Workplace Accidents

Can a back injury keep you from working?

Injuring your back on the job puts you out of commission for a few days or weeks, if you are lucky. But what if you are unlucky instead? Just how damaging can a back injury be? Unfortunately, back injuries can have a lasting impact on sufferers. In extreme cases, it...

What are the Fatal Four?

There are likely a number of different factors that attracted you to the construction industry in Louisiana, one of which is the unique environment you ply your trade in. Yet that same work environment is also what makes construction work so dangerous (indeed, the...

Fixed ladder safety requirements

If you or someone in your family work in a position where they must use or work near fixed ladders, you may wonder what type of safety measures are in place to ensure their safety and the safety of others at the location. The Occupational Safety and Health...

Signs of chemical exposure illness

Whether you work in a refinery or chemical plant or live near this type of facility, you could be at risk for chemical exposure. For example, a refinery leak can cause significant illness for those in the immediate environment.  Know the signs of chemical exposure...