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Pennsylvania feed mill cited for numerous safety violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently come down hard on a feed mill located in Albion, Pennsylvania. Reportedly, Albion Mill had previously been inspected by OSHA resulting in several possible citations. OSHA went back to the mill this past February and discovered that no efforts to correct hazards relating to workplace safety had been made. Specifically, Albion Mill incurred citations for the following alleged violations:

Dangerous Pennsylvania jobs: Construction and farming rank high

Farming and construction are mainstays for those in the Pennsylvania workforce. The abundance of these types of jobs is responsible for supporting many families in Philadelphia County. However, such industries are not without risk as too many of the state's workers have discovered.

How can construction workers stay safe on the job?

The construction industry in Pennsylvania is thriving, thanks to the hard work and dedication of workers like you. However, the construction industry can be fraught with hazards if workers and their employers do not practice workplace safety. As in other industries, construction work needs safety measures to keep workers injury-free and to keep work flowing. Safety on-the-job benefits everyone from the worker to the client.

Improving safety in schools

The numbers for assaults on teachers in Allegheny County schools are rising. In the 2014-2015 school year, there were 31 aggravated assaults with teachers as the victims. Another 140 simple assaults against teachers were reported.

How can a workplace be kept safer?

Keeping your workplace safe is important to making sure employees don't get hurt on the job. Here are a few things that should be done to make sure your workplace is as safe as possible. If you've already been hurt, you may be able to show your employer was negligent by highlighting the issues found in the workplace

Pennsylvania worker loses leg in workplace accident

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants to fine Clarion Sintered Metals, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based manufacturing company, for an accident that severely injured one of its employees. The company could be fined as much as $74,000 relating

How can I promote workplace safety and prevent the flu?

Flu season is approaching -- are you ready? Did you know that one of the key elements of workplace safety in Pennsylvania is the prevention of communicable disease? Employers have a duty to protect their workers from safety hazards of all sorts, and injuries do not have to be caused by on the job accidents. Occupational illnesses are not just a hazard that you should have to accept! This is particularly true when it comes to pandemic flu situations.

Legal protections for employees in unsafe workplaces

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created as the result of a 1970 legislative act. The so-called OSH Act compels employers to provide safe work environments for employees. Philadelphia County employers who ignore these rules may be subject to fines for workplace safety violations.

Confined spaces in sewers and protections for workers inside

As a worker who goes into confined spaces, it's important that you take care of yourself and make sure the area is safe enough for you to enter. You don't want to find that there is no exit if your main exit closes or is impassable, and you don't want to be trapped because the passage suddenly shifts oddly or gets too small.

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