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Workplace Accidents

Oilfield slips, trips, and falls

Slips, Trips, and Falls In The Oilfield

Injuries caused by slips, trips, and falls in the oilfield are common, as oilfield workers often work long hours in challenging outdoor environments, increasing the likelihood of a slip or a trip. In fact, slips, trips, and falls are the third leading cause of injury in the upstream oil and gas industry. Slip and falls are also…

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Independent Medical Exam IME

Do I Have To See The Company Doctor For An IME?

After a worker is injured in an on-the-job accident, the first and most important thing to do is seek out and receive appropriate medical attention. In some cases, the insurance carrier, your employer, or another party involved in your occupational injury may request you visit an independent physician to evaluate your injuries in an examination…

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Back Pain at Work

How to Prevent Back Pain at Work

No matter the type of job you have, the majority of workers (even the most sedentary) are at risk for suffering back pain at work. In fact, the financial cost to businesses due to employee lower back pain is more than $100 billion per year, including missed work totaling 264 million lost days annually. Whether…

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Fracking and Oilfield Injuries

Fracking and Oilfield Trucking Dangers

The oil and gas industry remains booming in the Permian Basin, an 86,000-square-mile area spanning southern New Mexico and West Texas. It is one of the largest oil and gas producing regions in the world, accounting for 35 percent of crude oil and 17 percent of natural gas production in the United States according to…

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Texas Workers

Texas Workers Are Dying on the Job at Alarming Rates

Texas workers are forced to trust their employers to provide them with a safe workplace. And it is the right of all workers to have a work environment free from dangers. Yet sadly, many employers do not follow applicable safety regulations, leaving their workers to pay the price. Many Texans work in dangerous occupations. Construction,…

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Drones

Could Drones Make Workplaces Safer?

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are better known as drones, and these airborne robots can perform tasks that could once only be accomplished by human labor and/or heavy-duty equipment. And, when OSHA decides to use drones to do its own safety inspections, one has to wonder if the devices can help with day-to-day business operations as…

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