Workplace Injuries Archives

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


Temporary Workers and Workplace Protections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is taking a step to ensure that Pennsylvania employers fulfill their responsibilities to protect temporary workers. The agency is recommending that host employers as well as temporary staffing agencies detail in their contracts with one another their respective responsibilities regarding compliance with relevant OSHA standards. Having a contract that… Read More


Fatal Workplace Accidents are a Daily Occurrence

As technology advances and information spreads more rapidly, you might think that workplaces are getting safer. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Workers in Pennsylvania and across the rest of the United States are actually at a higher risk for fatal workplace accidents than they were just a few years ago. Data from the Occupational… Read More


OSHA Announces Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced its annual top 10 list of workplace safety violations reported in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. The list includes violations cited by inspectors between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2018. All but one of the violations has appeared on the list in previous years. The top… Read More


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