What Should Workers Know About Third-Degree Burns?

Workers can sustain many different types of injuries at work. In certain types of jobs, employees may be at risk for burn work injuries. In 2017, over 3,300 Pennsylvania workers were burned on the job. Burns do not only happen as a result of an open flame. The different types of burn injuries include: Chemical burns. Radiation burns. Burns from explosions. Electrical burns. Thermal burns from coals or other gases materials. Scalding burns are caused by exposure to hot liquids.[…] Read More

How is Technology Improving Safety for Construction Workers?

Worker safety should always be forefront. Some industries are more prone to accidents because they involve more physical activity than others. In recent years, the construction industry has evolved to utilize more technology to prevent accidents and place more emphasis on the safety of workers. Below are different forms of technology that can improve worker safety. Wearable Technology Employees can now wear sensors on their bodies to detect employee fatigue levels. Some wearables can also alert employees who work with[…] Read More

How can Warehouse Employees Stay Safe at Work?

A warehouse can be a dangerous place to work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 16 workers are killed each year in warehouse and storage-related accidents. Additionally, work injuries and illnesses occur in five out of every 100 storage and warehouse workers. It is important for employers to implement strict safety measures, and create a culture of safety in the warehouse work environment. According to regulations promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there[…] Read More

What are the Benefits of CPR Training at Work?

Many people may never use cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but it is an important skill to have. CPR training can make an employee an important asset to their company as well. In the United States, approximately 220,000 people suffer from heart attacks each year. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that approximately four to five percent of those heart attacks happened to victims while they were at work. CPR is the act of providing chest compressions to another[…] Read More

Can Analytics Reduce Workplace Injuries and Deaths?

Predictive data can be used in order to reduce the likelihood of accidents and work injuries. Predictive analytics is a combination of machine learning, statistical algorithms, and data mining and determines the likelihood of accidents. With four years of data, workplace injuries can be predicted with accuracy rates as high as 97 percent. Some companies reported reducing their injury rates by almost 70 percent within 18 months using predictive analytics. Some companies have also used the data to reduce their[…] Read More

How are Robots Reducing Workplace Injuries?

Work-related injuries are expensive and also increase worker turnover. For example, in 2018, more than 115,000 manufacturing workers and 17,000 warehouse workers missed workdays due to injuries. Additionally, in 2018, more than 104 million workdays were lost because of workplace injuries and fatalities. One solution that many employers in the manufacturing and warehouse sectors are considering are deploying robots that can work alongside their human counterparts. Repetitive movements are the culprit of many different musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). MSDs comprise of[…] Read More

What Causes Work Accidents and Injuries in Offices?

Often, employers are less conscious about hazards or risks that may be present in office spaces. Workplace accidents or hazards in an office environment may be overlooked, but statistics tell show that work injuries can happen. Employers and employees must be aware of office-related dangers in order to prevent accidents. Falls are Common Accidents in Office Workplaces According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), slip and fall accidents are the most common office-related accident in the United[…] Read More

How can Slip and Fall Accidents be Prevented at Work?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slip and fall accidents account for approximately 15 percent of all accident deaths and about 25 percent of all workplace accidents. Additionally, slip and fall injuries make up more than 17 percent of all disabling work injuries. Slip and fall accidents at work account for 95 million lost work days every year, which is about 65 percent of all lost work days. If employers can prevent slip and fall accidents, it[…] Read More

How Common is Work-Related Hearing Loss?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 22 million workers are exposed to dangerous noise levels each year. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOT), about $242 million every year is spent by employers on workers’ compensation benefits related to hearing loss. Some of the most affected industries include construction, mining, and manufacturing. Regulations at Work The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has regulations regarding protections for workers who are exposed to continuous and[…] Read More

Can Pre-Existing Conditions Affect Workers’ Compensation Claims?

If a worker is hurt on the job but the injury exacerbated a previous condition, it could make the workers’ compensation claim more complicated, but it will not erase eligibility. For example, if a worker hurt their shoulder during a home improvement project but the injury was worsened at work, they should still be able to collect benefits. Depending on the situation and injury, the fact that there was a less-severe injury prior to the more debilitating injury could impact[…] Read More