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Increased injury risks for older workers

The number of older workers is increasing in Pennsylvania and around the country. More people are choosing to stay in the workforce for longer periods of time because of financial needs and longer life expectancies. The increased proportion of older workers means that employers should take care to ensure they are safe on the job…. Read More


Workplace safety includes weather considerations

While most Pennsylvania employers are likely aware of the importance of following the safety guidelines that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has in place, they may not consider how to handle extreme weather conditions. Employers should take steps to make certain that their employees are protected when the weather conditions are poor. According to… Read More


OSHA issues final rule on recording illnesses and injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a final rule clarifying that employers in Pennsylvania and nationwide have an “ongoing obligation” to keep accurate records of workplace illnesses and injuries. The rule was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 19. The final rule does not add new requirements for compliance or record-keeping of… Read More


Hurt in a car wreck while working? You could get more compensation.

Many people here in the Philadelphia area have to drive as part of their work. Whether you are a delivery driver, you work for a cable or phone company, you are a salesman or you transport others, you face the same risks as other drivers. The difference is that if you are hurt in a… Read More


Avoiding workplace injuries caused by burns and explosions

Some Pennsylvania residents have jobs that require them to do such things as use power tools that can produce sparks, weld, grind, burn or other work that poses potential risks of burns or explosions. It is important for employers to take steps to protect their employees and for workers to follow safety precautions when performing… Read More


Final walking/working surfaces rule issued by OSHA

Workers and employers in Pennsylvania should know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published a final rule regarding walking and working surfaces for general industry as well as standards for personal fall protection systems. The rule pertains to many types of workers who are employed in jobs where slips, falls or trips may… Read More