It's late. You made the responsible decision not to drive yourself to and from drinks with friends. You open an app on your phone and hail a ride home. Everything seems normal until another vehicle collides with the car you're riding in.
If your workplace duties have you working near the moving parts of machinery, you must insist on receiving the necessary safety training to prevent losing your life or a body part. Too many workers in the Atlanta metro area and across Georgia suffer catastrophic injuries because their employers fail to comply with lockout/tagout safety standards. Typical injuries include amputations, electrocutions and other serious injuries that could be fatal.
Working in the construction industry can be rewarding, but it can also be incredibly dangerous. Even if your employer provided you with safety training, you could still be at risk for injury or even death. Falls account for a significant number of construction injuries, and the problem is not getting any better.
As we head towards summer and temperatures begin to rise, those who work outside are at risk of serious heat-related illnesses.