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Protective equipment can save lives in arc flash incidents

Personal protective equipment can be particularly important for electricians in Pennsylvania and others working on electrically risky job sites. This gear can help cut the severity and frequency of injuries and even help to save lives. Energized electrical feeds, boxes and lines pose a particular threat. While de-energizing is an important best practice in a pinch, an arc flash suit and other personal protective equipment (PPE) can save an electrical worker's skin, eyesight or life.

Workplaces and blind spots

Workers in Pennsylvania who are employed at large warehouses or loading docks that have blind spots and heavy machinery that is frequently used to move items may be at risk for collisions, which can result in grave injuries that can sometimes be fatal. Near misses also pose a danger, such as when a worker is holding a potentially dangerous item and the effort to avoid the collision results in the worker falling or dropping it.

Your work could be making you sick, but you have options

As a Pennsylvania worker, you know that you are entitled to certain benefits in the event of a work accident and injury. However, you are still entitled to the same benefits in the event that you come down with an illness that was the result of your work environment, job duties or other work-related factors.

Pennsylvania workplace safety and workers' age

An examination of federal employment statistics that was conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates that the percentage of people around the the country who are at least 65 years of age and who work at least part-time rose from 12.8 percent in May 2000 to 18.8 percent in May 2016. This is because a growing number of people are opting to continue working instead of retiring.

Faulty fall protection tops workplace safety violations

Pennsylvania construction workers are probably well aware of the dangers they face at work every day. Employers are required to meet safety standards by law. According to the National Safety Council, violation of rules designed to prevent falls is the most cited workplace safety violation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration imposes heavy fines on employers who violate these rules in an effort to improve safety for workers.

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