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  • Category: Workers’ Compensation

    What Should I Do if I Suffer a Heat-Related Injury at Work?

    Pennsylvania and states across the country have seen extreme temperatures this summer. According to the National Weather Service, more than 46 million Americans have been under heat alerts over the last 30 days. This raises concerns about the health and safety of workers in various industries. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, employers are[…]

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    Amazon’s Fourth Penalty This Year is For Failing to Give Workers Timely Medical Care

    A recent news release from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) contains numerous allegations against Amazon, including the company failed to provide timely, adequate medical care to at least ten workers at a Castleton, New York fulfillment center over a nine-month period from August 2022 to April 2023. Although six of the workers sustained[…]

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    Preventing Toxic Exposure in the Workplace

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that the U.S. uses an excess of 86,000 types of chemicals to perform different tasks. For individuals who encounter chemical hazards and toxic substances in the workplace, this poses a unique health and safety risk. To protect these workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has guidelines and[…]

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    Proposed PA House Bill 930 Would Expand Coverage to Permanently Disfigured Workers

    House Bill 930, formerly House Bill 2061, has been reintroduced by State Representative Dawkins. The Bill, which passed the House on May 2, 2023, was referred to Labor & Industry in April and amended the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act by expanding the benefits for permanent disfigurement. Workers’ Compensation benefits would cover scars below the neck,[…]

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    Bureau of Labor Statistics Report Shows Workplace Fatalities Are Increasing

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) most recent report on occupational fatalities, there was an 8.9% jump in workplace fatalities between 2020 and 2021. While employers may be required by federal law to have numerous safeguards in place to protect employees from known and recognizable hazards, the BLS’ report highlights how workers continue[…]

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