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How Will OSHA’s Updated COVID-19 Guidance Protect Workers?

It has been over a year since the first case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected in Wuhan, China. Since then, it has spread like wildfire to become the worst global pandemic in over 100 years. There have been over 41 million cases and 1.1 million deaths worldwide, according to recent reports. The Occupational Safety and » Read More

Are Workers Concerned About COVID-19 Exposure in the Workplace?

The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the United States is still disturbingly high. In fact, according to data from Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the United States currently has more COVID-19 cases than any other country in the world. As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available, the National Safety » Read More

How can Employers Create a Safe Work Environment?

Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment that is free of any hazards that can jeopardize workers’ health and safety. That means identifying hazardous work conditions and taking the necessary steps to have them removed, making sure that workers are properly trained, proving workers with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and » Read More

How is the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacting Workers’ Mental Health?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is known to cause a range of physical symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, and extreme fatigue. To date, the virus has claimed the lives of over 350,000 people in the United States alone. In addition to the impact this has had on people’s physical health, » Read More

What are Some Work Safety Tips for the New Year?

A new year signifies opportunities for improvement, both personal and professional. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis introduced new challenges for both businesses and workers, including those related to work safety. With 2,836 work-related fatalities and approximately 2.8 million nonfatal injuries and occupational illnesses reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 2019 alone, workplace » Read More

Are Cloth Face Masks Considered Personal Protective Equipment?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is to practice social distancing, wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and wear a face mask. In most public places, people are prohibited from entering unless they are » Read More

Can I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim for Eye Strain?

When it comes to work-related accidents and injuries, readers may be surprised to learn how frequently eye injuries occur in different workplaces across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 2,000 workers suffer an eye injury requiring medical treatment every day in the United States. Many workers have minor injuries » Read More

What Should Employers Do to Keep Seasonal Workers Safe?

This is the season for a major spike in holiday shopping, which means that many retailers need to hire additional staff in order to accommodate the increase in business.  In addition to retail, other industries experience a significant increase in business during the holidays, including distribution centers, warehouses, and delivery workers. To meet the increased » Read More

What is National Miners Day?

Each year on December 6, National Miners Day recognizes the hard-working individuals who risk their health and their lives to extract coal, copper, gravel, limestone, and other minerals from the earth that are used in a wide range of products, from glass and sheetrock to electrical wiring and construction materials. Mining is difficult, dangerous work, » Read More

Is Travel for Work Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Many people in Baltimore, and throughout Maryland, travel for work. The travel might be occasional or constant. It may be local, national, or even international. It may occur during working hours or outside of normal working hours. One question that is often asked of a Workers’ Compensation lawyer is if an accident that occurs while » Read More