Recently, the National Safety Council held their Congress & Expo, billed as the country’s largest gathering of safety professionals. As part of that, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released their top 10 most frequently cited workplace violations for fiscal year 2018.
Two workers recently suffered injury from falling glass coming from a large shattered window at a Baltimore area office and residential tower. The 20-story Exelon Building at Harbor Point houses the regional headquarters of the Exelon power conglomerate, as well as more than 100 apartments and several ground-level retail stores.
Work injuries are not only physically painful, they are mentally taxing. Any time you are out of work for an extended period due to a serious injury, you’ll likely spend a great deal of time thinking about your climbing medical expenses, your utilities and other bills, and your job security.
While the potential types of workplace injuries are as varied as the workers who suffer them, there are some commonalities among injury claims that qualify for workers' compensation benefits.
A one-of-a-kind recovery center in Maryland does what no other facility in the country can: focuses solely on the mental, emotional, and physical needs of active, injured, and retired firefighters suffering from work-induced post-traumatic stress disorder.
Across Maryland, commercial activity outside spikes during summertime, of course. Some kinds of work require warm weather. So, we are seeing an increase in construction sites, road repair, recreational and tourism activity, agricultural work, lawn care and landscaping, and similar trades.
In labor intensive jobs it can feel like injuries are a part of life. While heavy equipment and manual labor are more suited to injury than stationary work, the fact is that many injuries are avoidable with the right training and equipment, regardless what type of work you do. It’s an employer’s job to make your workplace as safe as it can be, in all fields of employment.
Nanoscience is a new field of specialty involving engineered particles that are almost too tiny to imagine. All over the Internet, they are touted as being much smaller than the width of a human hair.
Every year on April 28, government agencies and unions recognize Workers’ Memorial Day to remember people who have died in the course of employment as well as those who have been injured or become ill from work. It is a day to renew commitment to safe workplaces.
The first week in February is the American Burn Association’s Burn Awareness Week. In recognition of the serious and sometimes life-changing impact of burns, we will talk about work-related burns and electrocution. Burn injuries, if they arise out of and occur in the course of employment, can be the basis for a Maryland Workers’ Compensation claim.