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  • Category: Workers Safety

    How to Safely Use Aerial Lifts and Limit Preventable Workplace Injuries

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines an “aerial lift” as any vehicle-mounted device that is used to elevate personnel, such as an extendable boom platform, aerial ladder, articulated (jointed) boom platform, vertical tower or any combination of the devices. According to the agency, aerial lifts have by and large replaced ladders and scaffolding[…]

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    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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    June Was National Safety Month: Here’s What You May Have Missed

    Each June, the National Safety Council (NSC) observes National Safety Month. One of the safety campaign’s primary goals is to highlight the leading causes of preventable accidents in the workplace and at home. Since accidental injuries are the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States, the NSC addresses some key safety and health topics[…]

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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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    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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