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Bethesda Construction Site Accident Ends in Tragic Fatality  

A 43-year-old construction worker suffered a fatal injury while working at a construction site in Bethesda in early October. The accident occurred while the worker was in the process of dismantling a pressurized tank. One of the pipes that was attached to the tank came loose and struck the worker. Emergency medical technicians rushed the » Read More

Tragic Events Can Cause PTSD in First Responders

In early October 20 people lost their lives in a tragic limousine accident in Schoharie, New York. First responders rushed to the scene of the accident, where they assessed the situation and did what they are trained to do. Unfortunately, what they saw when they started prying open the mangled vehicle was unlike anything they » Read More

Work-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents on the Rise  

According to a report by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), the number of Workers’ Compensation motor vehicle accidents has increased recently. This comes on the heels of an extended period of declines. While this does not reflect the overall frequency of Workers’ Compensation injuries, which have been on a steady decline, it is » Read More

Flight Attendants at Risk for Certain Types of Cancer

There are quite a few perks to being a flight attendant, including receiving free or discounted plane tickets, traveling to new and exciting destinations, and the opportunity to meet and interact with new people every day. However, in addition to having to calm the occasional grumpy passenger, flight attendants may also be at risk for » Read More

The Mental and Financial Strain of Operating a Tow Truck

When there is a serious accident on a busy highway or a local road, first responders like police, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians rush to the scene to help the victims and provide immediate medical attention to the injured motorists. To help clear away the damaged vehicles, tow truck operators are also called to the » Read More

CNAs Suffer More Workplace Injuries Than Any Other Profession

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that Certified Nursing Aides (CNAs) suffer more injuries while on the job than police officers, correctional officers, and repair workers. In addition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), of all injuries reported by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from 2012-2014, close to » Read More

Falls from Heights – A Major Hazard in the Construction Industry

Earlier in the summer of 2018, a construction worker fell off the roof of a six-story building in downtown Baltimore. The 19-year-old worker attempted to prevent a large cart from rolling off the roof, but the weight and momentum of the cart ended up pushing him from the roof of the storage building at Pleasant » Read More

Solar Worker Safety

As the solar energy industry continues to grow, so does the demand for solar energy installation workers. The executive director of sustainable energy solutions for the California Labor Management Cooperation Committee has voiced concerns about the new workers’ skill level, and notes that they may be at risk in terms of safety. According to the » Read More

How to Protect Yourself from Occupational Hearing Loss

October is National Audiology Awareness Month, as well as Hearing Loss Awareness Month. This is a great opportunity for employers and employees to be more proactive about protecting their hearing while at work. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) injuries affect a wide range of employees. This includes police officers, firefighters, factory workers, and construction workers, all » Read More

The “Dirty Dozen” Companies Prospective Employees Should Avoid  

If you are in the process of looking for a new job, it is always recommended that you do your research, to learn as much as possible about the companies where you will be interviewing. Unfortunately, not all companies provide the safe work environment that you would, and should, expect from an employer. Each year, » Read More