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  • OSHA focusing on workplace amputations

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Aug 18, 2015

    Amputations are some of the worst kinds of workplace accidents that can occur. Tennessee workers who suffer an amputation on the job could lose their life or be left permanently disabled by the injury. To address the problem of workplace amputations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration created a National Emphasis Program on amputations that was recently updated with revised policies. ...
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  • Safeguarding employees from eye injury at the workplace

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, May 6, 2015

    In various occupations within Tennessee and around the country, employees face eye hazards that could result in serious injuries. Proper training and the use of safety equipment, however, can keep workers, volunteers and bystanders free from eye injuries. Employers are required to uphold certain safety standards in the workplace. Employees must have access to readily available safety gear such as ...
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  • Protection equipment reduces falls for construction workers

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Apr 7, 2015

    Construction workers who build in residential areas suffer fatal injuries every year after fall accidents. Protecting workers is a challenge when they are installing walls, especially in multistory buildings, but Tennessee employers and employees must follow the guidelines that OSHA has issued on preventing falls with the proper equipment. When workers are at six feet or higher, they need to use ...
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  • Tennessee chicken house worker flown to hospital after accident

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Feb 19, 2015

    A male contract worker in a Lawrenceburg chicken house operated by Aviagen, a poultry breeder, was injured when a 500-pound cart fell on him. A human resources spokesperson for Aviagen explained that the man was moving the cart that contained either chickens or eggs when the accident occurred. At some point during the movement, the cart turned over and crushed him. According to reports, the worker ...
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  • Understanding workplace injuries

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Oct 31, 2014

    Employees in Tennessee may benefit from understanding more about commonly used statistics relating to workplace accidents, as described by the U.S. Department of Labor. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration operating within the DOL is described as a small organization tasked with the inspection of around eight million workplaces across the country in order to promote the safety and ...
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  • Man killed in construction accident at Tennessee high school

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Sep 30, 2014

    A Tennessee man was killed in a work-related accident on Sept. 24 in Eagleville, according to reports. The accident occurred at Eagleville High School at about 2:30 p.m. Reports say that the victim was operating a backhoe while working on an expansion project at the school's campus when the machine turned over. The 58-year-old worker was pinned underneath the machinery. EMS that had arrived at the ...
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  • Workplace injuries: Job insecurity can delay recovery, Part 2

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jun 26, 2014

    Last week, we discussed a matter that may be weighing heavily on many injured workers. Being rendered unable to work due to an on-the-job injury can cause a lot of stress. Time away from employment may increase anxieties about job security. In turn, that stress can delay recovery. Although workers are guaranteed to keep their jobs for 12 weeks, an important legal protection afforded by federal ...
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  • Workplace injuries: Job insecurity can delay recovery, Part 1

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Jun 20, 2014

    In some cases, change can be a positive thing. On the other hand, change can create uncertainty and anxiety. With this thought in mind, it's pretty clear that job loss would fall into the latter category. Without a regular income, there is no guarantee that a person will be able to make ends meet for themselves or loved ones. A recently released study depicts the effect of potential job loss under ...
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  • What are Tennessee workers entitled to when injured on the job?

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, May 14, 2014

    The Tennessee Workers' Compensation Act is a critical piece of legislation that protects most employees within the state's borders. Many people work to support themselves and loved ones, so being sidelined from work has the potential to create financial chaos. Under this state law, however, those who suffer a work-related injury or illness are entitled to wage reimbursement and medical coverage. ...
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  • Thousands end up hospitalized due to burn injuries

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Sep 13, 2013

    Any Tennessee resident who has suffered from a burn injury understands how painful these types of injuries can be. In many cases, these burn injuries can be quite severe and require ongoing intensive care and skin grafting. And in some, regardless of how hard doctors and medical staff work, the scars are still there and can be life-altering. The American Burn Association recently released burn ...
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  • Grain Elevator Accidents Get Safety Agency's Attention

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Apr 14, 2011

    Grain elevator accidents can pin agricultural workers beneath a torrent of grain that acts like quicksand. Last year, 26 men and boys died in these accidents, the most on record. A key federal agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has started a program to respond. The goal is to prevent personal injuries and fatalities in grain elevators. The program will organize safety ...
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  • Oakland, Tennessee, Explosion

    Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge, Feb 2, 2011

    A worker was killed in an early-January explosion at the Kinematics Research facility in Oakland, Tennessee. The city's Fire Chief, Rudy Doyle, told WREG News that the fire's ignition source was not immediately known. Kinematics Research is a worksite that uses volatile materials - it manufactures ammunition. After the explosion, four employees escaped from the plant while shells continued ...
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