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What Is a Workplace Degloving Injury?

A degloving injury occurs whenever skin is forcibly removed from any body part. Many workplace degloving injuries affect fingers, hands, legs, and arms, but they can occur to any part of your body. Degloving injuries are often long-lasting and might cause a partial or full disablement of a body part. Degloving injuries cause soft tissue… Read More


What Is National Safety Month?

National Safety Month takes place every June and is sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC). This observance aims to make workplaces, homes, communities, and roads safer by reducing the leading causes of injuries and fatalities. Each week focuses on different topics, and the public is strongly encouraged to participate. The first week of National… Read More


OSHA Launches New Program Focusing on Heat-Related Work Injuries

With the heat of summer quickly approaching, many employers need to be concerned about how hot their workplaces will become. Every year, many employees suffer from heat-related workplace injuries. Some employment locations are prone to becoming extremely hot, especially when the work is done either outside or in manufacturing facilities that are difficult to cool…. Read More


How Can Eye Injuries Be Avoided at Work?

Work-related eye injuries are not as common as other workplace injuries, but they can be debilitating. According to data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, approximately 2,000 work-related eye injuries occur every year in the U.S. Workers’ Compensation eye-related claims amount to roughly $300 million in lost productivity, medical treatment, and lost… Read More


What Are the Differences Between Safety Helmets and Hard Hats?

The hard hat has been synonymous with construction and manual labor industries, but modern work environments are finding that hard hats may not be the safest to use. From aluminum, fiberglass, to hard plastic, hard hats have seen changes over the past 100 years. Workplaces are now finding the use of safety helmets as safer… Read More


What Are the Dangers of Working with Solvents?

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of workers in the Philadelphia region that work with solvents on a daily basis. Solvents are a necessity for many production facilities. However, there are dozens of solvents that are dangerous to workers, and contact with these solvents can cause serious work-related injuries. Pennsylvania workers need to understand the… Read More


What Are Common Workplace Slip and Fall Accidents?

One of the major causes of workers’ compensation injuries is when workers slip and fall on the job. Slip and fall accidents can happen in almost any type of employment situation. It can happen in a production plant, a warehouse, a construction site, or even an office type environment where an employee slips on a… Read More


What Are Some Tips for Working Outdoors in Winter?

Many workers need to be outdoors in winter to do their job. However, working outside means dealing with low temperatures, snow, and ice, which can affect your working abilities. Every year in Pennsylvania, there are hundreds of winter weather-related work injuries. However, many of these injuries can be avoided. All you have to do is… Read More


How Do I Prove My Injuries Are Work Related?

Most work-related injuries are simple to handle. Most of the time, the injured worker does not miss time from work, or only misses the time needed for a trip to the emergency room. The worker gets injured, gets treatment, and returns to work. In those easy cases, there is no need to hire a lawyer…. Read More


What Should Workers Know about Musculoskeletal Disorders?

Muscle sprains and strains are a normal part of life. Yet not all musculoskeletal disorders, conditions, and problems arise from everyday occurrences. Some are the result of workplace injuries.   The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that musculoskeletal disorders make up nearly one-third of Workers’ Compensation payment claims. The average worker with a musculoskeletal… Read More


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