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Addressing the issue of workplace guns

Pennsylvania is one of 28 states that has not passed a law addressing the issue of firearms in the workplace, and a state court ruled in 2015 that a national express delivery service had the right to terminate a driver for keeping a gun in his personal vehicle while on the job. Florida and Indiana have laws on their books that broadly protect the Second Amendment rights of workers, and about 20 states allow employees to leave their guns in their locked cars after arriving at work.

Keeping tree work safe

Pennsylvania residents who spend time trimming trees for a living are in a dangerous profession. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has provided tips for tree workers to keep their job as safe as possible. The dangers of working in trees include the possibility of falling, bad weather, nearby power lines and hazards from the equipment often used, including chainsaws.

Update on OSHA rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is hoping that one of its proposed rules can prevent the annual 3,000 injuries and 20 deaths that occur in the workplace. Workers in certain industries in Pennsylvania who are concerned about the safety of their workplaces will benefit from the implementation of the rule.

Common reasons that workers' comp claims are denied

Unfortunately, it is often not easy to secure workers' compensation benefits here in Pennsylvania. Since your employer's workers' compensation insurance provider makes money by limiting the amount of money it pays out, claim denials are not surprising.

Common safety rules broken on construction sites

Pennsylvania construction workers know just how dangerous their jobs can be, especially when employers do not enforce safety rules. However, they may be interested to learn which rules are broken most often. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has laid out the most commonly broken rules.

How to keep Pennsylvania workers safe from dust

A 25-year-old man was killed when a hammer mill exploded while he was at work at JCG Farms Feed Mill. OSHA proposed $10,000 in fines for the company as well as citations for two contractors after the accident that also sent five others to the hospital. While dust has long been known to cause lung disease or other breathing issues, it has the potential to be explosive as well.

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