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Working in Cold Conditions

Working in cold conditions can be challenging. Employees who work outside in cold temperatures should be aware of safety precautions be provided with proper gear by their employers. Employers should also provide a warm, dry place for employees to avoid cold stress injuries, which is stress on the body due to working in cold temperatures… Read More


Holiday Drunk Driving

More than 10,000 people die each year in drunk driving accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). During the holidays, the risk of being involved in a traffic accident increases. The U.S Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that in December 2016, 3,067 people were injured, and 781 people were killed in drunk… Read More


Seasonal Worker Safety

Many people consider a second job during the holiday season to earn extra money to spend on gifts or holiday travel. Others who are unemployed may see seasonal employment as a quick fix to their situation. Either way, seasonal employees are entitled to Workers’ Compensation under Pennsylvania law, just like other permanent employees. Seasonal employees… Read More


Thanksgiving Travel Safety

If you are traveling this holiday season, it is vital to focus on the road to avoid potential accidents. Almost 550 people were killed in crashes across the United States during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2017. The following are safety tips to remember during the holiday season to ensure that you get to your… Read More


Facts Emphasize the Importance of Seat Belt Use

Thanks to legislation passed in the late 1960s, all manufacturers of vehicles must include seat belts in their designs. This leaves no reason for anyone to avoid using a seat belt restraint while driving. Still, not everyone admits that they wear their seat belt, particularly passengers in the back seat. Although the National Highway Traffic… Read More


Chemical Burn Injuries at Work

Many types of occupations require interactions with chemicals at work.  This could include laboratory workers, salon workers, or workers who provide cleaning services.  Employers can be liable for any injuries associated with chemical burns and liability may increase if employers have taken the appropriate steps to mitigate or prevent injuries. Common workplace chemicals that can… Read More


Dangers of Dropped Objects in the Workplace

Just about everyone has dropped something in the workplace. However, there is a difference between a dropped pencil and a dropped hammer. In fact, occupational safety statistics explain that nearly 50,000 on-the-job injuries or fatalities happen annually because an object fell. Gravity is unlikely to release its grip any time soon. Nevertheless, employees and employers… Read More


CarPlay and Andriod Auto Updates Aim to Decrease Driver Distraction

It is common today to see people looking at their smart phones while driving.  Law enforcement officials may even say that the uptick in drivers using their phones while driving is an epidemic. Many drivers rely on their smart phones for GPS directions and to make phone calls while driving. Although texting while driving is… Read More


Healthy Lungs in the Workplace

Good air quality is just as important to our health as any other aspect in our daily lives. Millions of people across the country suffer from a form of lung disease.  From emphysema to deadly lung cancers,  you or someone you know most likely has a respiratory issue. We all take breathing for granted, and… Read More


DUI Arrests and Zero Tolerance

In Pennsylvania, drivers will be issued a driving under the influence (DUI) violation if they are impaired by a specific substance, such as alcohol, over the counter medication, and illicit drugs. State troopers have a zero-tolerance approach to DUIs in Pennsylvania, but state police want to get the word out and would rather educate drivers… Read More


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