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Blog Posts in June, 2015

  • High Injury Rates at U.S. Recycling Plants

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 25-Jun-2015

    Over the past two decades, there has been a strong movement in the United States toward eco-friendly practices such as recycling. Most major cities now have curbside recycling pickup in addition to garbage pickup to make it easy for citizens to recycle. As a result, recycling has become a big industry. Throughout the United States, there are an estimated 21,000 workers who process recyclable ...
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  • Protecting Workers from Arc Flash Accident Injuries

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 23-Jun-2015

    Arc flash accidents are an electrical phenomenon that occurs when an electrical current leaves its designated path and travels to another conductor or ground through the air. If a worker is directly hit by an arc flash or in close proximity to one, the result is usually severe injury or death. How Are Arc Flashes Caused? Many things from human error to faulty wire installations can cause an arc ...
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  • Arnold & Itkin Files Wrongful Death Case

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 19-Jun-2015

    The personal injury law firm Arnold & Itkin recently filed a wrongful death case on behalf of the estate of a man who died after being exposed to a toxic chemical at a work site. The victim was working at Southern Valve Service, LLC in Deer Park, Texas where he was exposed to hydrofluoric acid. Upon exposure, the victim’s health conditions deteriorated quickly. After having difficulties ...
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  • Report on Number of Louisiana Refinery Accidents

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 18-Jun-2015

    Louisiana refineries are required to report the number of accidents that occurred throughout the course of the year. While some safety experts caution that the numbers may be artificially low because the refineries are self-reporting, the numbers are alarming nonetheless. The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, an organization that promotes safety and environmental protections, reviews the accident reports ...
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  • While most office jobs operate on a standard 40-hour work week with employees working 8 hour days from Monday through Friday, industrial sites that operate around the clock are generally not afforded that luxury. Because workers need to be onsite 24 hours a day, most industrial companies operate on 12-hour shift schedules. There are many different types of 12-hour schedules and each one has a ...
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  • Comprehensive List of Louisiana Refineries

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 11-Jun-2015

    Louisiana is one of the country’s largest producers of oil and gas. Many of the offshore drilling sites rest just off the coast of southern Louisiana. The state has 19 active refineries, mostly located around Lake Charles and near the Mississippi River. Louisiana Refineries Below is a list of active Louisiana refineries as of June 2015. Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Refinery – ExxonMobil ...
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  • Comprehensive List of Refineries in Texas

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 8-Jun-2015

    Texas is known as an oil and gas state and with oil and gas production comes the need for refineries. As of January 2014, there were 136 oil refineries operating in the United States and 29 of those are found in Texas. Texas has more oil refineries than any other state in the country. The vast majority of Texas refineries are found near the Gulf of Mexico. Texas Oil Refineries Below is a list of ...
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  • Tips for Preventing Construction Accidents

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 5-Jun-2015

    Summer is usually the construction industry’s busiest season because of the warm weather and extended daylight. Unfortunately, with more construction projects comes more accidents. Construction sites have a higher than average injury and fatality rate. While it is nearly impossible to prevent all construction accidents, there are a number of steps that employers and workers can take to ...
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  • The Dangers & Hidden Costs of Absenteeism at Work

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 2-Jun-2015

    As companies across the country try to do more with less, worker fatigue is becoming a growing problem as overworked employees struggle to keep up with increased demands. One consequence of having a fatigued work staff is that workers tend to ‘burn out” and take time off of work. The average absenteeism rate for an American worker is 3.1% - 64 hours each year. Common Reasons for ...
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