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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

Best Practices to Reduce Occupational Cancer in Firefighters

Firefighters put their lives on the line every time they are called to an emergency. From putting out fires to responding to dangerous chemical spills, these brave men and women do not hesitate to do what is required of them, even if it means putting their own lives in danger. In addition to the risk » Read More

Distracted Driving Through Work Zone

Construction workers and engineers who are responsible for maintaining our roads and highways work very hard to build new roads and bridges, repair existing roads, and fill cracks and potholes. Work zones can be dangerous, particularly when large, heavy machinery is often used to move heavy objects, dig trenches, or help workers complete tasks they » Read More

Reopening a Workers’ Compensation Claim for a Worsening of Condition

When an employee is injured at work, they may need to miss several days, weeks, or more of work to fully recover from the injury. Fortunately, Workers’ Compensation benefits cover the costs of medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses associated with the injury. The employee will continue to receive these benefits until they have » Read More

Large Equipment and Machine Accidents

In the construction, agriculture, manufacturing, and trucking industries, large equipment and machinery are necessary to complete certain types of jobs. Without the use of forklifts, cranes, excavators, and trenchers, workers would not be able to lift, dig, or transport heavy objects or material from one place to another. While these machines make certain tasks easier, » Read More