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Determining Liability in a Rear-End Accident

January 22, 2020

It is a common misconception that fault in a rear-end collision lies solely with the driver that crashed into the back end of the car in front. However, that is not always the case. Occurring more often than any other type of traffic accident, rear-end crashes account for nearly 30 percent of all motor vehicle accidents each year,  » Read More

Chemical Exposure and PELs

January 21, 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has mandated Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) for over 500 toxic chemicals that pose serious health risks to employees that work in manufacturing, agriculture, hair and nail salons, construction, automotive, mining, and metal working industries. Exposure to toxic chemicals can lead to cancer, respiratory illnesses, burns, eye injuries, damage to the nervous and immune systems,  » Read More

What is COPD?

January 15, 2020

According to medical research and reporting, millions of people around the nation have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In Pennsylvania, more than 660,000 people are afflicted with the respiratory disorder. Although COPD has become a frequently discussed topic in the media, many people remain unaware of the risks, symptoms, and other factors related to this disease. Additionally,  » Read More

Top Dangers in Maritime Work

January 14, 2020

Today, there are more maritime jobs than ever. The decision to enter this field should be informed by both the benefits and risks associated with the work. Benefits of maritime work often include a six-figure salary along with health care coverage and a dynamic and challenging work environment.

Among the wide variety of maritime work available,  » Read More

DOI Concerned for Safety of Workers at Offshore Renewable Energy Facilities

January 9, 2020

The workplace can be many different places. Land-based work is generally under the jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or state agencies under its purview. OSHA and state equivalent agencies set workplace standards, perform inspections, and issue citations requiring corrective action to protect workers. However, there are exceptions to OSHA’s jurisdiction over water-based workplaces.

DOI Authority

In 2005,  » Read More

Exoskeletons

January 7, 2020

Currently, there are only about 1,000 exoskeletons on job sites worldwide, but the numbers are skyrocketing. Some exoskeleton equipment is likely to become mandatory safety equipment within the next few years, as exoskeletons prevent injuries. Insurance companies are increasingly enamored of exoskeleton technology for reasons pertaining to their industry; the widespread use of these devices should reduce claims, especially those involving disability and Workers’ Compensation lawsuits.  » Read More