Fireworks are popular this time of year, but it’s important to understand how to use them safely. In 2018, fireworks were involved in approximately 9,100 injuries that required emergency room treatment in the United States, according to a report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 180 Americans go to the hospital every day in […]
How Does COVID-19 Affect Indiana Worker’s Comp?
The coronavirus outbreak has impacted jobs all over the nation. The unemployment rate has skyrocketed, and many employees were furloughed or asked to perform their roles from home. But what about essential employees, such as delivery workers and health care providers? Countless individuals have continued to work in environments that may result in exposure to […]
Understanding the Risk of COVID-19 in the Workplace
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has created a hazard recognition resource for the risk to employees from COVID-19. OSHA has divided job tasks into four risk exposure levels, ranging from very high risk to lower risk. Worker risk can depend on the industry as well as the need for contact with individuals who […]
Driving While Using a Cellphone: Against the Law in Indiana
In March 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed House Bill 1070 into law. The law is intended to address distracted driving associated with cell phone use. It will go into effect on July 1, 2020. Cell Phone Use Law for Indiana Drivers The law bans drivers from using or holding a mobile phone while operating […]