Safety Inspections Lower Workplace Injury And Do Not Hurt Bottom Line

Many in the business community believe that government regulation of workplace safety inhibits the success of business and the creation of jobs. A recent study conducted by a professor from the Harvard Business School looked at whether workplace safety inspections conducted by the government reduce workplace injury and whether the inspections impact the profitability of […]

Migrant And Temporary Workers Face More Workplace Hazards

Workers across all industries are often exposed to hazardous conditions in Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States. But the director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Transnational Law Center recently said in an interview that temporary and migrant workers are especially at risk of workplace accidents. The director also said these workers are less […]

Philadelphia Masonry Company Fined By Osha For Fall Hazards

A Philadelphia construction company was recently fined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration after safety hazards were found at a job site in the city. The Lansdowne-based masonry company, which does business as J.C. Construction, was cited with four repeat safety violations and two serious safety violations after an August 2012 […]

Pennsylvania Employer Fined For Fatal Workplace Accident

There is a possibility for employees in any workplace to be injured on the job. However, some professions are inherently more dangerous than others. When employees are surrounding by dangerous working conditions daily, whether the danger is presented by machinery or other factors, it is the employer’s responsibility to provide the employees with the appropriate […]

Pennsylvania Company Facing 459k In Osha Fines

When employers violate safety regulations, they are putting their employees at risk of serious injuries or even death. Because so many companies throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the county willfully violated safety regulations, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration was charged with monitoring workplaces and enforcing penalties when safety hazards […]

Pennsylvania Manufacturer Cited By Osha

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it is citing a Pennsylvania manufacturer for multiple serious workplace safety violations after an investigation took place in March. OSHA proposed fines of $55,000 to accompany the citations against Danco Precision Inc. of Phoenixville. In total, 14 safety violations were discovered […]

Eye Strain And Computer Vision Syndrome Are Common Workplace Injuries

Whether they know it or not many office workers across Pennsylvania suffer from eyestrain symptoms related to computer monitor use. While it may not be a recognized workplace injury issue by some employers, computer vision issues are ranked as the top health-related office complaint by OHSA. While the majority of us cannot walk away from […]

Oshas Slow Pace To Update Workplace Safety Rules May Put Workers In Danger

In recent years the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been slower to update and create workplace safety regulations in comparison to years past. The safety of workers in many industries in Pennsylvania depends on the reformulation of safety regulations as new information comes to light. One such area is the regulation of jobs that […]

Teen Dies In Fatal Construction Site Accident

Undoubtedly, construction sites are dangerous places. This is why adhering to safety procedures and properly training all construction workers in safety protocol is of utmost importance. Any Pennsylvania construction company that fails to promote safety will be placing its workers in serious danger of work-related injuries and sometimes even wrongful death from a construction site […]

Osha Discovers Safety Violations At 3 Pennsylvania Lowes

Safety violations found by OSHA inspectors at three Pennsylvania Lowe’s stores resulted in proposed fines totaling $96,030. All of these dangerous conditions could have resulted in workers suffering serious injuries in the job. What’s more bothersome, though, is that a majority of these fines are for repeat offenses. A Lowe’s location in Palmyra that employs […]

Osha Warns Workers Of Dangerous Summer Heat Part 2

With the temperatures reaching record highs this summer, OSHA has kicked off a new campaign aimed at eliminating the thousands of heat-related illnesses that occur on the job each year. The slogan is: “Water. Rest. Shade. The work can’t get done without them.” As we have been discussing, employers and workers in states like Pennsylvania […]

Osha Warns Workers Of Dangerous Summer Heat Part 1

This summer has been a real scorcher in Pennsylvania as well as most of the other states. And while the hot weather may be welcomed by those with access to pools and lakes, it is making the lives of people who work outside miserable. In fact, the extreme heat can be downright dangerous for workers […]