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Safety Risks of Being an Electrician

Electricians are responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical systems, which means they are exposed to potentially serious safety risks, including electric shocks and being electrocuted. Depending on the nature of the job at hand, the customer expectations, and the deadline for the job, certain jobs or tasks may be more hazardous than others. In » Read More

March is Ladder Safety Month

Employers are responsible for providing safe work environments, ensuring that all equipment is in good working order, and that workers are properly trained on how to use the equipment needed to do their job. Ladders are used at virtually every construction site. But if they are used incorrectly, or they are in need of being » Read More

Understanding FIFRA and Hazard Communication Requirements

Workers whose jobs involve coming in contact with potentially hazardous chemicals and other such materials must take the appropriate precautions when working with, or in the vicinity of, these materials. In order to avoid serious injuries or illnesses that can be caused by many of these chemicals, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) outlined » Read More

Workplace Injuries Occur Every Seven Seconds in the United States

When it comes to workplace injuries, some industries have more work-related hazards than others. For example, construction workers are more likely to be injured on the job on any given day, compared to someone who works in an office environment. In fact, the occupations that have the greatest risk of injuries include service workers, transportation » Read More

New Bill Requires Contractors to Submit Safety Plans

If passed, new legislation will help prevent serious safety violations that compromise the health and safety of workers in Maryland. Contractors or subcontractors who will be working on projects valued at $100,000 or more must submit safety plans and a health calculation worksheet within seven days of the start of the contract. In addition, the » Read More

How to File an Appeal in a Workers’ Compensation Claim

If you work in the state of Maryland, and you were injured on the job, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance company. These benefits will cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs associated with the injury. In order to collect your compensation, you will need to file a » Read More

Changes in OSHA Work-Related Injury and Illness Reporting

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) made a final ruling recently, which stated that companies with 250 or more employees are no longer required to submit specific data about employee injuries or illnesses that are work-related. Specifically, the ruling eliminated the requirement for these companies to submit information from Form 300, which is a » Read More

Workers’ Compensation Rates for Workers Injured in 2019

Each year, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission determines the maximum compensation rate that employees can receive in the event that they are injured at work. In addition to lost wages, prescription medication, and medical expenses associated with the injury, Workers’ Compensation also provides the injured employee with benefits for death and disability based on the » Read More

Does a Pre-Existing Condition Impact Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. However, if you have a pre-existing condition that was aggravated by your job activities, you may have questions about whether you are still eligible to collect benefits. While Workers’ Compensation benefits are generally for injuries and illnesses that are directly related » Read More

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Public Safety Workers

Public safety workers like police officers, firefighters, and paramedics put their lives on the line every day to provide assistance to people in need, including victims of car accidents, fires, and construction accidents. Due to the physical nature of their job, public safety employees are at risk for a range of work-related injuries that can » Read More