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  • March is Ladder Safety Month

    March is National Ladder Safety Month. This event raises awareness of ladder safety with a goal of decreasing preventable ladder-related injuries and deaths. According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, or InterNACHI, there are more than 164,000 injuries and 300 deaths caused by falls from ladders annually. The association also notes that many[…]

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    This March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Though there are many possible causes of brain injuries, a few of the most common are car accidents, sports, and medical injuries. For some, living with a brain injury permanently alters the trajectory of their life. For others, the complications are less severe. Each March, the Brain Injury Association of American (BIAA) sponsors a campaign[…]

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    Temporary Workers Are More Likely to Sustain Occupational Injuries Than Their Permanent Counterparts

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has long reported that temporary workers face significantly higher risks for incurring injuries on the job than permanent, non-temporary employees do. Despite the safety discrepancies, employers are equally responsible for providing a safe work environment free from recognized hazards to all workers, no matter if they work full-time[…]

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    What Are the Stages of a Workers’ Compensation Case?

    Every state has a Workers’ Compensation benefit system designed to be “no fault.” This means it is irrelevant whether an employer’s or worker’s own negligence contributed to a work-related injury or occupational diseases. Pennsylvania’s no-fault system was put into place to protect workers by ensuring benefits for lost wages, medical care, or disability. There are[…]

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    Fire Safety: Burn Awareness Week and New Federal Safety Standards for Flammable Liquids

    To protect consumers from burn injuries related to flammable liquids, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is making gas cans and other portable fuel containers safer by requiring manufacturers to equip them with flame mitigation devices. This move comes on the heels of an important national campaign; just last week, the federal agency promoted fire[…]

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