Nail guns are tools used to drive nails into wood or some other materials. They typically involve using compressed air, electromagnetism, small explosive charges, or butane or propane. For builders, carpenters, and other construction workers, nail guns are often used more than hammers. Unfortunately, nail guns are also a major cause of serious injuries. According…

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Oil field workers in the state of Oklahoma understand the level of danger involved in the various tasks they perform on a daily basis. This includes operating heavy and dangerous machinery that requires proper training and skill to use safely. Also, the terrain and weather conditions under which these workers operate can be disadvantageous to…

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Over the past decade, the number of telecommuters and remote workers has increased all over the country. Those numbers kept rising during the pandemic, and many employers have discovered that it is more cost efficient to let their employees work from home permanently. Even our government agencies are getting in on the act: the Oklahoma…

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If you are receiving workers’ compensation benefits because you were injured while you were working, you may be wondering if you will lose your right to those benefits if you get fired from your workplace. Although you might assume that getting fired would immediately cause you to lose access to the workers’ compensation benefits that…

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The California Assembly recently passed legislation which, essentially, adopts a California Supreme Court decision on whether workers should be categorized as employees instead of as independent contractors. California Governor Gavin Newsome signed the bill into law on September 18, 2019; it is designed to help many workers in the “gig” economy, such as rideshare drivers…

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The oil industry is one of the most lucrative in the country. It is also one of the most dangerous. One such job within the oil industry that is particularly dangerous is that of an oil pumper. There are a number of contributing factors, often beyond the pumper’s control, that could lead to a serious…

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The wildfires in California have proven to be the deadliest on record. As the firefighters on the coast do whatever they can to keep residents safe, our minds turned to our own First Responders and firefighters, who faced similar conditions this April against the 34 Complex and Rhea megafires. In Oklahoma, we have both paid…

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