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Workplace Accidents Archives

OSHA Top Ten Violations of 2018

During a Learning Lab session at the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo, The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced its list of the top ten violations for the fiscal year (October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018). The list included both the violation regulation and the number of violations for all ten. These violations accounted for roughly 32,266 violations found by the federal agency, but do not account for those found by state enforcement agencies.

Report: Amazon Leaves Injured Workers Down and Out

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According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth has eclipsed $160 billion U.S. dollars to surpass Bill Gates as the richest man in the history of the world. In 2017, Amazon's $177.9 million earned in total revenue, which was up 31 percent from 2016, surpassed the entire GDPs of Algeria and Qatar - two countries with an average population of 40.6 million people.

Workplace accidents: Details unclear in fatal fall

Anyone in Pennsylvania who works at great heights faces risks of injuries in the workplace. In fact, workplace accidents can even occur when workers follow all safety and health recommendations and regulations. Unfortunately, a recent accident in another state involving a fall resulted in a fatality.

Workplace accidents: 1 killed, several injured

In a Pennsylvania workplace, there are often unexpected issues that can arise that may ultimately put the safety of employees at risk. Though measures can be taken to reduce the potential of such a scenario occurring, workplace accidents can still happen. Unfortunately, a fatal accident in another state is currently under investigation.

Workplace accidents: Postal worker's death under investigation

All occupations in Pennsylvania and across the country hold some degree of risk. A person who has a job that would normally be considered relatively safe from workplace accidents during the majority of the year could face additional risks during the summer when temperatures soar. In fact, a recent incident in another state is under investigation after a postal worker was discovered deceased in her mail truck.

High Risk of Work Injuries in Allegheny County: 3 Keys to Staying Safe

Pittsburgh is known for the Pittsburgh Steelers, its record number of bridges, and its obsession with pierogies. But did you know that the Steel City and the rest of Allegheny County is also known for workplace injuries? We recently discussed how Allegheny County had the most documented injuries out of all Pennsylvania counties in 2017, and what the risk factors are associated with the two most common injuries. Here, we will cover sprain and strain prevention in the workplace. Read on to learn more about how you can avoid getting hurt while on the job:

High Risk of Work Injuries in Allegheny County: 6 Factors to Beware

Know which Pennsylvania county recorded the highest number of documented work-related injuries in 2017? It was our own Allegheny County, according to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation. In fact, Allegheny County made up eight percent (15,259 in total) of reported work-related injuries in Pennsylvania.

Workplace accidents: Fatal incident under investigation

No matter how many safety precautions workers in Pennsylvania and across the country may choose to take, they may still be risk of being seriously injured -- possibly even killed. In fact, employers are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage to ensure that workers and their families are protected following workplace accidents. A family in another state may qualify for such protection after a recent accident took a man's life.

Workplace accidents: Man killed in front-end loader accident

Many occupations in Pennsylvania require an employee to perform the same or relatively similar tasks every day. While these tasks can become second nature, there are still risks associated with them that could lead to workplace accidents. Unfortunately, reports indicate that a man in another state recently lost his life in an accident involving a front-end loader.

Workplace accidents: Woman suffers head injury in fall

All workplaces hold some degree of risk. While most people are aware of the potential of being involved in workplace accidents, many in Pennsylvania may not fully understand the physical and financial harm they can create. In fact, a woman in another state recently suffered injuries during a fall at work.

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