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Hazards for Electricians

Electricians can face many hazards while working on the job. Often, people think encountering electricity is the only hazard electricians can face on the job. While electrocution accidents are common among electricians, there are other hazards as well that can be just as deadly. Reports from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union states that… Read More


Causally Related Denial of Medical Bills

There has been a recent change concerning Workers’ Compensation. In Pennsylvania, a recent case now permits insurers to deny a claim if the medical bill is not found to be causally related to the work injury. This type of decision can occur after Workers’ Compensation has been awarded. If the medical provider has not provided… Read More


Children Injured in Car Accidents

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 178,000 children were injured in car accidents in the United States in 2015. In that year, over 1,000 children died in crashes. Every day, 500 children are injured in car accidents in the United States and more than three children are killed. These… Read More


Differences Between Safety Helmets and Hard Hats

Hard hats have been a mainstay for the past 40 years at construction sites and other hazardous work areas. However, employers are starting to shift away from hard hats to safety helmets in order to achieve better safety standards for their employees and help reduce construction accidents. Safety helmets can provide better coverage for employees… Read More


Limits of Computer-Based Training

Computer-based training has its advantages and disadvantages, but many people agree that online training alone is not a proper substitution for hands-on training. Even in our modern, technology advanced society, computer-based training may not be as sufficient as on-the-job training. Business Reasons for Adequate Training The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides training standards… Read More


Lead Exposure

When one thinks of lead exposure, it is common to think of children being exposed by this danger, but employees should also be aware of potential lead exposure in their workplaces. Employees should be cognizant of hazardous materials to avoid developing medical conditions due to occupational exposures. Work Tasks That Expose Workers to Lead If… Read More


Driving with Unrestrained Pets

For many people, pets are family, and their furry companions accompany them everywhere. Just as a person should not ride in a motor vehicle without the use of a seat belt, pets should not travel in a car without some type of restraint, whether it is a carrier or car harness. Loose pets in a… Read More


Are Medical Expenses Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

When seeking Workers’ Compensation, the main concern is whether medical expenses will be covered if the worker is found eligible for compensation. In Pennsylvania, medical expenses will be covered or mostly covered if injuries are directly related to an accident that occurred at work. Although this may not be that important to workers who expect… Read More


When Illegally Parked Cars Get Hit

It may be hard to determine who is at-fault when a driver hits an illegally parked car. It is common knowledge that vehicles should not be parked in front of fire hydrants and other illegal places. Unfortunately, some people still break the law, creating serious hazards for all drivers. If another motorist runs into an… Read More


Mental Illness at Work

It is becoming more common for employers across the United States to address the mental health concerns of their employees, an issue that has rapidly increased over the past decade. Though there have been past misconceptions, scientists have disproven many myths about mental illnesses and employers have observed these fallacies. In fact, employees with mental… Read More


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