December 2014 Archives

Healthcare workers at higher risk of suffering a workplace injury

According to a recent U.S. Labor Department report, healthcare workers have some of the highest number of incidents of workplace injuries among all occupations. The report, based on 2013 statistics, indicates a slight decline in workplace injuries compared to 2012. According to the president of the National Council for Occupational Health and Safety, the decline in workplace injuries shows how important it is to continue pushing for higher standards for workplace safety.

OSHA's campaign to focus on fall prevention

Residents of Dauphin, Pennsylvania, probably know that a fall from a ladder, scaffold or roof is the leading cause of death on a construction site. According to a preliminary 2013 U.S. Bureau of Labor report, falls were responsible for nearly 300 of 796 construction worker deaths on construction venues across the United States.

CSB aims to preventing industrial chemical accidents

The safety of industrial workers is a primary concern of federal and state authorities, including those in Pennsylvania. Among the federal regulatory agencies that are responsible for enforcing safety in workplaces are the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environment Protection Agency. Both of these agencies enforce regulations that have been enacted to help prevent industrial and workplace accidents.

Pennsylvania-based train company sued over workplace accident

Residents of Dauphin, Pennsylvania, know that preventing workplace accidents is one of the major concerns of authorities across the nation and that strict implementation of laws relating to worker safety is paramount. However, history provides instances where some employers failed to pay attention to worker safety, which resulted in avoidable on-site accidents and worker injury.

What to do when a workplace injury occurs in Pennsylvania

In the United States, strict laws are in place on federal and state levels to prevent workplace injuries. But unfortunately, accidents still occur and workers get injured in these accidents. Residents of Dauphin, Pennsylvania, agree that a serious injury at a workplace can have a huge impact on a victim and their family, both emotionally and financially. The situation only gets worse in the event that serious injury leads to permanent disability or death.

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