What are Some Workplace Summer Safety Tips?

Summer is an optimal time for many outdoor worksites to increase production, and there may be an increase in hours if the work is related to hospitality.   Although workers may be experiencing good pay over the summer season, it is important for employers to ensure worker safety in the summer sun and heat.   Employers should enforce summer safety rules and employees should advocate for themselves when work conditions may interfere with their safety while working in the heat. Although Workers’[…] Read More

Why is Amazon Prime Day Dangerous to Warehouse Workers?

Consumers look forward to Amazon Prime Day every year, which is really two days now. Amazon warehouse workers? Not so much. During the pandemic, there were many reports of Amazon warehouse workers being forced to work overtime, work while sick, and be denied bathroom breaks. These conditions should not occur, and some workers fought back. Many workers have the same feelings about Amazon Prime Day and, with that made-up holiday just behind us, many workers are now feeling the effects,[…] Read More

What Should Hotel Workers Know about Workers’ Compensation?

Competition remains fierce among companies in the hospitality industry as they compete for travelers’ business. To compete, many hotels, motels, inns, and resorts have increased their perks. These amenities can include everything from frequent towel service to luxurious bedding, all of which can take a physical toll on hospitality workers. In fact, statistics show that hospitality workers report injuries at greater-than-average rates compared with workers in other fields. This means that many hospitality workers need to avail themselves of Workers’[…] Read More

What Happens if I Crash the Company Car? 

Being in a car accident with the company car involves sorting out issues that do not arise after other car accidents. Figuring out which insurance policy or program covers what losses and how to process claims can be confusing.  The outcome will be based on the circumstances under which the accident happened, what caused the accident, and how the state where the accident took place regulates car insurance claims. When Did the Accident Happen? Companies allow their employees to use[…] Read More

Which Industries Experience the Most Fatal Work Injuries?

There are certain industries that are commonly known to involve dangerous work, with aspects that are potentially deadly. Firefighters, police officers, and soldiers put themselves in harm’s way to do their jobs. In many ways, so do workers in construction, transportation, and even retail. Some industries may not be quickly associated with dangerous jobs, but the U.S. Department of Labor keeps track of the industries that report the most fatal injuries. Some results are surprising. How can Fatality Reporting Information[…] Read More

How can PPE Protect Workers from Falling Objects?

The safety and protection of all workers are always top priority, especially when heights are involved. Many companies utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) on a regular basis such as body harnesses, self-retracting lines (SRLs), and lanyards that aid with fall protection to prevent injury. An issue that has raised concerns on job sites is falling objects. In order to keep everyone safe, this hazard has become its own separate issue that requires its own safety procedures. Regardless of taking extra[…] Read More

What Should Workers Know About Job Site Holes?

On job sites, there are many hazards. Many of these hazards can be dealt with, but accidents do occur. One of the biggest hazards on job sites are holes, which can lead to many injuries from falls. When workers have fallen and sustain various injuries because of onsite working conditions, an experienced lawyer can work with victims to aid them in getting Workers’ Compensation. The lawyer can ensure victims know their rights, have the representation they need, and work to[…] Read More

What is the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Disability Insurance? 

A person who has experienced a workplace-related injury or illness involving days away from work is covered by a state-mandated employer-funded insurance program called Workers’ Compensation.  In Pennsylvania, the program is administered through the state Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC).  See their website for information about the program at:–The-Injured-Worker-Pamphlet.aspx The program is intended to provide benefits so that an injured worker has the ability to recover and return to work, if possible, while shielding[…] Read More

What are the Safety Precautions for Workers During Demolition?

Taking down buildings and structures is dangerous work with defined safety protocols. Demolition can be by manual or mechanical methods, or it can involve explosives or other hazardous methods. Whatever the method, workers’ safety is a fundamental concern. Site safety precautions can eliminate any risk or chance of workplace-related injury. Over the past 100 years, construction demolition meant manual work with hand tools. Then came use of cranes and bulldozers. As the demolished buildings got taller, cranes used wrecking balls[…] Read More

Can Janitorial Workers Collect Workers’ Compensation?

The world would be a less healthy, less beautiful place without custodians and other janitorial workers. People in this industry are true professionals at their jobs, working tirelessly so others can stay safe and well. However, janitorial staffers may put themselves at risk to serve everyone else. When they sustain a workplace-related injury, custodial engineers deserve to be able to get the treatment they need, as well as enjoy financial security through Workers’ Compensation benefits. Are All Janitors Covered Under[…] Read More