For many people, hearing loss comes with age. And that is only natural after years of exposure to noise levels above the 85-decibel range.
Unfortunately, nearly half of Social Security Disability claims are denied at the initial application. The high rate of these denials leaves many Marylanders suffering severe injuries without benefits. As a threshold question, a person qualifies for benefits when they have either been out of work for one year due to a medical condition, or a doctor indicates they will be out of work for the foreseeable year. That considered, a Social Security administrator may still deny a person's Claim.
Many people connect repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) to the commonly known carpal tunnel syndrome. So, many also connect RSIs with individuals who work in office jobs.
Shoes are as important to worker safety on construction sites as hard hats and safety goggles. The benefits far outstrip simple reinforced soles or steel toes.
When temperatures drop below freezing, hypothermia and frostbite are very real possibilities.
Every job – from the most active to the most desk-bound – can lead to serious, debilitating injury. If you carry heavy objects, perform repetitive actions or fail to wear the appropriate safety gear, you could leave yourself open to workplace injury.
A school can be a hazardous environment, and teachers are no strangers to job-related injuries.
For decades, family farms that employ 11 or fewer non-family workers have been exempt from federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration oversight. This means that deaths and injuries that would have raised alarms in other industries have gone unreported in this industry.
A popular 20-year-old Towson University student from Gaithersburg was killed in mid-December in a hit-and-run accident in Towson, the latest in many pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the Baltimore area.
Workers who work outdoors during wintertime already know that this can be cold and unpleasant. Winter weather also causes dangerous conditions that may lead to injuries. While our Maryland winter has been mild this year, the months of December to early March can still pose some major workplace hazards.