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OSHA enforces BBP standards for TOMRA NY Recycling

While TOMRA NY Recycling LLC may be an unfamiliar name to many Pennsylvanians, anyone who works in the solid waste collection and recycling industry should know about the settlement agreement the company entered into with OSHA. To some, the agreement is an indication that OSHA is working harder toward enforcing BBP standards in the recycling… Read More


The gig economy presents safety concerns for workers

A large minority of Pennsylvanians regularly complete side jobs by participating in the gig economy. This term refers to a broad range of work that people can do by logging into computer apps such as ride-share services and others. According to a 2016 study that was completed by Pew Research, 8 percent of Americans reported… Read More


The dangers of bloodborne pathogens

You may achieve a sense of purpose and pride because you help save lives by working in a Pennsylvania hospital. Even when you go home from work exhausted and experience frustrations and sadness, you still believe in what you do. You also believe that the hospital keeps your best interests in mind when it comes… Read More


Six ways that floor mats benefit businesses

Every year, workplace injuries cost business owners billions of dollars in injury claims and leave them with many lost work hours to contend with. Last year, private industry employers reported nearly 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This may cause business owners in Pennsylvania to wonder how they can… Read More


How 11th Circuit ruling could impact workers and employers

Pennsylvania workers and others working around machinery may be subject to OSHA’s new lockout/tag-out (LOTO) standard. However, there had been some question as to what the legal definition of machine was under this standard. Specifically, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit was asked to decide which pieces of equipment constituted a machine…. Read More