There is close to 1.5 million people employed in the warehousing and storage industry, including non-supervisory workers, those involved with production, and supervisors. Many of these individuals work at big-box warehouse stores, which also have customers shopping inside and out. Owing to the high number of employees and other reasons, busy warehouse worksites are known[…] Read More
Category: Workplace Accidents
Roofer Falls Through Amazon Warehouse
A subcontractor for a construction company working on an Amazon warehouse fell through a roof he was repairing on July 6. The incident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The construction company on site stated that the deceased worker was seen by coworkers removing his mandated safety line from his[…] Read More
Amazon’s High Rate of Warehouse Worker Injuries
Amazon’s massive growth has also created thousands of jobs in it’s warehouses in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. Nationwide, the retail delivery giant added 500,000 workers in 2020 and sales soared to $386.1 billion. As of last year, Amazon employed 25,000 full- and part-time jobs in Pennsylvania; 49,000 in New Jersey; and 4,500 in Delaware,[…] Read More
Is Working from Home Causing Neck and Back Pain?
As working from home has become more normalized due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a new health issue is being reported to medical care providers. Hours spent in front of a computer can lead to pain in the neck and back. The American Chiropractic Association reports that approximately 80 percent of people will have back[…] Read More
What Should I Do If I am Injured by a Co-Worker?
Every year, more than 4.6 million workplace injuries are reported across the United States. Slip and falls and other types of work accidents occur for a variety of reasons. Malfunctioning equipment, poor training, and a lack of proper protective equipment are just a few. However, a co-worker can even cause another employee’s injury. What recourse[…] Read More
Bethany Beach Industrial Accident Kills Two Workers
Two workers were killed in a construction site accident while attempting to install antennas onto a water tower near Bethany Beach on November 2, 2020. The two men have been identified as 23-year-old Jovan Maldonado and 22-year-old Bryan Maldonado Andino. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The workers were in a Z135 Man Lift[…] Read More
Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation If a Gas Leak Caused My Injuries?
When it is safely used and stored, natural gas does not pose a risk to people; however, a gas leak is a serious threat. Natural gas is highly flammable; the smallest spark or flame that comes in contact with it can cause an explosion or fire. Besides fire, exposure to toxic natural gas fumes can[…] Read More
Why is Excessive Overtime Dangerous for Workers?
Overtime hours can be optional or mandatory, and the most obvious benefit for workers is that overtime leads to additional pay. This extra money can help pay off debt, allow families to take vacations, and be used for holidays and other expenses. Although companies may have the disadvantage of having to pay workers more, overtime[…] Read More
What is National Safety Month?
The National Safety Council (NSC) recognizes June as National Safety Month each year. Throughout the month, the NSC rolls out information on a wide variety of safety topics to help raise awareness and promote best practices. The NSC is a nonprofit advocacy organization that provides numerous resources to the public and workplaces to prevent injury[…] Read More
How Can Health Care Workers Avoid Stress Injuries?
The COVID-19 pandemic has completely swept the nation with no end currently in sight. On top of causing virus-related health issues, the novel Coronavirus has also triggered stress-related injuries within the health care industry. Stress injuries can alter a health care worker’s ability to work and maintain safety. It is imperative that health care workers[…] Read More