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February 2016 Archives

Poor power tool usage leads to injury at work sites

Power tools are commonplace at many construction work sites all over Pennsylvania. Accordingly, knowing how to properly use a variety of tools is paramount to keeping accidents and injuries at bay. Grainger, a distributor of tools, materials and industrial supplies, offers the following tips on proper power tool usage, which can greatly reduce workplace risks.

Carpal tunnel can lead to distress and discomfort for workers

Whether toiling away at the office or hard at work on a construction site, Pennsylvania workers afflicted with carpal tunnel syndrome know just how painful this condition can be. While causes of carpal tunnel can range from genetic predisposition to past injuries, workplace stress is often a factor in developing this disorder.

Silicosis poses a serious health threat to construction workers

From heavy equipment operation to performing duties at great heights, Erie construction workers face a myriad of risks on a daily basis. While slightly less well-known, silicosis is a very serious medical condition affecting those in the construction industry that can cause extensive scarring in the lungs.

Oil and gas industry can prove dangerous for many workers

Oil and gas workers are the backbone of many regions all over Pennsylvania, as evidenced by the industry boom that has taken place over the past few years. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, a number of these workers have also seen fatality rates increase along with rising job prospects.

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