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.
This time of year, leading up to the Christmas and Hanukkah season, sees retailers, factories, delivery/logistics providers and more adding temporary workers en masse. Temp or seasonal workers sometimes get a “bad rap” on the job, because they are only there to tide things over until work slows back down. That is wholly unfair to the countless men and women who fill these seasonal positions, though.
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.