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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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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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