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  • Category: Slip & Fall

    Protecting Senior Citizens from Injury-Causing Falls

    According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in individuals over the age of 65. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that more than 1 in 4 Americans age 65 or older fall every year. There are many steps that individuals[…]

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    Snow and Ice Removal

    Depending on where you live, the laws concerning who is responsible for shoveling snow and clearing sidewalks can vary. As a result of a citywide ordinance throughout Philadelphia all businesses, home owners, landlords and even some renters are legally obligated to remove snow from sidewalks within 6 hours of a storm and snow accumulation. Some[…]

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    Winter Construction Hazards

    Construction workers face risks of serious and fatal injuries daily, but winter brings even more safety concerns to those in the profession. Exposure to cold temperatures and icy or slippery work surfaces and roadways can lead to accidents and injuries. Rooftops covered with snow, downed electrical wires, and driving accidents pose unique hazards to construction[…]

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    Over 2 Million Individuals Work on Scaffolds: How can Employers Keep Them Safe?

    Approximately 2.3 million individuals work on scaffolds every year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) –but 4,500 of them are injured and another 60 die largely because of employer safety failures. The administration reports that the cause of these accidents is often the support or planking giving way, or that a worker[…]

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    OSHA’s Slip n’ Fall Guidelines – Did You Know About Them?

    Last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new set of guidelines on workplace safety, specifically targeting slips and falls along with other common causes of injury. OSHA believes that the new safety standards could help prevent up to 5,000 workplace injuries every year. The only problem is, data shows that most[…]

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