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Occupational Hazard: Beryllium in the Workplace

  • August 21, 2017
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Beryllium is a substance that probably doesn’t appear in your everyday conversation, unless you are studying chemistry or you work in certain industries. But repeated exposure to beryllium can cause a number of health problems and serious diseases. After four decades, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finally issued a safety exposure rule for beryllium
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“He Died Standing”

  • August 1, 2017
  • Work-Related Injury
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You would not think, in the 21st century, that workers would still die simply because they are doing their job. It’s deeply unfortunate, but the distressing fact is that workers die every day, especially where employers are not practicing legally mandated safety. Fatal injuries on the job rose from 2013, when they were 4,585, to
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Summer Dangers for Construction Site Workers

  • June 12, 2017
  • Work-Related Injury
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For some of us, summer is a time of trips to the beach and other types of fun. But for those who work in construction, it means long days laboring in the sun, sometimes in extreme heat and under hazardous conditions. Construction jobs are some of the most perilous occupations in which you can engage,
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Stay Safe While Working in the Cold and Snow

  • January 24, 2017
  • Work-Related Injury
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Everyone complains about their job, it seems. But those who work outside in all kinds of weather may have a lot more to complain about, especially in the winter. Did you realize that in the Baltimore area our average low temperature in January is 23.5 degrees F, and in February it’s only 26 F? Our
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When Working Means Dying

  • August 2, 2016
  • Work-Related Injury
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Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones. You work at a job with a low risk of serious injury or death. Perhaps you are not as lucky, and you know exactly what the headline above means. If you work in the industrial, heavy machinery, construction, or roofing industries, there’s a good chance you have
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Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2015

  • June 9, 2016
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One of the federal organizations that helps ensure safe working conditions for all of us is the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA wants to make sure you are protected from egregious hazards, because most workplace injuries and deaths are preventable. Unfortunately, not everyone is on board with worker safety. Every
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Breathing Easier at Work

  • May 18, 2016
  • Work-Related Injury
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It’s taken a while, but finally the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have now come up with new standards regarding occupational silica dust exposure. The regulations were created in 1971 with no changes since then, so the update was sorely needed. Fortunately, it looks as if the new protections for workers will help prevent
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Memorial Day in April

  • April 23, 2015
  • Personal Injury
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If you’re like most of us, you associate Memorial Day with the May holiday in which we honor those killed during service in the U.S. armed forces. But another day of remembrance is observed worldwide every April 28: Workers’ Memorial Day honors workers who died on the job or as a result of exposure to
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Focusing On Eye Injury

  • March 23, 2015
  • Burns & Explosion Injuries
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Prevent Blindness America is an organization whose mission is to save eyesight through education, advocacy and research. During the month of March, we are encouraged to focus on eye safety in the workplace, a well placed emphasis since in 2012 there were 20,300 instances of occupational eye injury that caused employees to have to miss
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New OSHA Rule Expands Injury Reporting Requirements

  • September 16, 2014
  • Accidents
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Some new census figures have just been released – the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 4,405 people died in 2013 in the U.S. from workplace injuries. Marylanders accounted for 78 of those fatalities. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created in 1970 to protect workers by setting and enforcing standards for safe
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