Workplace Injuries Archives

Why is Forklift Safety Overlooked?

Consumers and purchasers in the supply chain rely on warehouse workers in some way. This is true whether the last stop before a sale is a brick-and-mortar store or an online distribution or fulfillment center. In a warehouse, moving materials, parts, or finished goods is done by forms of a forklift truck. Although these vehicles… Read More


Can Workplace Injuries be Reduced by Employees Staying Home?

Workplace injuries are more common than one may think, and in many cases, the injuries are more severe than expected. As many know, workplace injuries are usually expensive and normally lessen the company’s production and efficiency when there is an employee absent. In recent years, injury management has developed, making the workplace a much safer… Read More


How Do I Handle a Work Injury That was Caused by a Third Party?

After a workplace accident, an employee can end up with large medical bills and missed work days. Some work-related injuries can even be caused by third parties. In these situations, questions arise about Workers’ Compensation and liability. If a third party caused the employee’s injury, they may be able to get compensation through a third-party… Read More


Is Fatigue a Safety Hazard at Work?

Everyone has been tired at work at some point. Fatigue occurs whenever a person is sleep deprived and needs rest. The National Safety Council (NSC), a non-profit safety advocacy organization focused on eliminating leading causes of preventable death, has found that over 43 percent of workers are sleep deprived. Symptoms of fatigue can include feeling… Read More


What is Amazon’s New Plan to Cut Worker Injuries?

Amazon has received a lot of press regarding allegedly unfair, unsafe working conditions and practices, mainly at their fulfillment centers. Workers’ Compensation statistics from the online retailer may back up employees’ concerns. Amazon’s injury rate in 2019 was 5.6 per 100 workers. This is disconcerting, particularly since Amazon continues to increase its workforce due to… Read More


What Industries Have the Highest Rates of Workplace Injuries?

Each year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collects mandated reports of workplace injuries and illnesses. They analyze the results that can be used to evaluate programmatic efficiency in reducing workplace illnesses and injuries.  The statistics include an incidence rate, which is the number of injuries per 100 employees. These rates are reported by… Read More


Is Screen Use Increasing Workplace Eye Injuries?

Work-related eye injuries are traditionally found in outdoor settings, such as lumber yards or on construction sites. However, office work has been found to be a significant source of workplace eye injuries. Paperless processing has streamlined some office tasks, reducing the need to print, copy, fax, and file paper documents. Many office workers no longer… Read More


Can Addressing Mental Health Issues Increase Workplace Safety?

Most people spend a significant amount of time at work, and daily events outside of work can have an impact on someone’s job performance and mental health. The National Safety Council dedicated a portion of its annual networking and trade show to address the problem of how employers should be doing more to handle mental… Read More


What Should I Do After I Receive a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you have been injured on the job, you could qualify for Workers’ Compensation under Pennsylvania law. Whether it is a work injury from a repetitive task or a more severe injury from an accident, you may file a Workers’ Compensation claim if the injury occurred during or because of your employment. However, denied claims… Read More


OSHA Announces Top COVID-19 Violations for 2020

During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, government agencies have been making an effort to reduce the health risks among citizens. One of the most significant sources of infection is the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued out citations to employers that failed to provide adequate COVID-19 protections to keep employees from exposure. The… Read More


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