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Is New Technology Making Texas Workplaces Safe?

We can all agree workplace safety is an essential aspect of any work environment. All workers should feel safe while performing their jobs, no matter what the profession entails. While safety should be a top priority, unfortunately it isn’t always. Some workplaces skimp on safety training or equipment, which can present serious risks for workers,…

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Cell Phone Distractions Pose Serious Threat To First Responders

When we hear the phrase distracted driving, our minds immediately think of young, irresponsible drivers putting the lives of other drivers on the road at risk. Something that might not come to mind as quickly is the danger distracted driving poses for first responders. Whether en route to provide help or stopped on the side…

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Workplace Accident Lawsuit

Amazon Proving To Be A Dangerous Workplace Environment

While most of us can agree on the increasing status and convenience of ordering from Amazon, warehouse staff members might not think as highly of the company. A growing company means a growing staff, and oftentimes this leads to overlooked safety measures, overworked employees, and even serious injuries. Recent grievances reported by Amazon workers have…

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OSHA Violations

Top 10 OSHA Violations In 2018

Employee concerns about health and/or safety hazards at work can generally be put to rest by knowing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exists. With that being said, workplace accidents can and do happen and unfortunately OSHA violations are often a part of these occurrences. For an idea on just how frequently these instances occur, let’s take a look at the top 10 OSHA violations for 2018.

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Lubbock Refinery Accident Lawyers

New Bill Could Remove Safety Measures For Chemical and Refinery Workers

Refinery and plant explosions can be broken down into three main categories – poor maintenance, dirty chemicals, and safety violations. Maintaining the high tech equipment used at refineries is a full time job and unseen corrosion can weaken metal, reducing a pipe’s capacity to withstand high pressures. However, when a refinery company attempts to cut corners by cutting down on maintenance, a refinery explosion is often the result.

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Work Injury Lawyers

Celebrate OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week With These Safety Tips

As we enter the month of August, we tend to focus on getting ready for back to school and the upcoming fall season. However, in the workplace, August is the time for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Safe and Sound Week. Safe and Sound Week is a nationwide event aimed to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. With this information in mind, the experienced workplace injury lawyers at Liggett Law Group are sharing a few safety tips in celebration of this annual event.

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Lubbock Jobsite Injury Attorneys

Majority Of Worksites Didn’t Submit Their Annual Injury and Illness Logs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency regulating and enforcing laws designed to protect our nation’s workers. Employers are required to submit reports when on-the-job accidents and injuries occur, and OSHA carefully monitors these reports to identify unsafe workplaces. However, this system only works when employers comply, and according to the agency, the majority of worksites didn’t submit their annual injury and illness logs for 2016.

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Occupational Diseases

Most Common Occupational Diseases

Regardless of the industry or type of job, all workers are entitled to a safe workplace. Employers in more dangerous industries like construction or manufacturing need to take extra steps to protect their employees from harm. Unfortunately, some of the most dangerous conditions for workers are not obvious, and can even be hidden in plain sight.

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