Construction workers are typically aware of many accident and injury risks associated with the industry. However, most of these workers believe that the heavy equipment used in construction is very safe. Sometimes, such equipment is well-maintained and poses few construction accident risks. Other times, operating or working near heavy equipment like the kinds listed below can be hazardous to a worker's physical well-being:
Nebraska is one of the nation's top producers of high-quality meats. Omaha Steaks, for example, supplies citizens across the country with premium cuts of beef, chicken and pork. Meatpacking plants provide many job opportunities to workers, but they are not without several serious industrial workers' accident risks.
Perhaps the phrase, "it's a dirty job but somebody's got to do it," came about solely for the workers who toil in the nation's solid waste management industry. The phrase certainly fits because these employees face many dirty and dangerous hazards each day.
June is the month for the annual National Trench Safety Stand Down. It is also the time of the year when construction activities in Nebraska pick up significantly, putting more construction workers at risk. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration focuses the emphasis of the stand down on getting construction company owners to remind workers of trench-related hazards and compliance with safety standards.
Consumers rarely see loading dock workers, but these employees are essential to most Nebraska industries. Unfortunately, this type of occupational environment contains many workplace accident hazards. Although workers' compensation provides employees with financial benefits if an injury occurs, reducing hazards completely is preferable.