October 2015 Archives

Improving lockout procedures in Pennsylvania

For the most part, employers spend the time and money necessary to ensure their workplace safety plans are effective. They also tend to do a good job when it comes to their facility lockout safety plans. However, simply having a plan may not be enough as workers may simply revert to old habits. Therefore, employers should assign staff members to serve as mentors or go-to people to ensure that safety protocols are being followed.

Dangerous jobs and workers' compensation

Pennsylvania workers may find interest in a list of the top 10 most deadliest jobs in the United States in 2014, based upon data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were a total of 4,679 fatal workplace injuries, a 2 percent increase over the fatal injury rate in 2013. The most dangerous jobs were held by logging workers with 77 fatal work-related injuries for a rate of 109.5 fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. Fishers and other fishing industry workers came in second with a rate of 80.8 fatal work injuries per 100,000 FTE workers.

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