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On-the-job drug and alcohol abuse may be putting construction workers at risk of being injured

Drug use on the job not only puts the drug user at risk but can harm other workers, as well. On-the-job overdoses can also result in serious workplace accidents, especially when heavy machinery is involved. Workers who are under the influence of alcohol and certain drugs may be more likely to make errors, due to...

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3 workplace safety practices for 2020

Companies must adapt to the latest changes in business, including workplace safety. An article in Occupational Health & Safety outlines three workplace safety trends for 2020 that employers should consider: Companies will continue to downsize workforces, forcing safety professionals to take on more responsibilities. They can no longer specialize in fire, security, environmental and other...

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What you need to know about job-related repetitive strain injuries

Not all job-related injuries are sustained during accidents. Sometimes the nature of the work being performed is enough to induce nagging aches and pains in seasoned workers. Repetitive strain injuries occur across a wide range of occupations — from office employees to construction workers. After months or years of performing the same tasks, the muscles, tendons,...

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Wake up call: Lack of sleep is a leading cause in Pennsylvania workplace accidents

Fatigue can impact our overall job performance and safety, and there is a certain demographic of Pennsylvania workers who are regularly affected by fatigue, including: Night shift workers Rotating shift workers Those who drive for long periods of time Workers who have small children Workers with sleep disorders, like sleep apnea Anyone can be at...

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Pennsylvania Attorney Discusses the Vibration Hazards Linked to Working with Power Tools

Those who work in construction and other industrial sectors throughout Pennsylvania know the toll operating power tools and heavy machinery can take on their bodies. Among the many risks associated with this type of work, vibrations to the body — especially the hands and arms — can lead to a variety of health complications. The hand-arm health...

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The Best Ways to Avoid Accidents in Food Product Manufacturing

The EHS Daily Advisor, which covers environment, health and safety management, reports nearly 20,000 food workers suffered nonfatal workplace injuries in 2016. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks the types of typical food industry injuries as follows: sprains, strains and tears (47 percent) back pain and soreness (20 percent) musculoskeletal system and connective tissue...

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How a New Series of OSHA Inspections May Protect Workers

When employers in Pennsylvania fail to comply with safety standards set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workers are at risk of getting hurt. That’s why the agency has conducted more than 32,000 inspections annually during 2017 and 2018 – a significant increase from 2016. In 2018 alone, inspections uncovered and corrected...

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An Attorney on the Best Ideas to Avoid Falls on Construction Sites

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently published a fact sheet regarding construction falls. There are, on average, falls in the construction industry that result in 310 deaths and 10,350 serious injuries each year across the United States. Rooftop falls In 2016, there were 124 fatal falls from rooftops. Roughly 81 percent...

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