Someone got hurt on the job, and although you weren't able to stop the accident from happening, you had a front-row seat. Whether you like it or not, you're now a workplace accident witness. Do you know what your next move ought to be?
Employers have the right to expect - and enforce - a drug-free workplace. Illegal drug use raises multiple problems. It can not only impair the employee's ability to do the job, but also jeopardize their safety - and that of everyone else.
Semitrucks, cranes and other heavy machinery come with obvious dangers. Their sheer size and power provide a constant reminder of their risks.
All lines of work involve hazards to one degree or another. For some, though, the risk of injury or death is far greater than others.
A man who worked for Giant Food Stores fell from a 12-foot ladder on Valentine's Day. He was rushed to the York Hospital and given care, but he recently passed away from his injuries. He was 56 years old.
Cellphones can be very useful tools in the workplace, but they can also be very dangerous distractions. It is estimated that 3,000,000,000 text messages are sent out each and every day. More and more often, people are using mobile devices so that they can send and receive these messages while they are on the job.
Like other states, Pennsylvania sees more than its fair share of workplace accidents involving motorists. Usually, these accidents impact road maintenance and road construction workers, who must perform their jobs on the state's busy roads. Last month, at least one road worker suffered injuries in a motorist involved accident, and now yet another of these workers has been injured.