Preventing Mesothelioma Among St. Louis Workers

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Occupational exposure to asbestos can cause serious illnesses, including mesothelioma, a type of cancer that results from asbestos exposure. In recent years, asbestosis has become more prevalent and litigation and compensation claims related to it have become quite common. There are federal guidelines for employers to reduce asbestos exposure and prevent occupational mesothelioma. Preventing Occupational … Read more

Updated: May 24, 2016

Protect St. Louis Employees from Workplace Violence

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Every year, over 2 million Americans report having been a victim of workplace violence. Workplace violence is a real threat facing workers. Employers are expected to take reasonable measures to prevent employees from becoming victims of violence. Failure to do so may invite OSHA citations. Violation of Safety Standards The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined an employer $7,000 for … Read more

Updated: June 30, 2016

St. Louis Healthcare Workers Exposed to Workplace Violence

Assault, battery, and other forms of violence are a leading cause of work-related injuries among healthcare workers. Healthcare workers do the important work of caring for people’s health. It is unfortunate that they have to face violent behavior at the hands of patients. Assault, battery and other forms of violent attacks are one of the leading causes of … Read more

Updated: June 5, 2017

St. Louis Workers Comp Lawyer: What May Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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New, improved and more ergonomic personal data terminals, may help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome in the workplace. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is most commonly associated with repetitive stress injury (RSI). It is often work related and a result of continuous and repetitive motion of a group of muscles. In some cases, it is caused by … Read more

Updated: December 15, 2019

St. Louis Work-Related Injuries Caused by Building Collapses

Each year, the number of new building construction continues to increase. Building collapses do not happen often; however, they are extremely dangerous to the people working in the vicinity, passers-by, and construction workers. Building collapses can cause damage, injuries, and even loss of life. Types of Building Collapses There are three types of building collapses: A poorly constructed building, … Read more

Updated: November 9, 2022

St. Louis Work Comp Lawyer: Trench Collapses in Construction Industry

Organizations like OSHA have made the construction industry a much safer environment for it’s workers. Still, workplace injury accidents occur. The first step in building a structure is digging a trench to lay the foundation. This is done by excavation teams who are in charge of digging the right size trench. These excavation teams are … Read more

Updated: November 9, 2022