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Humidity Increases Risk of Heatstroke for Workers

“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” How many times have we all heard that one? Well, as The Wall Street Journal reports, there’s actually something to it. Many workers have to do their jobs in very hot conditions during the summer. This includes construction workers, landscapers, firefighters, utility workers, carpenters, and maintenance personnel. There...

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Report: Amazon warehouse employees are at the most risk for severe injuries

Warehouse workers in Amazon facilities suffer injuries more often than other workers in similar facilities, according to recent accident data compiled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Amazon executives declined to discuss the problem with reporters from The Washington Post and Microsoft News ( However, former OSHA officials, union representatives, and Amazon workers...

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Preventing brain injuries in the workplace

Work injuries change lives, and that's especially true of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Tens of thousands of brain injuries occur across America every year, and many of them are work-related. Pennsylvania employers need to practice traumatic brain injury prevention in order to keep their employees safe. How brain injuries can happen at work The majority...

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OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations for 2020

Statistically, it’s easy to identify the most accident-prone scenarios for workers. Addressing those issues is another matter. We reveal these workplace dangers and offer tips on how to prevent them. Ranking the Top 10 dangers to workers The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified its preliminary Top 10 workplace safety violations for fiscal...

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The importance of forklift safety and training

You can operate a forklift on the job in Philadelphia for years with no problems, but tragedy can strike in the blink of an eye, causing serious and even crippling injuries. Read on to learn more about forklift accidents. The Dangers of Forklifts The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates fork-lifts account for 61,800...

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How to get workers' compensation for an occupational disease

Occupational diseases don't manifest the same way as injuries caused by workplace accidents. Regular exposure to toxic chemicals, hazardous materials and irritants often result in debilitating — and sometimes fatal — health conditions. Some occupational diseases start out mild and progressively get worse. If you notice that something doesn't feel right, it's critical that you...

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How to avoid foot injuries on the job

If you work on your feet, you know just how important foot health is. Injuries to the foot may not get as much attention as other parts of the body. But they're still quite common. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, every year, there are around 60,000 foot injuries that result in lost work...

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Does it matter who is at fault for my workplace accident?

Workplace accidents can happen in any industry — whether it's in an office cubicle or on a construction site. In the majority of cases, workplace accidents are the result of careless mistakes, inattentiveness, fatigue or forgetfulness. Here are some examples: Not securing machinery and equipment. Worker A forgets to properly turn off and secure a...

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How workers’ compensation cases get decided

A worker who is hurt on the job in Pennsylvania is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These generally include medical benefits and wage loss benefits to help you while you are unable to do your job. However, workers’ compensation claims are sometimes denied. Employers and their insurance carriers may dispute the extent of your...

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Getting treated for a knee injury after a workplace accident

Because the knee is the largest joint in the body, it is one of the most easily injured. Bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons are at risk. Types of injuries include fractures, dislocations, and sprains or tears of ligaments and other soft tissue. Making matters worse, a knee injury can involve more than one part of...

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