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Accidents on the rise for construction workers

Construction workers in Pennsylvania are part of an industry that has a reputation for workplace accidents, including those that can cause catastrophic or even fatal injuries. Despite technological advances, construction sites continue to be dangerous places to work. The Center for Construction Research and Training reported that between 2011 and 2015, fatal injuries related to… Read More


An electric shock can change your life forever

Working in most of Pennsylvania’s industries comes with certain hazards that endanger your health and possibly even your life. Some of those industries involve working with electricity in voltages that could cause significant electrical shocks. More than likely, you and your employer take measures to ensure your safety when you work with electricity. Even so,… Read More


Grain engulfment and how to prevent it

Anyone in Pennsylvania who works in or around a grain storage facility should know that grain engulfment is a safety risk. Flowing grain can trap workers in 6 to 8 seconds, completely burying them in a matter of 22 seconds. In the effort to prevent suffocation in grain, OSHA has teamed up with the National… Read More


Loud noise can lead to occupational disease

While many Pennsylvania workers know that excessive exposure to loud noise in the workplace can cause hearing loss, the effects of a noisy workplace can extend far beyond a worker’s ears. One study produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a strong link between noisy, loud workplaces and high blood pressure… Read More


Pinch points in the workplace

Pinch points are a major hazard in workplaces across Pennsylvania, especially in the construction and manufacturing industry. Pinch points, according to OSHA, are areas in machinery where workers, or parts of their body, can get caught. These can be the areas between two moving parts of machinery, between a moving and a stationary part, or… Read More


New tech may reduce construction accidents

Construction workers in Pennsylvania are probably aware that they work in one of the most dangerous industries. In 2015, for instance, the U.S. saw 937 fatalities in the private construction industry. With 5.6 million employees in the field, it can be alarming to know that 1 out of every 10 is injured on site annually…. Read More