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Philadelphia attorney cautions workers on dust-related fires and explosions

Dust production is inevitable in manufacturing plants and warehouses. When proper cleaning and dust removal procedures are in place, this is usually not a cause for concern. Unfortunately, not all employers make dust removal a priority. As a result, HVAC systems and vents can be clogged and dust can be dispersed onto floors, machinery, and...

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Nobody knows how many worker deaths there have been over the last year

Exact numbers of worker deaths each year in the United States remain elusive because no government agency comprehensively tracks these fatalities, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, using details from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), recorded 5,147 fatal work injuries in 2017, down from 5,190 in 2016. OSHA covers...

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Know Your Rights if You’re Arrested While Collecting Workers’ Comp

The Legal Intelligencer reported that the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently ruled workers’ compensation benefits should not be denied to a Coca-Cola employee while in pretrial incarceration. Philadelphia attorney Richard Jaffe of the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe represented Carl Sadler in Sadler v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Philadelphia Coca-Cola). Sadler was injured on...

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Best Ideas to Avoid Workplace Injuries with Heavy Mobile Machinery

Heavy mobile equipment such as forklifts and cranes are commonly used in construction and manufacturing. Operating such equipment not only takes an extensive amount of training and experience, but also requires the ability to identify defects and fix them when needed. Simply inspecting equipment and fixing mechanical issues is a crucial step in preventing accidents...

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Fatal Work Accidents Among Small Construction Companies: Philadelphia Attorney Discusses

The construction industry in general can be highly dangerous, but in particular, smaller companies often fall short of providing adequate safety management. The proof can be found in a third quarter report for 2018 published by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR).  According to the report, smaller construction companies are more likely to experience fatal work-related...

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Occupational Back Injuries: A Philadelphia Attorney Discusses

Whether your job requires long periods of sitting or repetitive physical labor, the likelihood of a back injury is significantly high.   Occupational back injuries are often attributed to:   Heavy lifting  Repetitive lifting  Bending and twisting  Working in awkward postures  Prolonged sitting or standing in static positions  Whole body vibrations  They affect roughly 80 percent of the adult...

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Untrained Construction Workers A Safety Risk In Philadelphia

Construction workers have a highly dangerous job that requires skill and lots of safety training. One small error can result in injuries to another worker, sometimes even multiple workers. At worst, a worker can be killed on the job. That's why untrained workers have been a cause for concern. The concerns of construction leaders In...

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