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What kind of injury risks do private hospital workers face?

Data compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 captured how private hospital work is particularly dangerous. BLS researchers determined that six out of over 100 full-time workers in this industry are hurt on the job. This injury rate can be likened to other more traditionally dangerous job roles. The nonfatal illnesses or injuries that occur in these types of facilities are varied.

There are options if you're injured on the job in Pennsylvania

A Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index (LMWSI) report published earlier this year outlined what the leading causes of serious on-the-job injuries are. The researchers working on the project defined "serious" as any incident that causes workers to miss five or more days from the job.

Workers' compensation is expensive in Pennsylvania

Workers' compensation is a vital guarantee for employees that any injury they suffer on the job. This is especially important for people with high-risk professions, such as construction workers and emergency service personnel. Thousands of Pennsylvanians require workers' compensation benefits every year, and this can be costly to employers and the state.

New Pennsylvania law may expand occupational injuries

Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation Act is an essential protection for all types of employees across the state. Although the most notable workplace injuries are often in factories or warehouses where machinery and high-volume products pose risks, office workers can suffer repetitive stress injuries and anyone can experience an accident. One type of injury is getting more attention as it affects a disturbing number of Pennsylvanians.

How does a workers' compensation benefits claim work?

If you are injured on the job, a lot of thoughts will fly through your head even before you get care. Many of those thoughts will be negative or apprehensive, such as wondering how much treatment will cost you or what your family will do for money until you can get back to work. Fortunately, Pennsylvania law requires companies to be insured to provide workers' compensation benefits.

Entertainment alliance acts to reduce workplace injuries

For Pennsylvania workers in the entertainment industry, it's necessary to take special precautions to avoid serious workplace accidents. On-the-job injuries for entertainment industry employees can come as a result of electrical mishaps, falls and other hazards found on movie sets, in theaters and at concert venues. Because of the risks to health and life posed by such workplace accidents, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed an alliance with industry groups for the next five years.

Clarifying the OSHA anchor point rule

When conducting an OSHA fall safety test, the fall must take place from at least 6 feet in the air. Furthermore, the test must be conducted at a weight of 220 pounds give or take three pounds. For a Pennsylvania company to pass a fall arrest system test, it must pass by a factor of two. The test fails if forces greater than 2,520 pounds are recorded.

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