July 2019 Archives

Never overlook safety if you work in the construction industry

If you are a member of Omaha's construction industry, you already know the many serious hazards that come with the job. The risk of suffering catastrophic injuries or even death remains with you while you are performing your duties.

Does workers' compensation cover travel-related work injuries?

When employees suffer an injury on the job, their employer must provide them with workers' compensation benefits. This can pay for medical expenses as well as lost wages, eliminating many financial hardships that often accompany an injury.

Construction workers beware of these common hazards

If you work in the Nebraska construction industry, it might be a good idea to protect your own safety instead of leaving it up to your employer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration puts the responsibility of employee safety squarely on the shoulders of employers. However, construction sites pose countless safety hazards, some of which might threaten your life -- unless you take your own precautions.

Why you should always report workplace accidents

Do you always report even minor workplace accidents and injuries to your employer? Two examples of minor accidents include tripping over debris and getting struck by a lightweight falling object. To most Omaha workers, incidents like these do not seem to be worthy of making a report.