Workplace Injuries Archives

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


What Happens if I am Injured by an Animal at Work?

Most people do not think about being injured by an animal at work, but there are many workers whose occupations can bring them into contact with animals. Veterinarians and agricultural workers deal with animals every day, while others, like construction workers, maintenance workers, and delivery workers, may come across animals occasionally. An animal can also… Read More


Getting Back to Work After an Injury

Getting injured on the job can be very frightening. Fears of long-lasting pain and how to pay the bills can be daunting. The Workers’ Compensation insurance program is designed to allay these fears. While the program is no substitute for work, it does cover medical related bills and partial salary for a period of time…. Read More


What are the Most Common Office-Related Injuries?

When most people think about workplace injuries, they imagine dramatic accidents on dangerous worksites, but a lot of work injuries happen in office spaces. Offices seem like relatively safe places to work, but there are many dangers that exist. In order to reduce the risk of injuries, it is important to learn about the most… Read More


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