers. However, this does not exempt the tree workers from having to wear proper safety equipment when working at great heights. Connecticut workers might be aware that fall-related injuries are covered by the workers' compensation laws.

Worksite death in Connecticut highlights workplace safety issues

Workplace accidents may result in serious injuries and even permanent disability in some cases. An accident at work may also result in a worker fatality. It is the primary responsibility of the employers to provide their workers with a safe working environment tIn addition, the term workplace is no longer confined to the conventional workplace definition but extends beyond the boundaries of employers' premises or factories. In certain situations, as long as the employee is within the scope of employment, benefits may be available.

Occupational illness and need for dust prevention in Connecticut

Workers can suffer from a wide variety of occupational diseases, injuries and hazards due to the nature of their work environment. The threats from work environment dust in industries like mining, metals, asbestos, cement and other chemical industries can lead to lifelong occupational illness. Unfortunately, Connecticut is no exception to such work-related illnesses that workers face in other states.

Dealing with a workplace accident in Connecticut

Connecticut residents may be interested to read about one recent workplace accident in which a worker was injured when more than 17 tons of precast concrete knocked out a temporary anchor on a support platform and he fell in an aerial cage, with an unknown weight of material falling on him. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

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