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Death rates of the most dangerous jobs

Pennsylvania employees who work outdoors may be performing some of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. According to the 2014 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries that was recently updated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most dangerous civilian jobs are logging and fishing. Though loggers had fewer deaths in 2014 than many other occupations, the logging industry had the highest occupational death rate at 110 deaths per 100,000 workers.

IIDs could be forced on people after a first DUI

People who are stopped and arrested for drunk driving in Pennsylvania have every reason to feel scared and unsure of what to expect. Despite the social stereotype that anyone arrested for a DUI is irresponsible or a serious alcoholic, this sort of situation happens to very responsible people all the time. Professional people who may stop for happy hour on their way home from work, for example, could be at risk for getting a DUI. The state's threshold of a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent can be reached easier than one might know.

Auto insurance and self-driving cars

The insurance industry in Pennsylvania and across the country may well feel that it is under existential threat. Self-driving cars are very close to being available to the public, and they bring with them the promise of fewer automobile accidents. Self-driving vehicles have stellar safety characteristics so far, with absolutely no fatality or injury accidents after test-driving for millions of miles. This is good news for every single American who uses the roads, but it poses the possibility of devastation to the insurance industry.

On-the-job accident risks continue to be high for workers

Workers in Pennsylvania and elsewhere throughout the United States should be concerned about their safety based upon statistics released by the Department of Labor. The number of workers killed in an on-the-job accident rose in 2014 to 4,679. This was an increase of 2 percent from the previous year. The data for individuals injured at work also paints a bleak picture with 7,636 workers hospitalized. The number of injuries reported by employers might only be half the number of severe injuries that actually occurred.

Can I have my criminal conviction expunged?

If you have been arrested for a criminal offense in Philadelphia or other parts of Pennsylvania, you may be interested in having this history removed from your record. Such information can show up on background checks and inhibit your ability to get a job, a place to live and more even if it is decades old. That DUI you received when you were 22 can still hurt you when you are 52. Can you get an arrest or conviction removed from your record in Pennsylvania? In some cases, you can. There are certain situations, however, in which an expungement may not be possible.

Foot protection in the workplace

Pennsylvania employers have a responsibility to ensure that their employees have the appropriate safety gear to carry out their duties without encountering avoidable risk to their lives or health. This covers both direct traumatic injuries and long-term injuries or illnesses caused by toxic exposure, repetitive stresses or other workplace hazards.

Criminal record haunts job applicant

Pennsylvania residents who find themselves facing criminal charges will have many things to learn about. The criminal defense process is one part of things they will need to know but so too is how a potential conviction may affect the rest of their lives. From a reckless driving charge to a homicide charge, these situations can have consequences far beyond fines or prison sentences.

Gregory R. Gifford
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