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Fatalities Still High Among Sanitation Workers

Between January 1, 2019 and July 31, 2019, at least 30 sanitation workers in North America died from work injuries. While that represented a 9.1 percent decrease compared to the same period in 2018, it is still a high fatality rate. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, solid waste collection ranks as » Read More

Impact of Worker Fatigue on Safety

More than 40 percent of U.S. workers acknowledge that they may be too tired to perform their jobs safely. Studies show that fatigue is more common for employees working extended, evening, night, or irregular shifts. Worker fatigue has a negative impact on workplace safety as indicated by the following statistics: Accident and injury rates are » Read More

Preventing Slip and Falls in the Workplace

Slip and fall injuries account for one-quarter of all workplace injuries, according to EHS Today. In 2017, slip and falls accounted for nearly 900,000 injuries requiring workers to take time off from work. Many of these injuries are preventable if employers engage in proactive solutions to common slip and fall hazards. Roughly 11 percent of » Read More

Safety Tips for Haunted House Workers

For most Pennsylvanians, getting a seasonal job at the end of the year means entering the retail fray. However, some intrepid and creative types enjoy working at a decidedly different type of part-time holiday job. Haunted hotels, scary corn fields, dilapidated asylums, and defunct prisons provide terrific places to give guests the creeps. At the » Read More

Public Employees Request Worker Safety Bill

Most workers are familiar with the workplace safety protections they are entitled to under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, many may not realize that OSHA protections do not extend to public sector workers, leaving a significant segment of American employees at risk. In Pennsylvania, a bill currently proposed in the state » Read More

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