When people in any industry report to work in California they like to believe they are reporting to a safe place to work. A study released recently by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) identified 12 companies with the highest risk factors for workplace accidents. Amazon and Tesla were both among the companies that were listed.
Autonomous vehicles, also known as self-driving cars, used to be a vestige of science fiction and cartoons. Remember the Jetsons? But with all the advances being made in artificial intelligence and new technologies, the prospect is becoming more real. In the race to achieve the goal of an autonomous vehicle, is employee safety in California being jeopardized? Workplace injuries at Tesla's electric car factory may be a cause for concern.
When people think of workers' compensation claims, construction accidents and injuries due to heavy machinery often come to mind. However, there is an increased trend in employees making successful workers' compensation claims as a result of their experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace.