Workplace Injuries Archives

Manufacturing Industry Hazards

Producing goods and products using machinery is what manufacturing is all about. This vast industry has many different categories; some of the largest sectors include electronics, computers, metals, minerals, coal, plastics, chemicals, wood, printing, transportation, and foods. Much of the work takes place at mills, factories, and plants, and each has their own operating methods,… Read More


Ergonomic Injuries in the Workplace

When thinking of workplace injuries, the first thing that may come to mind is slip-and-falls or construction accidents. However, there is an entirely separate collection of injuries that often go unnoticed. These injuries are called musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) or ergonomic injuries. They are injuries that occur when someone repeats physical tasks on a day-to-day basis…. Read More


An Overview of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The concept of workers’ compensation is often described as a compromise between the rights and needs of employers and employees. Both sides know that injuries occur. The compromise of workers’ compensation is that each side gets some benefit. Employees have compensation options when they get injured or sick on the job, while employers are not… Read More


How to Prevent the Top 5 Most Common Workplace Injuries

It may seem as though the only dangerous workplaces involve power tools or construction sites. However, that is not the case. Workplace accidents and injuries can occur at any workplace. Here are the five most common workplace injuries: Slips, Trips & Falls These types of injuries account for about one-third of all personal injuries in… Read More


Compensation for Kitchen Injuries

Wherever food is prepared, such as in restaurants, bakeries, food trucks, or factories that make and process food, people can get hurt. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the food service industry experienced more than 190,000 injuries in 2014, costing employees and business owners more than 9,000 days away from work. Kitchen accidents… Read More


What to Know About Needlestick and Sharps Injuries

It goes without saying that needles and other sharp objects can be dangerous. Needlestick and sharps injuries happen when needles or other sharp objects pierce someone’s skin. This can occur when people use, disassemble, or discard needles. These injuries can also occur due to other sharp objects, such as scissors and razor blades. According to… Read More


OSHA’s Focus Four Initiative Sees Positive Changes

One of the most dangerous industries in the United States is construction. Construction-related inspections account for 60 percent of all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections. In 2009, nearly one in five work-related fatalities occurred within the construction industry, while private industry construction fatalities accounted for almost three times that of all workers nationally…. Read More


Southern OSHA Offices Focusing on Trenching Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, strives to address workplace safety issues throughout Pennsylvania and across the United States. However, trenching and excavations are two areas in which safety remains an issue. That’s why OSHA is redoubling efforts to increase awareness and education related to these hazards. To address these issues, OSHA offices… Read More


Holiday Stress for Retail Employees Heightens Risk of Injury

People employed in the retail sector in Pennsylvania know that the holiday shopping season will bring longer hours and heavier workloads. Although some workers welcome the opportunity to earn more money, the increased demands of stocking, packing, selling and delivering merchandise raise stress levels among workers. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health warns… Read More


Avoiding Injury While Working During Winter

When snow or ice covers the ground in Pennsylvania, it can make work perilous. For instance, those who are in work vehicles are at a greater risk of skidding or losing control in poor road conditions. Workers should receive training about how to handle being stuck in a vehicle with no way to get out…. Read More


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