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Ground-Services Vendor at BWI Marshall Airport Cited for Safety Violations

Menzies Aviation is a ground-services vendor that provides passenger, ramp, and cargo handling services for every airline at Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport. Recently, the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) agency conducted a safety inspection at the airport to determine whether there were any violations that put employees at risk for workplace accidents and injuries. » Read More

Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits While Collecting Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you were injured at work, and you are collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits, you might assume that this disqualifies you from being able to collect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). In fact, you can collect both benefits at the same time. However, the amount of SSDI you receive is going to be reduced by a » Read More

Widow of Deceased Firefighter Eligible for Death Benefits Despite Husband’s Prior Workers’ Compensation Settlement

A volunteer firefighter for the Huntington Volunteer Fire Department recently died at age 72 from a heart attack brought on by heart disease and high blood pressure. The worker filed an occupational illness claim against the fire department and its two insurers. In 2015, he received a settlement for lump sums of $100,000 and $50,000, » Read More

Fatal Accident Brings Attention to Caught-In/Between Hazards

On August 9, a 30-year-old employee with Maryland Landscape Supply was in the process of putting a container into a front-end loader when he became pinned between the machine and a truck. Police were called to the scene by a man who was working nearby. Unfortunately, the worker did not survive the accident. According to » Read More

September 3-6 Marks the First Annual Respiratory Protection Week

Each year for the past eight years, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has held a respiratory awareness event on September 5. The event, called N95 Day, highlights the importance of using N95s, disposable masks that cover the nose and mouth, which prevents the wearer from breathing in hazardous substances. The NIOSH » Read More

What are Common Truck Ergonomics?

Truck drivers spend most of their workday behind the steering wheel inside the cab of their truck. Neck strain, back pain, and shoulder problems are common injuries sustained by workers in this profession. Thankfully, a new focus on ergonomics is helping to alleviate some of these truck driver injuries and problems. Ergonomics refers to design » Read More

How Can I Tackle Workplace Burnout?

Everyone feels a little stressed out at work now and then. However, true cases of long-term burnout can lead to more than a few days of intense emotions. In fact, workplace burnout can lead to a host of physical and mental problems. For that reason, workers who suspect they are experiencing job-related burnout should take » Read More

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you have been injured at work, a Workers’ Compensation lawyer can help ensure that you receive the full financial benefits to which you are entitled. If your injury is severe and prevents you from being able to return to work, you should be eligible to collect temporary or permanent disability benefits, depending on the » Read More

Carbon Monoxide Dangers in the Workplace

Because carbon monoxide has no smell, taste or color, it is a particularly dangerous and fatal gas. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), carbon monoxide exposure often results in industries where materials containing carbon are burned. Such materials include gasoline, natural gas, wood, kerosene, propane, oil, and coal. When a person inhales » Read More

Common Workers’ Compensation Mistakes

When a worker is injured on the job, they are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. These benefits cover the costs associated with the injury, including medical bills, prescription medication, physical therapy, and vocational assistance. However, the Workers’ Compensation claims process can be complicated, and there are common mistakes people make that result in their claim » Read More