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Landmark ruling for firefighters suffering cancer

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling that lessens the burden of proof for a firefighter when making a cancer-related workers’ compensation claim. “The brave men and women who serve as firefighters are placed in danger on a daily basis in their efforts to help others. By its very nature, the occupation of firefighting exposes Read More

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Fall Prevention on the Job

According to OSHA, falls are the number one cause of accidents in the construction industry today. In 2015, falls were the leading cause of construction job fatalities. Employees who are elevated more than six feet from the next level are at a high risk for serious injury or death. In an effort to combat fall Read More

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Sleep Deprivation and Workplace Injuries

Sleep deprivation is a major cause of workplace injuries. Studies have shown that sleep-deprived workers are 70% more likely to be involved in a work accident. Lack of sleep slows reaction time and decreases attention, alertness and motivation. Shift workers (workers who provide services 24/7) are more likely to suffer from sleep deprivation because of Read More

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International Workers’ Memorial Day

April 28, 2016 is International Workers’ Memorial Day, a day to honor the workers around the world who have died or suffered injuries on the job. Established in 1970 by the AFL-CIO, the goal is to raise awareness of the many health and safety issues that workers face around the globe and to promote campaigns Read More

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