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What Is a Workplace Degloving Injury?

A degloving injury occurs whenever skin is forcibly removed from any body part. Many workplace degloving injuries affect fingers, hands, legs, and arms, but they can occur to any part of your body. Degloving injuries are often long-lasting and might cause a partial or full disablement of a body part. Degloving injuries cause soft tissue… Read More


What Are Leading Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents?

Distracted driving occurs whenever you take your eyes and focus off the road while driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 287,000 car accidents were caused by distracted drivers in 2019. Injuries from distracted driving totaled 15 percent of all injury accidents that year. If you take your eyes off… Read More


What Is National Safety Month?

National Safety Month takes place every June and is sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC). This observance aims to make workplaces, homes, communities, and roads safer by reducing the leading causes of injuries and fatalities. Each week focuses on different topics, and the public is strongly encouraged to participate. The first week of National… Read More


OSHA Launches New Program Focusing on Heat-Related Work Injuries

With the heat of summer quickly approaching, many employers need to be concerned about how hot their workplaces will become. Every year, many employees suffer from heat-related workplace injuries. Some employment locations are prone to becoming extremely hot, especially when the work is done either outside or in manufacturing facilities that are difficult to cool…. Read More


How Can I Avoid a Memorial Day Weekend Accident?

The Memorial Day holiday weekend is one of the most popular holidays. Not only do we use the holiday to remember the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States armed forces, but it is often considered the unofficial beginning of summer. At that time, most colleges are done for the summer… Read More


What Soft Tissue Injuries Are Common in Car Accidents?

The chance of getting into a car accident is always possible, particularly with the number of cars on the road at any given time. With any car accident, there is always the risk of an injury. Soft tissue injuries are the most common type of injury you can suffer in a car accident. The body’s… Read More


How Can Eye Injuries Be Avoided at Work?

Work-related eye injuries are not as common as other workplace injuries, but they can be debilitating. According to data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, approximately 2,000 work-related eye injuries occur every year in the U.S. Workers’ Compensation eye-related claims amount to roughly $300 million in lost productivity, medical treatment, and lost… Read More


What Are the Top Causes of Parking Lot Accidents?

When you think about a car accident, you might envision highways, major damage, and injuries. However, despite slow speed limits, many accidents happen in parking lots. In fact, the National Safety Council (NSC) reported that one in out five car accidents happen in parking lots, with over 50,000 parking lot and garage accidents per year…. Read More


What Are the Differences Between Safety Helmets and Hard Hats?

The hard hat has been synonymous with construction and manual labor industries, but modern work environments are finding that hard hats may not be the safest to use. From aluminum, fiberglass, to hard plastic, hard hats have seen changes over the past 100 years. Workplaces are now finding the use of safety helmets as safer… Read More


How Can I Drive Safely This Easter Weekend?

Easter is a major weekend in the United States, including Greater Philadelphia region. Traffic is congested on most weekends, but it is even more congested and busy on Easter during the holiday weekend. Many people travel to see family and friends to celebrate the holiday together, but with increased holiday traffic comes an increase in… Read More


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