A previous post on this blog talked about how important it is for truck drivers to operate their vehicles alert and on a good night's rest.
It is not rare occurrences for workers in various industries to suffer on-the-job injuries that leave them with permanent disabilities. A significant number of Pennsylvania workers seek financial support through the state-regulated workers' compensation insurance system each year for disabilities that prevent their return to previous jobs. The program offers benefits that will replace a percentage of the lost wages during the time that a work-related disability prevents you from working.
If you are a construction worker who spends time outdoors while earning your living in the harsh Pennsylvania winter, you might not realize that even the rays of the winter sun could cause skin cancer. Although the weather is warmer in the summer, and you can feel the sun burning on your skin, the hazard remains throughout all seasons. The fact that you spend more time layering enough clothes to keep warm in the cold should not prevent you from wearing an essential item of personal protective equipment -- sunscreen.
Like the vast majority of its sister states, Pennsylvania uses .08 blood alcohol content, or BAC, as its legal limit for the purpose of deciding whether a driver can face criminal drunk driving charges.