The number of workplace safety inspectors employed by the Trump administration has fallen since October 2, according to a recent Freedom of Information Act request. The reduction has led to a 4 percent decrease in the number of safety inspectors employed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These reductions could have major implications for Pennsylvania businesses.
Your job is unique from other occupations. While many other Pennsylvania workers clock out after 8 hours, you’re still hard at work navigating your truck on the roadways. Although the nature of your job is different, you also have legal rights while in the “workplace.”
Pennsylvanians who receive Social Security disability benefits might wonder if moving out of state will make a difference in their monthly payments. While benefits don't vary by state, other factors could make one state more affordable than another.
Pennsylvania coal miners have a long tradition of doing hard and dangerous work. The occupation is safer than in the past but still dangerous. Coal mining deaths hit a record low of eight in 2016 but almost doubled the following year. Federal standards involving coal miners' safety are now under review in Washington.
Recently, we wrote about U.S. workplace fatalities in 2016, which have reached their highest level in eight years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Female workers are a vital and growing part of the construction industry in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. In the past, safety measures have not always taken their unique needs into accounts; some may be wondering what federal safety organizations like OSHA are doing in response.
Workplace fatalities were up in 2016 by 7 percent over the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pennsylvania workers might be interested in the top causes of fatal workplace accidents and which industries saw increases in worker deaths.
According to Pennsylvania worker’s compensation law, even an acceleration, aggravation or reactivation of a previous injury due to present work activities can be valid for coverage by workers’ compensation insurance.