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How to Maintain a Healthy Workforce

While a growing number of employees are working from home these days, a significant percentage of employees still report to an office or place of employment, at least a few times a week. That means sharing certain pieces of office equipment, and spending time in shared spaces like kitchens, bathrooms, and conference rooms. The more » Read More

Hazards of Petroleum Exposure

An employee at Turner Specialty Services tragically lost his life while performing his regular job duties at a petroleum refining facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was working in a confined space, where he asphyxiated after he lost air supply. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Turner Specialty Services and Hunt Refining Co. » Read More

Amazon Warehouse Workers at Increased Risk for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Amazon delivers thousands of packages to consumers across the country every day. Customers expect to be able to place an order and have their package delivered within a day or two. For the warehouse workers responsible for preparing these packages, this can involve a great deal of lifting, bending, twisting, and running for up to » Read More

Safety Tips for Tower Workers

Safety is a priority for all workers, but when your job involves climbing communications towers that average 200 feet in height, taking the appropriate safety precautions is often a matter of life or death. In addition to falls from high altitudes, tower workers face a range of hazards, including electrocution, equipment failure, and structural collapse. » Read More

Dust from Artificial Stone Linked to Irreversible Lung Injury in Workers

Engineered stone is one of the most popular materials used for countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. Unlike natural stone, engineered stone counters are less likely to crack or stain and are easy to clean. However, because countertops are made up of 90 percent silica, workers who are exposed to silica dust develop health risks, including » Read More

Seeking Workers’ Compensation Benefits After a Work Accident

Workplace injuries are an unfortunate reality, particularly in industries such as construction, warehousing, and transportation. Maryland law states that employers must provide Workers’ Compensation insurance coverage for employees who are injured on the job. This coverage provides financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits if the injury prevents the worker from returning » Read More

Maryland’s Move Over Law Protects Workers and First Responders

Safety officials created the Move Over law to protect first responders from oncoming traffic when they are parked by the side of the road assisting other motorists. According to the Maryland State Highway Administration, the law is being expanded to include transportation, service and utility vehicles, and waste and recycling trucks that have their lights » Read More

Importance of PPE for Maritime Workers

Personal protective equipment (PPE) protects workers from certain health and safety risks while they are on the job. From helmets, goggles, and gloves to safety boots, respirators, and masks, PPEs are crucial to workplace safety, particularly in certain industries where workers are exposed to a range of potentially dangerous hazards. Maritime workers face a range » Read More

Health Care Workers Experience Surge in Workplace Violence

Doctors, nurses, physicians’ assistants, orderlies, and other health care workers dedicate themselves to providing the best care possible for their patients. Oftentimes, they work long hours in emergency rooms, hospital wards, and clinics, where they are exposed to a range of infections and serious illnesses, some of which are highly contagious. Unfortunately, they are also » Read More

Bullying Impacts Workplace Safety

Most people encounter a difficult boss at some point in their career. It is something that most adults have to learn to deal with in a mature and professional way. However, there is a difference between a boss who is difficult, and one who bullies their employees on a regular basis. Workers who are bullied » Read More