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  • Category: Workplace Injuries

    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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    Did You Suffer a Heavy Equipment Injury at Work?

    Thousands of workers are injured or killed by heavy equipment used in construction and other industries yearly. If you or a loved one suffered a heavy equipment injury at work, an experienced Workers’ Compensation and products liability lawyer can help you file the necessary claims. What Are Examples of Dangerous Heavy Equipment? Workers in construction,[…]

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    Tips to Avoid OSHA‘s “Fatal Four”

    Every day, construction workers face an array of job-related hazards. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the “Fatal Four” are the deadliest. The top four causes of fatalities in the construction industry are falls, struck-by, caught-in/between and electrocutions. To mitigate known dangers associated with OSHA’s “Fatal Four”, employers need to take certain[…]

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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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