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  • Façade Work Hazards

    Construction workers have dangerous jobs; according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction has the highest fatality rate of any industry. Façade work, particularly when workers perform it on scaffolding, is especially treacherous. A façade is the exterior face or wall of a building. Workers usually conduct façade work at elevated heights, which[…]

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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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    Is Post-Concussion Syndrome Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

    Workers who suffer head injuries on the job might develop post-concussion syndrome. This condition causes prolonged dizziness and other serious symptoms that make it impossible to return to work. Post-concussion syndrome is covered by Workers’ Compensation, however, it is not always easy to prove that it is a direct result of a work accident. One[…]

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