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Worker Loses Life in Tragic Meat Grinder Accident

An employee at the Economy Locker Storage Company in Pennsdale, Pennsylvania was working at a processing plant when she either fell or was pulled into a meat grinder. No one saw the horrific accident occur. Fire and emergency medical personnel were called to the scene after another employee reported hearing noises coming from the machine. » Read More

Safety Risks of Working with Bleach

Bleach is a common household cleaning solution that is effective at killing harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It is also used as a laundry solution to whiten fabrics and other items. However, when used improperly, or when mixing it with certain chemicals or cleaners, it can cause a range of safety hazards, including skin and » Read More

Using Drones in the Construction Industry

In recent years, a growing number of construction sites are using drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to prevent common injuries and fatalities that occur in the construction industry. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), construction workers and site managers can use drones for a range of things, including aerial » Read More

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Employees with Multiple Jobs

If you were injured at work, you are eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits from your employer if you can prove that the injury was work-related. However, for the 7.8 million Americans who have more than one job, things can get a bit complicated when it comes to collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits. You may have » Read More

Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Included in a Divorce Settlement?

When an employee is injured on the job, they are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. Depending on the circumstances of the injury, the employee may receive a sizeable financial settlement. However, if the injured party is going through a divorce, questions may arise as to whether the settlement amount is considered marital property. If it » Read More

National Safety Stand-Down Week

Falls are one of the leading causes of fatal injuries in the construction industry. To help raise awareness of the dangers of falls in construction, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) are providing a range of » Read More

Flood Dangers at Work

Floods can be severe and are often difficult to predict. Similar to other weather-related disasters, floods are dangerous, and account for property damage and injuries. Flooding is not a seasonal event; it can occur year-round due to many different situations. It is always best to be prepared if flooding occurs at work. Floods can occur » Read More

May is National Electrical Safety Month

Electrical hazards in the workplace can cause serious injuries and fatalities if workers and employers do not take appropriate safety precautions. To raise awareness of National Electrical Safety Month, which takes place in May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) created a campaign that educates audiences about how to prevent injuries, fatalities, and property loss » Read More

Assault in the Workplace

The #MeToo movement has raised awareness of assault occurring in the workplace. Unfortunately, too many women continue to be assaulted at work. In some cases, the resulting injuries cause them to miss days of work. In fact, according to a report by the National Safety Council, women suffer 70 percent of all nonfatal assault-related injuries » Read More

New Legislation Seeks Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Medical Marijuana

A growing number of states have approved the use of medical marijuana for a range of conditions, including arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy. It is also used to combat the nausea that is often associated with cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy. The Maryland Senate recently passed a bill that requires Workers’ Compensation providers to cover » Read More