In many workplaces around the country, the use of a forklift is a vital and often-used piece of equipment. You may have worked with a forklift for many years and understand the importance of abiding by its safety guidelines.
California has a lot of dangerous jobs. But which jobs are the deadliest? The answer depends on whether you are looking at total number of deaths from job-related injuries, or the death rate for the number of workers in that industry in California. The Sacramento Bee looked at the number of deaths in each industry from 2012 to 2016 and ranked the most dangerous jobs by the death rate per 100,000 workers. Researchers found the following jobs to be the five most dangerous in California:
If you are a firefighter who was injured or became ill because of your job, you should know that the workers' compensation laws stand behind you. In fact, workers' compensation in California specifically covers certain illnesses that are presumed to be caused by firefighting. These conditions are not automatically covered by workers' compensation for other types of workers.
It's stressful getting injured on the job, especially if you are living paycheck to paycheck. The idea of missing work to heal while simultaneously coming up with the money to pay for medical care is exhausting. It may even seem impossible.