Longshore and shipyard workers help keep America’s maritime industry running strong, but their jobs can be difficult and dangerous. In fact, according to OSHA’s statistics, the injury and accident rate of shipyard employees is more than twice that of construction and general industry workers.1
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Many people associate workers’ compensation with one-time catastrophic work accidents such as a construction worker falling from scaffolding or a carpenter losing a limb. While these types of devastating injuries are most certainly eligible for workers’ compensation, there are other injuries that can take months or even years to develop. Repetitive strain injury workers’ compensation cases, sometimes called Mancini workers’ compensation cases, are also compensable under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.
There is no typical day for police officers, correctional officers or security guards. Interacting with criminals, suspects and the general public presents a constant stream of new challenges. More than 800,000 law enforcement officers risk their lives daily to ensure Americans’ safety1.
As summer begins, it is especially important to pay attention to high temperatures when working outside. People who work outdoors are vulnerable to extreme heat, which can result in serious injury or even death.
The construction trade is one of the most dangerous occupations 1, and workers can be at high risk for on-the-job accidents and injuries. Many different jobs fall within the construction industry, including: laborers, heavy machine operators (forklift operators, crane operators), cement masons, demolition teams, electricians, pipe fitters, plumbers, sprinkler fitters, steam fitters, welders, iron workers, painters, roofers, and more. There are over 252,000 active construction sites throughout the U.S. every day. Below are five essential safety tips workers in this industry need to know2.
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