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Blog Posts in December, 2014

  • New Hire Training Essential to Preventing Industrial Deaths

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 29-Dec-2014

    With the continuing expansion in industrial fields, such as manufacturing, construction, mining, and especially the oil and gas industry, many companies are eager to hire new faces. The opportunity for well-paid positions with a promising future for the industry has also appealed to thousands of workers who have flocked to growing sites, such as the Bakken Shale area. However, this growth across a ...
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  • Arnold & Itkin Files Lawsuit for Injured Industrial Worker

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 22-Dec-2014

    Arnold & Itkin industrial injury attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright and Kala Flittner filed a lawsuit today in the District Court for Harris County, Texas on behalf of an injured worker. The plaintiff was injured while working at an industrial site in Galveston, Texas when third party scaffolding workers attempted to modify a scaffolding leg using only rope. While attempting to alter the ...
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  • OSHA Proposes Rulemaking Regarding Silica Dust

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 17-Dec-2014

    Work in many industries, such as construction, exposes employees to inhalation of silica dust. This dangerous substance is created through the demolition, cutting, crushing, or other destruction of rock, stone, concrete, and other common materials. When these very fine particles are released into the air and inhaled by workers, they can cause the development of silicosis, chronic obstructive ...
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  • Workplace Injuries Increase Around the Holidays

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 15-Dec-2014

    The holiday season is an exciting time of year, but it is also dangerous. Unfortunately, we often see an increase in the number of injuries during this time of year. The injuries are often caused by some combination of added responsibilities, stress, decrease work force, or simply a rush to get the job done. It is important that workers be careful not to let their guards down at this time of year. ...
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  • The Importance of Fall Protection to Save Lives

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 11-Dec-2014

    Construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. A leading cause of injuries and fatalities is falls from high platforms such as roofs and scaffolding. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls contribute to thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths in construction accidents each year. In order to limit the number of injuries and fatalities ...
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  • As far back as 1948, many experts have known of the dangers and health risks of exposure to benzene. In a report linking benzene to leukemia, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health noted "that the only absolutely safe concentration for benzene is zero." The report was prepared for the American Petroleum Institute, the petrochemical industry's main lobbyist. The document ...
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  • Risk of Fatalities and Injuries for Commercial Drivers

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 4-Dec-2014

    Commercial drivers provide an invaluable service to nearly every industry in America. Transporting goods from one coast to the other, they are necessary to stock stores, carry fuel, and gather construction materials that keep our society functioning. However, these powerful and large vehicles carry a particularly high rate of injuries and fatalities for their drivers, who make up more deaths in ...
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  • Toxic Dust and How to Protect Your Lungs

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 1-Dec-2014

    In a wide range of fields, workers are exposed to a variety of dangerous toxins in the air. As hazardous materials are inhaled, the lungs can receive both short- and long-term damage. In some industries, daily exposure to fumes or dust inevitably leads to respiratory problems and severe issues surrounding the lungs. Even basic tasks in a number of industries can expose workers to toxic substances. ...
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