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October 31, 2022
OSHA’s Top Ten Workplace Safety Violations

OSHA’s Top Ten Workplace Safety Violations

Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports on the top workplace safety violations, to show employers what they need to address to remove serious workplace hazards. OSHA performed 24,333 total inspections in 2021, up from 21,710 the previous year. Here’s what topped the list: Fall protection to shield employees walking or working […]

August 22, 2022
Electrical Hazards at Work

Electrical Hazards at Work

Electrical hazards may abound at your workplace, hiding behind walls or even in plain sight. Harmful work environments like this led to 672 worker deaths in the U.S. in 2020, according to a recent article in Modern Diplomacy. Common electrical hazards at work can range from the unseen to the unnoticed. These include exposed cables, […]

June 13, 2022
How Unsafe Workplaces Affect Workers’ Compensation

How Unsafe Workplaces Affect Workers’ Compensation

Injuries at work happen, and workers are compensated when they do. But employees can be fearful – or unsure of what to do or say – when they believe that their injury occurred because of unsafe conditions. A recent article shared important things to remember in such a circumstance. Employers in most states are required […]

May 9, 2022
Q&A: When Can I Sue for a Work Injury?

Q&A: When Can I Sue for a Work Injury?

If you’re injured at work, chances are your employer will offer you Workers’ Compensation to provide money and benefits for medical expenses, wage replacement and permanent disability for on-the-job injuries. However, certain injuries open the door for you to file suit for additional compensation. Defective products Equipment doesn’t always work properly. In cases where a […]

March 28, 2022
Top Fatal Workplace Injuries

Top Fatal Workplace Injuries

Workplace fatalities continue to be an issue in the U.S., as evidenced by the newest nationwide census by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In that most recent report, the bureau revealed the top fatal workplace injuries by occupation, fatal event, worker type, and other criteria for the year 2020. Overall, there were 4,764 fatal work […]

February 22, 2022
Q&A: Can I Sue My Employer for a Robbery at Work?

Q&A: Can I Sue My Employer for a Robbery at Work?

According to FindLaw, workplace robbery is more common than you might think, affecting about 50,000 businesses in the United States each year. One in every 5,000 employees over age 16 will be a victim of a workplace robbery. Robberies can happen anywhere but typically occur at businesses that handle cash: gas stations, banks, convenience stores, […]

December 29, 2021
What if I Suffer an Injury Working from Home?

What if I Suffer an Injury Working from Home?

If you’re injured at work, chances are you will have a worker’s comp claim. But what if you’re injured while working remotely at home? A recent article in Property Casualty explored the issue. The growing acceptance of working from home during the pandemic is a continued trend. According to Upwork, 22 percent of the population […]

November 29, 2021
Top 10 Workplace Injuries

Top 10 Workplace Injuries

Serious workplace injuries now cost U.S. businesses a reported $60 billion in Workers’ Compensation. A recent analysis identified the top 10 most common injuries in the workplace: Overexertion ($13.7 billion): Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling heavy items. Falls on the same level ($11.2 billion): Wet floors, loose wires and objects on the floor can cause […]

Holiday Worker Slip and Falls

Holiday Worker Slip and Falls

With the holiday season comes a wave of seasonal employment opportunities, such as those in retail establishments. Along with those jobs come a surge in slips, trips, and falls, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Falls from portable ladders are one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities and injuries […]

October 21, 2021
America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

America’s Most Dangerous Jobs

Roofing puts workers in a very perilous place for work, but they’re not the most likely to be fatally injured on the job, according to a recent study on the 25 most dangerous jobs in America. The analysis, done by AdvisorSmith, reviewed data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries […]