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November 2018 Archives

Avoiding injury while working during winter

When snow or ice covers the ground in Pennsylvania, it can make work perilous. For instance, those who are in work vehicles are at a greater risk of skidding or losing control in poor road conditions. Workers should receive training about how to handle being stuck in a vehicle with no way to get out. Ideally, they will learn how to stay warm without getting sick from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Temporary workers and workplace protections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is taking a step to ensure that Pennsylvania employers fulfill their responsibilities to protect temporary workers. The agency is recommending that host employers as well as temporary staffing agencies detail in their contracts with one another their respective responsibilities regarding compliance with relevant OSHA standards. Having a contract that includes these terms can prevent confusion and noncompliance.

Fatal workplace accidents are a daily occurrence

As technology advances and information spreads more rapidly, you might think that workplaces are getting safer. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Workers in Pennsylvania and across the rest of the United States are actually at a higher risk for fatal workplace accidents than they were just a few years ago.

Staying safe and warm during winter construction work

Winter weather can make it harder to work safely on a Pennsylvania construction site. This is because surfaces that are coated in snow and ice can be too slick to walk or climb on safely. Ideally, scaffolding, ladders or other tools that a worker will climb on will be built from materials designed to withstand cold temperatures. Any surface that can't be properly treated should be made off-limits until the weather improves.

OSHA announces top 10 workplace safety violations for 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced its annual top 10 list of workplace safety violations reported in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. The list includes violations cited by inspectors between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2018. All but one of the violations has appeared on the list in previous years.

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