A 35-year-old meat processing plant worker died on the job in Muncy Township last week.
If you get hurt in an accident at work, your first thought is probably getting the medical care you need as soon as possible. Whether your employer provides on-site medical staff or you have to leave to see a doctor or go to a hospital, you may not stop to tell anybody about what happened.
With the spring season in full swing in Pennsylvania, landscape companies throughout the state are busier than ever. If you work in this industry, you may find yourself pushing or riding a lawnmower almost every day of the week.
On many work sites, especially in the construction industry, there are always people working at height. While this is unavoidable, these workers must be careful to never drop an object to the ground below.
If you work outdoors during the spring and summer months, there's always a chance you'll push yourself too far. Doing so can result in many illnesses and injuries, such as heat stroke.
Hearing loss isn't necessarily an inevitable fact of aging -- but it is a common occupational hazard that affects many different kinds of workers. Factory employees, construction workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics, for example, are among some of the diverse types of workers who can suffer job-related hearing loss.
A Bala Cynwyd tree worker was seriously injured when they were electrocuted and burned by electrical wires on the morning of April 11.
Even if you don't work in a physically intensive industry, there's still a chance you could suffer an on-the-job injury. For example, if you're an office worker, a slip-and-fall accident could result in a concussion.
Distracted driving is a social scourge that has received significant media attention in recent years. From major plot lines involving distracted driving crashes on popular network television shows to awareness campaigns and advertisement by police agencies and state governments, attempts at raising awareness have certainly succeeded.
A United Nations (UN) toxins specialist published a study late last year about the risk of toxic exposure that workers from all around the world face. He noted that a worker dies from hazardous work conditions every 15 seconds. Every 30 seconds, they die after coming in contact with toxins.
An average adult takes 20,000 breaths each day. Certain pollutants including dirt, fibers, germs, chemicals, smoke and dust may cause some individuals' lungs to function differently others. Those who work in industries in which they're surrounded by these are at increased risk for developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), cancer, an infection, fibrosis or scarring.