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  • Category: Workplace Injuries

    April 28th is Workers’ Memorial Day

    Workers’ Memorial Day is observed by individuals and organizations across the globe. Every year, April 28th is a day of remembrance and action in honor of workers who have been killed, disabled, injured, or made ill by their work. For locals, PhilaPOSH (the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health) will be hosting its[…]

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    DOL’s New Rule to Limit Coal Miner’s Exposure to Silica Dust

    Black lung disease, which occurs when a person inhales coal dust – particularly silica dust – is most common among coal miners. Because of this, it is often considered an occupational disease. Although there is a wealth of information on how dangerous inhalable silica is and documenting the multitude of harm that it causes, allowable[…]

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    Pennsylvania Workers Sustain Highest Fatality Rate in Almost a Decade

    According to the most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more Pennsylvania workers died from occupational injuries in 2022 than in the previous nine years. In addition, 126,400 others sustained significant work-related injuries during that same period. The numbers paint a story of the numerous risks that workers face and show how[…]

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    National Ladder Safety Month

    People have ladders in nearly every home and workplace across the country. This March is National Ladder Safety Month, an event that promotes ladder safety and aims to prevent avoidable injuries and deaths. More than 160,000 individuals are injured and thousands more die from ladder-related injuries they sustain each year. Not only are falls from[…]

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    Did You Suffer Injuries After a Scaffolding Accident or Fall at Work?

    Scaffolding accidents can result in some of the most tragic and debilitating injuries. Workers injured while performing their duties can seek Workers’ Compensation benefits from their employer. These benefits cover medical bills and a portion of lost wages. In many cases, Workers’ Compensation does not cover the full extent of an employee’s injury and damages.[…]

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