October 2013

OSHA issues online tools to reduce chemical exposure

October 31, 2013


Many workers are at risk for being exposed to dangerous chemicals while working in the United States. Workplaces that use dangerous chemicals are supposed to follow safety regulations and rules...

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Ticket to Work Program

October 22, 2013


The Social Security Administration (SSA), which has served the most vulnerable Americans for decades, discovered years ago that some Supplementary Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program...

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PROMISE initiative aims to provide better outcomes for kids on SSI


The United States government recently announced a new initiative aimed at improving the long-term health, education and employment outcomes for children with disabilities who are currently receiving Supplemental Security Income....

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More People Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits


The number of people receiving Social Security disability benefits is on the rise. It has almost tripled since 1980, when there were about 2.8 million workers and 1.8 million dependents...

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Initial SSD claims often rejected


Although it is natural to feel defeated when a claim for SSD has been denied, the process is nowhere near over. In fact, the majority of individuals who apply for...

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sufferers Eligible for Disability Benefits


Many people who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, sometimes known as Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, face skepticism from the general public. But it is a very real and...

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Backlog of SSD Hearings Increases


In 2007, the Social Security Administration (SSA) set a plan in motion designed to reduce the backlog of pending disability applications and to eliminate the backlog of hearing requests by...

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Healthcare workers still have high workplace injury rate

October 17, 2013


Workers in the health care industry face many hazards on-the-job, and it appears that the dangers in the workplace are leading to many workplace injuries in the United States. Injuries...

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Work-related car accidents leading cause of death for workers

October 10, 2013


Many times on this blog we have discussed different hazards in the workplace. Many workplace accidents are caused by equipment use, inexperience, lack of training and safety violations. All of...

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OSHA not able to inspect as many workplaces during shutdown

October 3, 2013


The federal government shutdown could have a significant impact on the safety of workers in Pennsylvania and throughout the country. Due to the federal government shutdown, the Labor Department will...

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