The aftermath of an accident can leave individuals facing severe and even life-changing injuries. And recovering from those injuries can be painful and detrimental to one's mental health as well.
Several construction accidents involving cranes across the country have rattled the nation and filled national news stories for a few weeks now. Although none of these accidents have occurred in Maryland, these most recent stories are raising concerns for all construction workers in the U.S. as well as here in our state.
Teachers are not included in the lists of the professions that face the highest risk of workplace injuries. Many consider schools to be “low-risk” workplaces. After all, working with children in the classroom should not involve significant hazards.
Although a few cities in the United States are testing self-driving cars, these cars will not be on the public market in the near future. That considered, many manufacturers, like Tesla, have added autonomous features to their cars. Such features have added both excitement and doubts to the prospect of completely self-driving vehicles.
Long-term injuries that compound over time are silent threats to many Maryland workers. Even though jobs like construction work often involve a higher risk of injury, desk jobs and assembly line work often lead to long-term work injuries as well.
In a recent post, we discussed how two large Maryland companies were not up to par in creating safe workplaces for their employees. That post also briefly discussed the increasing number of employees who suffer from workplace violence each year.
Every year, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) publishes a list of the top twelve companies around the country that fail to safeguard their employees from workplace injuries or accidents. This list is commonly called "the dirty dozen."