What Is an OSHA Recordable Incident?
An employer might do a lot to reduce the number of work-related injuries that occur, but accidents can and do happen from time to time. In 2019, 5,333 people died on the job across the United States. There were 3.2 recordable cases per 100 employees in Pennsylvania in 2019, with 1.8 cases per 100 employees requiring […]Continue Reading
Common Construction Injuries
7 Common Construction Injuries Working in the construction industry carries inherent risks. To protect individuals from harm, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has strict safety guidelines for job sites. Workers can face serious injury when construction companies fail to meet all these occupational safety regulations. When neglect or human error results in injury, […]Continue Reading
Common Forklift Accidents and Injuries
Common Forklift Accidents and Injuries A forklift is mainly used in the workplace to transport and carry heavy materials in non-roadway areas. Powered platform trucks and order pickers fall under the forklift category. A forklift-related injury is also cross-categorized by the event type, typically as a transportation accident or an incident that involves contact with […]Continue Reading
How Do Layoffs and Plant Closures Impact Workers’ Compensation?
How Do Layoffs and Plant Closures Impact Workers’ Compensation? In Pennsylvania, employers are required by law to provide workers’ compensation insurance, so they hire separate insurance companies that are responsible for providing this coverage. Employers can obtain this insurance through private insurance companies, self-insurance or the State Workers’ Insurance Fund. As an employee, your coverage […]Continue Reading
Most Dangerous Mining Accidents
Most Dangerous Mining Accidents The coal mining industry can be a dangerous one for workers. Accidents in mines can lead to injuries, illnesses and fatalities. Coal mining deaths most frequently occur during contact with objects and transportation or during equipment incidents. Most serious illnesses and injuries require workers to take days off of work, leading to […]Continue Reading