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How can I Prevent a Workplace Strain Injury?

When one thinks of workplace injuries, images of broken bones and neck braces might come to mind. Although these can be very serious and commonplace, repetitive strain injuries and other strain injuries can also be significant, causing a lot of pain and doctor visits, as well as lost time from work. Employees who experience injuries » Read More

What is the Importance of Personal Protective Equipment for Falling Objects on Job Sites?

In construction and other types of job sites, the risk of falling objects from heights is always present. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, every year a staggering 50,000 struck-by-falling-object accidents are reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Tools, building materials, and even falling people pose a lethal risk to those » Read More

What Happens at a Workers’ Compensation Hearing in Maryland?

In Maryland and across the United States, a form of financial relief is available to assist individuals who become ill or get injured while on the job. This is known as Workers’ Compensation. Workers’ Compensation benefits are essential for injured or ill employees who not only lose their income, but also rack up costly medical » Read More

How Do I Maximize My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Every employer in the state of Maryland must purchase Workers’ Compensation insurance. An employee injured on the job is entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits regardless of who is at fault, unless the employee is guilty of gross misconduct. Workers’ Compensation claims involve one of two types of injuries: accidental personal injuries or occupational diseases. Accidental » Read More

What Should Workers Know About Amazon Warehouse Accidents?

An investigation by Reveal, a nonprofit division of the Center for Investigative Reporting, has found that e-commerce giant Amazon may be underreporting injuries at some of its warehouses. Reveal’s key findings include the following: Amazon has downplayed and underreported rising injury rates at its warehouses. A doctor who inspected Amazon warehouses for the Occupational Safety » Read More

What are the Health Risks of Working Outside During the Summer?

Working outside under any extreme weather conditions can put workers at risk for a range of health complications. During the cold winter months, workers have to protect themselves from things such as hypothermia, frostbite, and slip and fall accidents from slippery, icy conditions. As summer approaches and the temperatures rise, workers who spend the majority » Read More

What Safety Precautions Should be Taken to Prevent Scaffolding Accidents?

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), scaffolding accidents cause approximately 60 fatalities and 4,500 serious injuries each year. Roughly 25 percent of the fatalities are caused by falls from elevated work surfaces. When constructed properly and workers follow the recommended safety protocols, scaffolding can be safe work environments. However, when these » Read More

What are OSHA’s Top 10 Violations?

Recently, safety leaders at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) presented preliminary data concerning the Top 10 workplace safety standard violations for fiscal year 2020. The preliminary Top 10 list was presented during a webinar in conjunction with representatives of Safety+Health magazine. The webinar gave an opportunity to discuss how the revelation of safety » Read More

How Do I Address Unsafe Work Conditions?

All employers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment that is free of hazards that can jeopardize the health and safety of the employees. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), if the work conditions are unsafe, employees have the right to report the hazard without fear of retaliation. Unfortunately, some » Read More

What Do I Need to Know About Machine Guard Safety?

All workers are entitled to a safe work environment that is free of safety hazards which can jeopardize their health and safety. This is true for all workers, regardless of the work environment or the specific job that they perform. However, workers who handle heavy machinery can suffer devastating injuries or fatalities if the appropriate » Read More