Texas residents may be interested to learn about a new cutting-edge high tech device that provides feedback regarding lifting techniques used by the worker. The device, manufactured by a startup company, is designed to be worn by the worker around his or her waist. It monitors muscle activity as the worker lifts objects, providing feedback to the worker through a wristband that tells him or her whether he or she is using proper lifting techniques.
Construction workers in Texas might benefit from learning more about highway work zone safety and workplace accidents. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that between 2003 and 2013, Texas had more worker fatalities in road construction sites and work zones than any other state in the nation.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, publishes documents related to safety in the workplace. Workplace safety is essential for Texas workers in every industry, but stock movers, freight movers and laborers are among the most at risk for an on the job accident, particularly in the realm of musculoskeletal injury.
An employee at a power substation in Plainview was shocked during a Nov. 13 accident, sending the man to the hospital with critical injuries, authorities stated. The industrial incident reportedly led to a power outage that left some 4,600 Texans in the Plainview area without electrical power for about half an hour.
Five individuals have sustained serious injuries following an oil rig fire in La Salle County. The victims were employed at Pioneer Natural Resources and were working on one of the company's work-over rigs in Tilden at the time of the accident.