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March 2017 Archives

Braking and liability

Determining liability is a common issue in the aftermath of motor vehicle accidents. Pennsylvania drivers should be aware of what factors can determine liability if an accident was caused by a vehicle failing to brake.

Importance of safety training in construction

Pennsylvania residents who have worked in construction may know how much safer the industry is today compared to 50 years ago. However, there are still dangers that need to be addressed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 937 construction workers who were killed in 2015. That was the most in the sector since 2008, and it represented the highest death toll in any industry in that year.

Tips to help keep Pennsylvania landscapers safer

Like many other jobs, landscaping involves serious health risks associated with high temperatures, dangerous pieces of equipment and other factors. In fact, there are nearly 200 landscapers who die yearly from an occupational injury. By following a few, simple safety precautions while they work, however, landscapers may be able to avoid a serious or life-threatening injury.

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month

In Pennsylvania and across the country, March has been marked as National Brain Injury Awareness Month to bring attention to the fact that roughly 5 million American citizens are severely affected by a traumatic brain injury and are disabled as a result. Further, about 2.5 million adults and children experience TBIs annually, and of that amount, nearly 280,000 are admitted to hospitals and around 2.2 million obtain treatment at hospital emergency rooms.

Improving eye protection at the Pennsylvania worksite

Prevent Blindness, a nonprofit health and safety organization based in Chicago, reports that nearly 2,000 people a day suffer work-related eye injuries that require medical treatment, and about 15 percent of those injuries lead to a temporary or permanent loss of vision. Therefore, employers should do everything they possibly can to reduce eye hazards in worksites.

OSHA initiative to improve workplace safety

Some Pennsylvania workplaces might be safer for their employees since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a "Safe and Sound Campaign." The agency is asking employers to review their workplace safety and health procedures. Reducing employee injuries and illnesses may save money as well. Employers spend around $1 billion a week on workers' compensation.

The solicitor's office pledges dedication to workplace safety

Pennsylvania residents may be interested in learning that the solicitor of labor's office stated that it was committed to keeping work environments safe for employees. The solicitor's office, which assists the U.S. Department of Labor, will work to help the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's goals.

Remote control autonomous trucking

Commercial truck drivers in Kentucky may soon be able to take advantage of the technology created by an autonomous trucking startup company that would allow commercial trucks to be remotely operated. The system created by the San Francisco-based company uses radar and camera systems on the sides and front of the vehicle to allow drivers to control the truck remotely from a terminal to its final delivery destination.

Providing a safe workplace in Pennsylvania

It's important that warehouses in Pennsylvania are safe for employees and contractors to work in. If a business owner does not ensure that workers are protected from potential harm, the business could end up facing fines or legal trouble. When working to keep a workplace is safe, there are a number of things to consider, including making sure that employees know where fire escapes are, verifying that workers know safety rules and providing all safety materials and equipment necessary for people to do their jobs.