New York Legal Blog

Remote Work and Workplace Safety

What pops into your mind when you think of workplace safety training? Many of you probably picture an office conference room full of bored employees watching dated instructional videos about keeping work areas clean.

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Back-to-School Safety Tips in New York

As summer break ends, parents and schoolchildren are preparing for the beginning of another academic year. They take advantage of back to school sales on clothes and school supplies and start adjusting their schedules to meet the daily demands of the new school year. Teachers, school boards, bus drivers and others that work in schools are also gearing up for another term, either eager to get to work or mourning the end of the summer recess.

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Falling Flower Pot Ends in Tragedy

Last week, an 8-year-old boy was killed when a large flower pot loosed from a window and crushed him as he retrieved a ball he had been playing with. This tragic story illuminates a real concern for home and property owners: the danger of things falling out of windows and injuring passers-by. In this article, we’ll take a look at premises liability law and give tips on how to properly secure items into windows.

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Natural Gas Leak Leads to Explosion

Last December, a natural gas leak caused an explosion and a subsequent fire that injured two people in the small Chicago suburb of Homer Glen. In this article, we will take a look at tips which will help you detect, prevent and react properly to natural gas leaks if and when they occur.

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Mayhem at Penn Station

An incident involving the tasering of a homeless man caused widespread panic at Penn Station earlier this month; commuters fled the scene, arrests were made and chaos ensued in what turned out to be something of a “false alarm.” Click here to learn more about staying safe in train stations.

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Stay Safe While Driving in the Rain

At almost 2:30 in the morning last Monday, on the approach to the George Washington Bridge near Amsterdam Avenue and 180th street, a driver lost control of their vehicle and struck a divider. Unbeknownst to some, rain is actually the deadliest driving hazard facing Americans today. In this article, we’ll take a close look at driving tips that will help keep drivers safe as they drive in the rain.

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