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Beware -- snow removal could be a deadly procedure

Removing snow from roofs is a dangerous task that can lead to severe injuries or even fatalities. It is not only the snow that poses risks but also the structure. Older buildings might have structural deterioration that could compromise the stability of the roof when it carries the weight of snow. When you add to that the weight of a snow-removal crew, it might cause a devastating collapse.

What to do if you are in the path of a drunk wrong-way driver

You and every other driver in Pennsylvania have likely faced the dangers posed by drunk drivers. Sadly, it is often up to sober drivers to keep a lookout and avoid impaired drivers. Victims who are fortunate to survive drunk driving accidents may suffer the long-term consequences of spinal cord or brain injuries.

Hairdressers have their own dangers to deal with at work

Do you think about construction workers, industrial workers and other obviously dangerous jobs when you think of work-related injuries? Most people do. After all, these are high-risk occupations in which workers face constant, numerous and persistent hazards as they carry out their daily duties.

Safety hazards to look out for in an auto body workshop

Employees in the auto body industry in Pennsylvania face a variety of health and safety hazards whenever they are in the workshops. If you are an auto mechanic, some of the dangers you will encounter include contact with toxic chemical substances, mechanical equipment that can cause amputation injuries and slip-and-fall hazards that can result in traumatic brain injuries.

Hidden hazards in loading docks can cause life-changing injuries

If you are working in a warehouse or fulfillment center in Pennsylvania, you will likely know the dangers that threaten your health and safety. While forklifts and falls from loading docks are serious and sometimes fatal hazards, there are more risks of which you should be aware. Some dangers are more obvious than others are, but it might be the hidden hazards that could cause the most harm.

Traumatic spinal cord injuries can be life changing

Spinal cord injuries can have devastating and life-changing consequences for victims in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Along with costly medical procedures, lost wages and other financial losses, you will likely also have to deal with many physical challenges that typically follow damage to the spinal cord nerves in the neck and back. The spinal column consists of vertebrae, ligaments and disks, all of which protect the spinal cord.

The hazards compromising your safety on construction sites

Pennsylvania construction workers face myriad risks every time they show up at work. Constriction sites are places that come with certain dangers, but that does not mean that the men and women who work on these sites do not have the right to a reasonably safe workplace. With training and enforcement of safety standards, it is possible to make these places safer for all workers.

If your boss caused intentional harm, you may sue in civil court

As a member of the Pennsylvania workforce, you may not sue your employer if you suffer a workplace injury. Your only recourse to get financial assistance with medical bills and lost wages is the workers' compensation insurance program. This system protects employers from personal injury claims filed by injured employees. Instead, employers provide workers' compensation insurance coverage that provides benefits to cover medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of whose fault caused the injuries.

Can you rely on your boss to keep you safe in a trench?

Any construction site can pose life-threatening hazards, and only if you are aware of the potential dangers, can you identify them and take precautions to avoid injury. Some of the most hazardous areas on any construction site are trenches and excavations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides strict guidelines and regulations that could prevent trench accidents.

Day care centers may place your child at risk

If you struggled to find an appropriate, affordable day care center for your children, you are like many parents in Pennsylvania and across the country. Finding affordable day care is a challenge for many working parents, and not every facility is the right fit for your child. You likely visited several homes and day care centers before finding one that worked for your family, and you may not want to think about the possibility that something is not quite right.