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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 […]

August 16, 2021
Top Causes of Workplace Injuries

Top Causes of Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries cost U.S. businesses over $1 billion weekly, according to the most recent Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. To compile the report, researchers reviewed 2017 data – the most recent available – from Liberty Mutual, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the National Academy of Social Insurance. The analysis revealed the top 10 […]

July 15, 2021
Amazon Employees in PA Face Greater Workplace Safety Risks

Amazon Employees in PA Face Greater Workplace Safety Risks

Warehouse workers in Pennsylvania are almost twice as likely to get seriously injured if they work for Amazon than for another company, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer recently. With the popularity of online shopping, Amazon has opened thousands of positions in the tri-state area, which research shows could be more dangerous than comparable warehouse work. The […]

June 21, 2021
Report Cites Workplace Safety at Amazon

Report Cites Workplace Safety at Amazon

A new study claims that Amazon warehouse workers are more likely to be seriously injured than if they were doing a similar job elsewhere. The study, backed by labor unions, revealed that warehouse workers were seriously injured at Amazon at the rate of 5.9 per 100, more than 80 percent above the industry average. In […]

June 7, 2021
A Surprising Tool to Prevent Workplace Falls

A Surprising Tool to Prevent Workplace Falls

A new study revealed that shoe tread has an impact on slips and falls, and that worn areas larger than the base of an AA battery put workers at risk, reported Occupational Health & Safety. The study, done at the University of Pittsburgh, sought to identify when shoes become unsafe. There were $170.8 billion in […]

March 22, 2021
OSHA Struggles with COVID-19 Enforcement

OSHA Struggles with COVID-19 Enforcement

The agency that handles workplace safety hasn’t done enough to confront COVID-19 offenses, according to a recent investigative report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). COVID-19 is the biggest workplace safety challenge in the history of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), yet the agency has taken only limited action during the pandemic, missing […]

March 8, 2021
COVID Workers’ Comp Claims Face Uphill Battle

COVID Workers’ Comp Claims Face Uphill Battle

Employees who contract the coronavirus at work will be hard pressed to file a successful workers’ compensation claim, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. At issue is whether they are able to prove that they caught the virus at work. While claims specify unsafe work conditions as causes of COVID-19 infections, […]