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15 ways to protect construction workers from falling objects

At Vellner Law, P.C., we know that working construction can be a dangerous job. One of the biggest risks to workers is from dropped objects. According to EHS Today, OSHA recorded more than 52,260 incidents of people being struck by falling objects at the workplace – an average of 143 objects striking people each day....

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What are the most dangerous jobs?

From the office to the construction site, workplace injuries can happen in any occupation. Some occupations are far more dangerous than others and have a high rate of injuries and fatalities. According to an article in EHS Today, COVID-19 has been a game-changer for workplace safety, especially in healthcare settings. We won't know exactly how...

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OSHA Coronavirus Guidelines For Construction Workers

Bethlehem PA workers’ compensation lawyer explains what you need to know The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on many parts of the country and different sectors of the economy. One profession that was affected by COVID-19 was the construction industry. That’s why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued guidelines designed to...

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Wearing Earbuds At Work May Put You At Risk

Many of us love listening to music. While you’re at work, listening to music can seem like a good way to help make the time go by. You may not want to bother your co-workers, so you put in some earbuds and turn up the music on your phone. They’re convenient, they sound great, and...

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Can you collect workers’ compensation benefits for COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic has hit Pennsylvania workers hard in many ways, and many are concerned about being exposed to the virus on the job. Some work in a hospital, supermarket, warehouse or other type of workplace that has not been temporarily closed. Others may have been exposed to the virus at another workplace before the...

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Workplace foot injuries a serious problem for older workers

Study finds foot injuries at work common, on-the-job injury lawyer reports  Work-related foot injuries have become an increasingly serious problem, especially among older workers, according to workplace accident statistics compiled by the federal government. Fortunately, there are steps older workers – and workers of all ages – can take to protect their feet and their...

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Working in retail is more dangerous than it may appear

Retail work is more strenuous than it appears and involves more than just running cash registers. Retail employees stock items on shelves, set up merchandise and displays, and handle large warehouse shipments of inventory. According to a report released by AmTrust Financial Services Inc., retail workers miss an average of 24 days of work due...

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Protecting workers from chemical hazards and toxic exposures

Workers have a right to be protected from exposure to toxic substances on the job, according to the United Nations. The UN's principles for protecting workers from toxic exposures cover responsibilities to prevent exposure, the importance of information and remedies. The international organization’s plan aimed at protecting workers from toxic exposures was discussed in a...

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How to prevent serious injuries involving stationary power tools

Stationary machines and power tools are commonly used in manufacturing, construction, and other industrial sectors. They often include: Bandsaws Table saws Drill presses Bench grinders Accidents involving stationary power tools and plug-in industrial machinery under 5HP (machines with motors that produce 3730 watts of electricity) are responsible for nearly half of all machine-related injuries each...

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