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What Happens at a Workers’ Compensation Hearing in Maryland?

In Maryland and across the United States, a form of financial relief is available to assist individuals who become ill or get injured while on the job. This is known as Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ Compensation benefits are essential for injured or ill employees who not only lose their income, but also rack up costly medical » Read More

How Do I Maximize My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Every employer in the state of Maryland must purchase Workers’ Compensation insurance. An employee injured on the job is entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits regardless of who is at fault, unless the employee is guilty of gross misconduct. Workers’ Compensation claims involve one of two types of injuries: accidental personal injuries or occupational diseases. Accidental » Read More

What Should Workers Know About Amazon Warehouse Accidents?

An investigation by Reveal, a nonprofit division of the Center for Investigative Reporting, has found that e-commerce giant Amazon may be underreporting injuries at some of its warehouses. Reveal’s key findings include the following: Amazon has downplayed and underreported rising injury rates at its warehouses. A doctor who inspected Amazon warehouses for the Occupational Safety » Read More

What are the Health Risks of Working Outside During the Summer?

Working outside under any extreme weather conditions can put workers at risk for a range of health complications. During the cold winter months, workers have to protect themselves from things such as hypothermia, frostbite, and slip and fall accidents from slippery, icy conditions. As summer approaches and the temperatures rise, workers who spend the majority » Read More

What Safety Precautions Should be Taken to Prevent Scaffolding Accidents?

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), scaffolding accidents cause approximately 60 fatalities and 4,500 serious injuries each year. Roughly 25 percent of the fatalities are caused by falls from elevated work surfaces. When constructed properly and workers follow the recommended safety protocols, scaffolding can be safe work environments. However, when these » Read More

What are OSHA’s Top 10 Violations?

Recently, safety leaders at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) presented preliminary data concerning the Top 10 workplace safety standard violations for fiscal year 2020. The preliminary Top 10 list was presented during a webinar in conjunction with representatives of Safety+Health magazine. The webinar gave an opportunity to discuss how the revelation of safety » Read More

How Do I Address Unsafe Work Conditions?

All employers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment that is free of hazards that can jeopardize the health and safety of the employees. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), if the work conditions are unsafe, employees have the right to report the hazard without fear of retaliation. Unfortunately, some » Read More

What Do I Need to Know About Machine Guard Safety?

All workers are entitled to a safe work environment that is free of safety hazards which can jeopardize their health and safety. This is true for all workers, regardless of the work environment or the specific job that they perform. However, workers who handle heavy machinery can suffer devastating injuries or fatalities if the appropriate » Read More

How can Warehouse Workers Remain Safe in the Workplace?

Last September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that warehouse employment in the United States had soared up to 1.25 million workers, the highest level ever recorded; the figure for 2019 was 683,000. This surge reflects the fact that e-commerce sales have also skyrocketed past any earlier point in time. These trends were present » Read More

Are Construction Workers at Risk for Toxic Chemical Exposure?

Construction workers are exposed to a wide range of workplace hazards, including falling from heights, scaffolding accidents, electrical injuries, and getting struck by a falling object. However, there are a wide range of chemicals that are present at construction sites, some of which are toxic and can be extremely hazardous to construction workers’ health. Employers » Read More