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Firefighter Safety Stand Down Week

Firefighters regularly put themselves at risk of injury during the line of duty simply because of the nature of their roles. One rarely talked about topic is the higher-than-average possibility of firefighters being diagnosed with work-related cancers. How extensive is this concern? Between 2010 and 2015, almost 30,000 firefighters studied by the National Institute for… Read More


What are Common Forklift Injuries?

On June 11, manufacturers and industrial companies are asked to recognize and commemorate National Forklift Safety Day. Plenty of workers regularly use forklifts to do their jobs. However, like all machinery, forklift operations can lead to injuries and even fatalities. Research shows that nearly 100,000 forklift accidents are reported each year. Common Injuries Related to… Read More


Common Driving Tips for Warmer Weather

Each season brings new considerations for drivers. The spring and summer months present some especially unique challenges to Pennsylvania drivers. The following tips should be considered before getting behind the wheel. Be Aware of the Sun The sun becomes a factor when driving in the spring and summer months, particularly during the daily commute to… Read More


Construction Accidents in Warmer Weather

Warm weather brings an increase in construction projects around Pennsylvania. Not surprisingly, the spring and summer months can be some the most dangerous times for people who work on construction sites. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 13 workers are hurt every day due to preventable accidents. Construction incidents can occur for a… Read More


Sharing the Road with Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Warmer weather is the time for increased numbers of pedestrians and bicyclists on the roads. During the colder months, motorists may forget what it is like to share the streets and highways with them, and walkers, joggers, and cyclists may also need to remember how to stay safe outside. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)… Read More


Memorial Day Travel Safety Tips

Memorial Day weekend is a time that many Americans look forward to. It may mean a three-day weekend, time to spend with family and friends, and honoring the men and women we lost in the military. When an entire nation is gearing up for a weekend that includes travel, it can also mean an increase… Read More


Impact of Divorce on Teenagers

Divorce is tough on everyone, including adolescents caught in the middle. Ironically, many parents expect their teenagers to handle a divorce easier than their younger siblings. However, teens feel the impact just as strongly as their younger counterparts. For this reason, divorce lawyers encourage divorcing parents to spend time focused on helping their adolescent children… Read More


Child Support and Taxes

For newly divorcing spouses, whether preparing taxes on your own or through a paid tax preparer, one typical question involves how child support payments are treated. Parents should know the tax laws and how these payments are treated. For the parent who pays child support monies to a former spouse, these payments are not tax… Read More


National Safety Stand-Down Week

Workers across Pennsylvania will recognize National Safety Stand-Down Week from May 6 to 10. Initiated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and other regulatory entities several years ago, the National Safety Stand-Down Week campaign offers an opportunity for businesses to revisit safety protocols and… Read More


Manufacturing Industry Hazards

Producing goods and products using machinery is what manufacturing is all about. This vast industry has many different categories; some of the largest sectors include electronics, computers, metals, minerals, coal, plastics, chemicals, wood, printing, transportation, and foods. Much of the work takes place at mills, factories, and plants, and each has their own operating methods,… Read More


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