Workplace Injuries Archives

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


CDC recommends preventative measures for carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an occupational injury of the hands and wrists that afflicts workers in Pennsylvania who perform repetitive or forceful tasks. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified some of the industries with the highest risks for this condition that compresses the median nerve within the carpal… Read More


OIG audit finds OSHA reporting system lacking

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is not collecting enough information on workplace deaths and injuries that occur in Pennsylvania and around the country, according to a government audit report. In addition, the agency does not always issue citations to employers that fail to report these incidents. For the report, which was released on… Read More


Come rain or sun, landscapers will be at risk

A significant percentage of the Pennsylvania workforce spend most of their time outdoors. If you work in the landscaping industry, you will face some of the same hazards as those that outdoor workers in sectors like construction face. If your employer does not have a proactive safety approach, you might have to come up with… Read More


Never underestimate the dangers posed by forklifts

Forklifts have become essential tools in various industries. However, many employers and employees do not give lift trucks the respect they deserve. Thousands of forklift accidents cause injuries and fatalities every year because employers and employees underestimate the dangers they pose. Regardless of whether you work on a construction site, in a warehouse, fulfillment center… Read More


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