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Workers' Compensation Archives

Workers who sleep poorly are dangerous to the rest of us

Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) recently published a study that they'd carried out on behalf of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. After questioning several construction workers, they determined that it's likely that employee sleep greatly impacts workplace safety.

Is workers' compensation coverage mandatory in Pennsylvania?

Workers get hurt on the job in Dauphin and elsewhere in Pennsylvania daily. While many of the resulting injuries are relatively minor, others are quite serious. A worker may need to have surgery performed on them and face a lengthy recovery time. They may miss many days of work. This can make it difficult for them to cover their bills and maintain their lifestyle.

Injured workers might rely on workers' compensation benefits

Hardworking individuals usually know their job duties well. They know the risks and the proper safety procedures to follow. They are aware of how to avoid getting hurt. Unfortunately, there are some instances in which workers do suffer from injuries at work. They can turn to the workers' compensation program for benefits that will help them address the injury and its effects.

Watch for signs of occupational hearing loss

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.

How often are workers exposed to toxins at work?

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.

What steps should I follow after an injury on the job?

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.

An East Allen conductor is crushed in between train cars

A train crash and derailment at a cement plant in Northhampton County earlier this month resulted in one of the employees there being transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The incident happened at the Keystone Cement Company in East Allen Township right around noon.

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