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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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How Employers In Philadelphia Should Protect Their Workers From Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that in 2014, there was approximately 247,120 slip, trip, and fall injuries that resulted in employees spending time away from work. Additionally, a total of 818 workers were killed on the job due to slip, trip, and fall accidents.  Slips are most commonly attributed to slick floor surfaces. However, traction on a...

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Collecting Workers' Compensation after a Philly Work Accident

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a workers' compensation judge's denial of benefits to a man injured while driving to work. Penn Record reports the three-judge panel upheld dismissal of the employee's claim of injury benefits associated with a January 2015 car accident. The man claims he was a "traveling employee" on his way...

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Top Worker Safety Concerns in Philadelphia

Workers’ Memorial Day is celebrated every year on April 28th. The day honors those who have been fatally injured on the job and invites discussion about safety concerns in the workplaces of America. Environment Health Safety Today marked the 2018 memorial by reporting on the National Safety Council’s six most dangerous workplace hazards in the...

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Common Workplace Injuries to Philadelphia Workers

Workplace accidents are an unfortunate reality for many workers employed in the Philadelphia area. Certain work sites and occupations are inherently dangerous. While not all workplace hazards can be avoided, it is important for workers to be aware of the common risks they face. This can save significant costs in medical bills, lost wages, physical...

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Workplace Fatigue is a Real Struggle for Too Many Americans

The National Safety Council recently conducted a survey of more than 75,000 people to examine the effects of fatigue in the workplace. This survey found that, though fatigue affects us all at one point or another, there are some who have a higher risk of fatigue than others given their lifestyle or occupation. New parents,...

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Production Demands Put Philadelphia Worker Safety at Risk

In every job, there are hectic moments that can lead to unsafe work conditions. Factories and manufacturing plants can face increased production schedules. Healthcare workers can face a sudden onslaught of patient emergencies. Drivers may face pressure to fit additional miles, runs, or hours into their working day. In all these conditions, the increased demands...

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Forklift Safety Tips for Philadelphia Workers

Forklifts are a helpful tool, but they can also be potentially dangerous if they are not used properly. Many workplace injuries occur as a direct result of improper forklift use. Safety and Health Magazine reports that 96 workers were killed in forklift accidents nationally in 2015 alone. With proper training and safety protocols, these risks...

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Philadelphia Transportation Workers Say Risk of Injury Due to Lax Safety Practices

Workers in the transportation industry face many hazards inherent to the nature of their work. Unfortunately, lax safety practices can increase these risks and expose workers to unnecessary danger. When transportation workers are injured or killed on the job, they or their surviving family members may have grounds to seek workers' compensation, and potentially third-party...

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