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Amount of workers' benefits may be determined by gender

Pennsylvania workers who are at risk of suffering injuries at work may be interested in learning that the amount they are eligible to receive in workers' compensation benefits may differ by gender. For example, a woman who worked at a computer for almost 20 years developed carpal tunnel syndrome. When she applied for workers' compensation benefits, she discovered that she was eligible to receive 20 percent less than a male co-worker with the same injury.

Protecting welding workers from hazardous fumes

There are two types of welding processes. While pressure welding uses pressure and heat, fusion welding uses heat from thermite, electric arc and gas. The hazardous fumes that these processes generate can cause health issues, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides several tips for workers in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. to protect themselves from exposure.

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