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  • The Many Risks of Occupational Cold Exposure

      As the days and nights get colder, employers will make sure to have comprehensive safety and health plans in place to mitigate known risk factors associated with cases of occupational cold exposure. While extreme weather patterns – like very high or low temperatures — both cause nonfatal and fatal injuries, the Centers for Disease[…]


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    Five Reasons Why Employees Lose Workers’ Compensation Benefits

    Pennsylvania Law requires that all employers carry workers’ compensation insurance.  Employees who are injured on the job or contract an illness due to working conditions have the right to seek Workers’ Compensation benefits. Workers’ Compensation can help the employee pay for medical bills and recover some of their lost wages. Under Pennsylvania law, the following[…]


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    The Top 10 Most Commonly Cited Workplace Safety Violations for 2021

    OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) just released its updated list of the top ten most commonly cited workplace safety violations for this calendar year. Again, the same safety violations (hazard communication, fall protection, and others) top the list, indicating a significant need for a major safety overhaul aimed at protecting workers from preventable[…]


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    How Common Are Deadly Workplace Accidents in the United States?

    Every year, there are nearly 3 million reported workplace accidents resulting in serious injuries, and more than 5,000 of these injuries are fatal, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The deadliest accidents are the result of explosions, fires, or toxic chemical exposure. In many cases, these incidents are the direct[…]


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    Can Traumatic Work Injuries Cause Depression?

    After a traumatic work accident, employees often need long-term medical care and physical therapy. Depending on the severity of the injury, they may face health problems that linger for a lifetime. Serious work injuries may also result in depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or other mental conditions. These conditions are more than just a general[…]


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