In a NIOSH-funded study, researchers attached seat and floor sensors to 112 pieces of farm machinery, including tractors, combines, forklifts, skid loaders and ATVs, in order to measure their vibration levels. These machines were operated by 55 workers. The study found that many of the machines can negatively affect workers' health through the intensity of the vibrations. Pennsylvania workers may want to know more.
In Pennsylvania, falling off ladders at work causes many workers to experience severe workplace injuries. More than 300 individuals die because of accidents related to ladders. Thousands of people incur serious disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries. The National Ladder Safety Month, an annual event sponsored by the nonprofit American Ladder Institute (ALI) advocates using ladders safely. National Ladder Safety Month provides information and classes teaching people how to have safer environments. People who sign up to receive emails from the ALI have access to various topics.