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July 2017 Archives

OSHA launches an investigation into a Lancaster worker's death

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Monday, July 17, 2017, announced that they are stepping in to investigate the death of a 47-year-old Landisville man. He was working at Phoenix Packaging Inc. on Saturday morning, July 15, when he became trapped under a heavy lift used in the packaging manufacturer's warehouse. He was killed in the process. Executives with the Mount Joy-based company immediately reported the worker's injuries to the appropriate OSHA authorities as soon as the accident occurred early that fateful Saturday morning. Based on the information provided by his employer, OSHA launched their very own investigation into what occurred.

Asbestos exposure experiences and respective cancer risks

Asbestos is comprised of naturally-occurring minerals. It's also used in many trades, like the auto and home construction industries, largely because of its ability to resist heat and fire. If you've ever heard someone speak about asbestos though, then most likely he or she has warned you to steer very far away from it. This is because, in recent decades, researchers have found that it can be particularly harmful to an individual's health.

Pennsylvania ranks third among states with worker injuries

During 2015 and 2016, more than 1,595 severe workplace injuries were reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) by Pennsylvania employers. OSHA defines any type of injury that results in either the loss of an eye, an amputation or hospitalization as a severe injury.Among the severe injuries reported by Pennsylvania employers between 2015 and 2016, an alarming 28 percent involved employees losing either their fingernails or amputation of their fingers. Hands accounted for another 5 percent of all injuries. Toes accounted for 1 percent all of reported cases.Aside from Pennsylvania, there are 21 other states that run their own OSHA programs. In each of these states, they collect injury data for employees who work not just in federal positions, but private and public ones.

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