Unfortunately, nearly half of Social Security Disability claims are denied at first. The high rate of these denials leaves many Maryland workers suffering severe injuries without benefits.
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.
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.