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Dangers of Working at Small Construction Companies: Attorney Explains

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy here in the Lehigh Valley and the construction industry is no exception. Working at a small company can have its benefits, but for construction workers, it comes with deadly risks.   A report by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has found that the fatality rate for small...

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Arthritis Caused by Your Job in Pennsylvania, Attorneys Discuss

When someone suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, their immune system is causing painful and chronic inflammation in the joints in different parts of the body, including: Hands Fee Elbows Shoulders Knees Hips Feet Why does it? Maybe it’s your job! While the cause of rheumatoid arthritis is commonly linked to genetic predisposition, new research finds a...

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Foot Injuries on the Job

Foot injuries do not get much attention as a workplace injury, but they are more common than most people realize, according to recent studies.  That’s why it’s imperative for employers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to take an active role in protecting their workers from foot injuries.  How Devastating Can A Foot Injury Be? A foot injury...

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Workplace Accident Led to Mistreatment For Amazon Worker

Amazon’s brand is ubiquitous. You can have any item delivered to your house in one day. However, all this convenience can come at a high cost for their employees.  When we buy products on Amazon, the workers in the company’s 140 distribution centers across the U.S. fill that order while working in harsh conditions, with the threat of dismissal constantly over their...

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The Injury Risks Faced by Pennsylvania EMS Providers

Emergency Medical Service providers and all other first responders have very physically demanding jobs. Every day, they perform life-saving measures under intense pressure. As a result, physical injuries among EMS providers are far too common. How EMS injuries can be prevented EMS1.com recently published an article with tips for EMS providers to prevent injuries while...

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How Life-Saving Technology Can Protect Workers

Worldwide, there are more than 320,000 fatalities every year caused by work accidents, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO). This means that, for 320,000 families, their lives are forever changed because of what is usually a preventable accident. What is more, their loss has a big impact on the workplace, as well as the...

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Opioid Addiction In The Wake of a Workplace Accident

In the wake of a devastating workplace accident, many workers need medicinal help to manage their physical pain. That’s when most physicians prescribe opiates. When used correctly, opiates can be extremely beneficial. They can help injured workers heal and get back to work, something they might not have been able to do otherwise. However, while...

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Ototoxic Exposure in the Workplace

  Everyone knows that working in loud environments can have a negative impact on an employee’s hearing. Continued exposure to loud noises could cause permanent hearing loss, as well as other health issues. However, that’s not the only situation that may result in hearing loss. Exposure to a group of chemicals known as ototoxins can...

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Congress Considers Healthcare Violence Prevention

Last month, legislation was introduced to Congress that would direct OSHA to issue rules aimed at preventing workplace violence in the healthcare sector. Led by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), the bill closely resembles a similar law which went into effect in California last year. Referred to as the Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention Act, the...

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