With an aging population in Pennsylvania, nurses are facing even more workplace demands as the number of elderly patients needing hospital and nursing care increase. With that increase comes the risk of nurses injuring themselves on the job.
Military construction contractors in Pennsylvania may be particularly concerned about job safety. Of course, many construction workers are already well aware of the potential for serious workplace accidents and injuries, especially when using heavy equipment or working at heights. Various forms of tightened regulations as well as private initiatives aim to make many construction sites safer places for workers, avoiding severe and often disabling injuries. For example, New York City implemented rules for mandatory safety training before workers could start on building jobs throughout the city.