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Toxic Exposure at Philadelphia Worksites

Many different items encountered on worksites could make you sick.  Those who work in construction, manufacturing, mining, and industrial occupations may encounter any number of dangerous chemicals and toxins which they breathe in, which are absorbed through the skin, and which can cause chemical burns or get into the eyes and affect vision. Even employees who…

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Can a Heart Attack On-the-Job Lead to a Philadelphia Workers’ Comp Claim?

Many people know they can make workers’ compensation claims in Philadelphia if they get hurt in an accident at work. It is clear when someone suffers a fall or gets struck by an object on-the-job that his injuries are work-related.  Victims can also make claims for injuries occurring outside work hours that are caused by work duties, such…

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Understanding the Risks of Serious Workplace Injuries in Philadelphia

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a comprehensive report about serious workplace illnesses that occurred over the course of 2015. This report is based on data from states under OSHA control and does not include information from states that administer their own safety and health programs. The report was prepared using data collected through…

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Maximum Sentence for Coal CEO Shows Shortcomings of Justice System in Protecting Workers

This April, the CEO of a coal company faced criminal sentencing for his role in the death of 29 miners who worked for his company. Safety News Alert reported the CEO was the “most prominent American coal executive ever convicted of a charge related to the deaths of miners.” He reportedly micromanaged virtually everything which was…

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Gas Line Risks For Philadelphia Workers

Workers on construction sites are frequently required to dig under the ground and are frequently required to use heavy machinery when remodeling or erecting a building. Unfortunately, whenever digging is occurring, there is a risk a gas line will be punctured.  Gas companies and municipalities are supposed to provide information on where gas lines are located….

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Seven Steps to Preventing Falls in Philadelphia Workplaces

Falls are the single most common cause of fatalities on construction sites. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) warns falls caused 349 out of 874 fatalities on construction sites in 2014. Falls are also common in other industries as well. Falls can occur on the same level or on a different level, and in addition…

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Preventing Philadelphia Workplace Injuries in Cold Weather

As Philadelphia winter weather arrives, there is plenty of cause for concern about health risks of cold weather for those working jobs outdoors. From telephone repairmen and line installers to other field repairmen to those who shovel snow to construction workers completing repairs outdoors, there are plenty of employees who must regularly brave winter weather…

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Philadelphia Workplace Injuries Exacerbate Pre-Existing Conditions

Employees may receive workers’ compensation benefits in situations where they can demonstrate an injury was work related. Sometimes, however, an injury has more than one cause. An employee may already be suffering from a medical condition, and his job duties may make that condition worse. When this happens, it can become more difficult to determine…

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