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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


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


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


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


Workers’ Compensation for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that affects about 15 million Americans, and experts believe it will be the third-leading cause of death by next year. Smoking can cause COPD, but genetics and exposure to fume, dusts, or gases at work can also be prominent factors. Smokers and those with asthma that… Read More


Boosting Safety in Manufacturing

Manufacturing products requires heavy-duty machinery and could demand dozens of people to operate them on a mass scale. Most products, from printer paper to smart phones, came from raw or synthetic materials and are assembled into the high-quality, finished products we see today. It is still one of the world’s largest industries because it requires… Read More


Workers’ Compensation for Scars and Disfigurement

Workplace accidents can lead to different types of injuries, some with long lasting aftereffects, such as scars and disfigurement. Employees that suffer these impairments may qualify for disability benefits from their company’s workers’ compensation insurance carriers. It depends on several factors, such as the type of injury, where it occurred, where the injury is located… Read More


What is an Impairment Rating Evaluation?

After you received workers’ compensation benefits for two years, you may be asked to undergo a medical examination to receive an impairment rating. The impairment rating you are given can have a significant effect on your ability to make ends meet because it can shorten the total time you receive workers’ compensation benefits. How Impairment… Read More


Installation Safety for Workers

Working at heights is a skilled profession but requires stringent safety practices to ensure that workers are protected from injury. In a recent case, the California state occupational safety and health agency fined a solar installation company over $190,000 for major safety and health violations after a worker was seriously injured in a fall. The… Read More


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