An article in a recent issue of the National Safety Council’s Safety and Health Magazine...
Workplace falls are a leading cause of death for construction workers. In 2017, 971 construction...
Elevator-related construction fatalities are increasing, according to a recent report by the Center for Construction...
For many years, construction has been universally accepted as one of the most dangerous occupations...
Fleets of privately-owned garbage trucks race through New York City’s streets every night. It’s clear to many onlookers that several of these vehicles are in poor repair. Some are routinely declared unsafe and pulled off the road by government regulators, only to resume their routes a few days later with dubious – if any – repairs being made.
The damaging consequences of working in construction can accumulate on older workers. Older construction workers who suffer from hearing loss might also have problems with workplace safety. For example, if a worker can’t hear warnings or suffers from an undiagnosed hearing disability, their safety and the safety of coworkers could be compromised. Several independent studies bear this out.
If all goes according to plan, for-hire vehicle drivers could be getting a nice bump in pay. The increases proposed by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (NYCTLC) is part of several conclusions outlined in a study it released in early July. The Commission and the City Council have been scrambling for several years since the ride-hailing app operators burst on the city’s taxicab landscape, shaking it to its very foundation. The problem is that the for-hire, ride-hailer business model has steeply undercut taxi and limousine service revenue models. Uber, Lyft, Via and Juno drivers have been paid several dollars less than their taxi driver counterparts, and they do not have to pay for expensive NYCTLC medallions.
It makes little difference here in the city that never sleeps. Whether you're out at night running errands or you're a worker on the road to or from your 3rd shift job, an injury accident can happen anytime due to lack of sleep -- your own or someone else's. Sometimes, it can be dangerous to live the life of a “night owl.”
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