The alarm clock rings in the morning. You turn it off but really feel like throwing it against the wall and hiding under the sheets. You really, really don't want to go to work today. You just don't feel well or feel like yourself, at least.
The trucking industry has one of the highest workers' compensation claim rates. This is often a direct result of drivers spending a long time behind the wheel, partaking in physical activity, eating poorly and neglecting to exercise.
As a bicyclist in Pennsylvania, there are many safety risks to keep in mind as you pedal down the road. Knowledge of these risks can help you avoid a serious accident with a motor vehicle that results in injury or even death.
In January, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new rule that lessens required workplace injury and illness reporting for many businesses. Under the Obama administration, OSHA began requiring businesses with at least 250 employees to electronically submit reports detailing each of these injuries and illnesses. The new rule removes that requirement.
While some industries are more dangerous than others to work in, virtually anyone can get hurt on the job. When you become injured, your likely goal is to get relief from your pain as quickly as possible. In moments like those, you may not remember what steps your employer requires you to take if you're hurt on the job. Even if you know them, you may wonder if you're really obligated to see a doctor of their selection or if you can see one of your own.
There are a variety of activities that can cause neck injuries, resulting in serious pain and discomfort. Understanding how to care for your neck is critical, as the right approach can help you avoid an injury that puts you on the shelf for an extended period of time.
People who work in construction zones have some of the most dangerous jobs there are. In addition to the inherent dangers of working on any construction site, they're at the mercy of drivers who may be impaired, drowsy or just not exercising the extra caution needed around highway construction zones.
We currently live in an era in which mental health issues are gaining increased attention in the news in Pennsylvania and for good reason. Research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health shows that as many as 45 million Americans were diagnosed with some type of mental illness in 2016. Data published by the American Heart Association (AHA) shows that 75 percent of workers have mental health issues.
A broken wrist, regardless of the cause, requires immediate medical attention. Furthermore, this type of injury can keep you from doing your job in the future, thus complicating your professional and financial life.
Millions of people spend the majority of their day working at a computer. Even if you enjoy your job, it doesn't mean you should overdo it in regard to how long you remain in one position.