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July 2012 Archives

Some families miffed by OSHA's approach to workplace accidents

A number of prior posts on our Pennsylvania blog have discussed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in connection with a variety of workplace injuries and accidents. When an employee is injured or killed on the job, OSHA's responsibility is to discover whether the company followed proper safety procedures during the incident in question. And a recent study has revealed that OSHA inspections do in fact reduce the number of workplace hazards.

Falling pole kills teen employee in workplace accident

While summertime in Philadelphia is an occasion for high school and college students to enjoy a well-deserved break from their studies, it is also a time for some to pick up a temporary job to earn money for the coming academic year. Many teenagers and young adults may find themselves in unfamiliar work environments, however, some of which carry the risk of workplace accidents.

Chemical explosion injuries two Pennsylvania factory workers

A number of industries require the use of caustic and reactive chemicals in order to manufacture their end products. While careful handling, worker education and other safety measures generally prevent workers from becoming injured, unfortunately accidents still do occur. Late last month, a small explosion at a factory in Pennsylvania harmed two employees as they were combining certain chemicals.

NIOSH and OSHA warn of exposure to silica at fracking sites

Last month, we posted about the dangers posed to workers by exposure to silica. While silica can harm workers in a wide variety of industries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently indicated that those who work around hydraulic fracturing equipment could risk excessive exposure to silica dust. OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health have cautioned that fracking companies need to prevent their employees from being exposed to the substance.

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