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What Are Lockout/Tagout Procedures?

Lockout/tagout procedures are vital processes necessary to protect the health and safety of workers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has designated that lockout/tagout protocols should be taught to all employees who work around machinery and/or dangerous materials. Most of the time, lockout/tagout procedures are used in manufacturing plants or businesses that require the… Read More


Is It Dangerous to Drive after a Concussion?

A concussion is a potentially serious head injury that could occur at just about any time and in a variety of ways. A slip and fall incident, car accident, sports injury, or a wide range of other potential causes could cause you to suffer a concussion, which is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). … Read More


How Can Warehouse Workers Stay Safe?

One of the jobs that have high rates of work-related injuries in Pennsylvania is the warehouse worker. There are hundreds of work injuries in warehouses throughout the state every year. Warehouses can be dangerous because of the vast number of moving parts throughout the work environment, with workers everywhere, conveyor belts moving product, and forklifts… Read More


Is Driving around the Holidays More Dangerous?

The holiday season tends to be the time of year when motorists are most distracted behind the wheel. In terms of fatalities, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and the Fourth of July are consistently the deadliest driving days of the year. However, with the dynamic of winter weather, holiday driving is especially dangerous. Typically, the days… Read More


How Can Workers at Big Box Stores Become Injured? 

In the past, big box store employees have been injured on the job while performing various acts of manual labor. For example, accidents have been reported when employees have hurt their backs while loading boxes, which is common for warehouse workers. Although these are routine tasks, there have been instances in which workers have pulled… Read More


Are Car Accidents More Fatal to Women?

Statistically speaking, women have a greater chance of dying in a car accident than men. This is an odd fact given that men are the cause of vehicle accidents much more than women. There are many potential factors for the higher rates of death for women in car or truck collisions. For many years, there… Read More


What Are the Consequences of a Gray Divorce?

The rate of divorce continues to rise each year. One demographic that has seen a particularly sharp increase in the divorce rate is that of older couples. The term gray divorce was developed by AARP to signify adults older than 50 who are in the process of separating. There are many factors causing the rates… Read More


What Are Common Workplace Accidents?

From falling products from a shelf in retail to suffering a chemical burn in a factory, every job does not come without its dangers.  The type and severity of the injury largely depend on the nature of the job, where some are more harmful than others.  Nevertheless, employers and employees alike must work together to… Read More


What Are Some Safety Driving Tips for Thanksgiving Travel?

Nothing says Thanksgiving like traffic. Each year, millions of Americans hop in the car to gather for the annual turkey dinner celebration. Whether you travel across the country or just across town, you should be aware of the increased traffic and the dangers that can threaten all road travelers. Here are a few tips to… Read More


Are Delivery Services Causing More Car Accidents?

Retail sales have been trending from consumers shopping in brick-and-mortar stores to shopping online in recent years.  Consumers have become accustomed to online shopping and like the convenience of having items delivered to their homes with a few clicks on a computer.   The coronavirus pandemic has contributed to an increase in that trend.  As a… Read More


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