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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While many people in Pennsylvania report to the same building for work every day, others report to different sites depending on the nature of their current project. This can be challenging as different conditions could have a variety of impacts on the overall safety of work being completed and the potential for workplace accidents. Unfortunately, a man in another state was recently killed while a crew worked on a television tower.
One of the most dangerous areas on any construction site is an excavation or trench. Pennsylvania construction workers have the right to refuse to enter an unprotected trench. Trench collapses are workplace accidents in which victims have little chance of surviving. When a trench wall collapses every cubic yard of soil that falls on a worker weighs about the same as a small car -- approximately 3,000 pounds.
The vast majority of workers in Pennsylvania are extremely conscientious about their safety as well as the safety of their co-workers. However, even those who are most committed to following all safety recommendations can be involved in workplace accidents. Unfortunately, a man in another state was recently killed in what has been deemed an industrial accident.