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  • What Catastrophic Injuries Can Occur in the Workplace?

    February 24, 2022

    Workplace injuries can occur in any work environment, from busy construction sites, warehouses, office buildings, to health care facilities. In most cases, workers who are injured on the job recover and are able to return to work. However, if the injury is severe, it can cause a permanent disability or prevent them from being able […]

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  • How Can Protective Footwear Prevent Workplace Injuries?

    February 09, 2022

    Personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential to keeping workers safe and protected from a range of workplace hazards, like falling objects, burns, falls from heights, and workplace accidents involving heavy machinery. Depending on your specific job responsibilities, there may be a range of PPE that you are required to use in order to do your […]

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  • What Are the Dangers of Working With Heavy Equipment?

    January 03, 2022

    You may have seen front-end loaders, snow ploughs, backhoes, and other heavy equipment on the road and in construction sites. They are the work horses of the transportation, construction, and warehouse industries. Without them, workers would be spending many hours of backbreaking labor. Yet, use of heavy equipment is not without risk. Every year, heavy […]

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  • What Are Electrical Hazards in the Workplace?

    December 07, 2021

    Any time employees are repairing or working around electrical wires and devices, there is always the chance of an electrocution accident. Electrical hazards are in many construction jobs, manufacturing plants, and mechanical repair jobs. One of the most dangerous jobs in the United States is utility line work, merely due to the risk of electrocution.  […]

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  • What Are the Top Causes of Crane Accidents?

    November 19, 2021

    Cranes are highly complex pieces of heavy equipment that are capable of lifting and moving a lot of materials in the workplace. Due to their usefulness, they are ubiquitous in the construction and shipping industries, as well as across the oil and gas, aviation, and many manufacturing sectors. Cranes are essential to the running of […]

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  • What Work Injuries Are Common Across All Ages?

    November 17, 2021

    Many of the most common workplace injuries affect employees of all ages, but some impact certain age groups differently. According to a study in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM), older workers are far more likely to suffer severe or fatal injuries. Age is a factor in a disproportionate amount of claims for permanent impairment […]

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  • Why Should Construction Workers Be Cautious After Daylight Saving Time?

    October 28, 2021

    Daylight saving time (DST) ends this year on Nov. 7 at 2:00 a.m. Researchers have linked an increase of workplace accidents during the weeks following the time change. The time shift can make you feel tired enough to impact your work performance. It has also been shown that the risks of heart attack and stroke […]

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  • What are Critical Forklift Safety Tips?

    September 27, 2021

    Forklifts make tasks in warehousing, retail, construction, and numerous other industries easier. These machines allow heavy and bulky loads to be transported with ease and help workers attain higher productivity. However, forklifts can also cause workplace injuries if safety precautions are not followed. Workplace accidents involving forklifts cause about 34,900 serious injuries and 85 deaths […]

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  • University City Construction Accident Causes Fatality, Injures Another

    July 08, 2021

    A 55-year old construction worker died at a work site in the University City section of Philadelphia when he was crushed by a drill that toppled over Tuesday night. Another worker, the operator of the drilling rig, was brought to the hospital with lower body injuries, according to fire officials.Emergency responders found the man trapped under […]

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  • How can Workplace Crane Accidents be Prevented?

    April 06, 2021

    Cranes are an integral part of many large construction projects. However, cranes and other heavy machinery can be dangerous if proper safety procedures are not followed. Knowing the best ways to avoid workplace accidents involving cranes is key to maintaining safety. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported 297 deaths involving cranes between 2011 and […]

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