Category: Work Injury

Construction Workers in New York are Facing a Safety Crisis

Working in construction is the most dangerous job in New York, Bureau of Labor Statistics information shows. Of all occupations in the state and city, construction leads the way when it comes to fatalities. And deaths and injuries in construction are continuing to increase. CBS2 New York reported in...

Temp Workers Face Risks on the Job – Here’s Why

Statistics show that many workers face risks on the job, especially in industries such as construction, transportation and others. For temp workers, the risks are even higher than for regular employees, as reported recently in the National Safety Council’s Safety + Health magazine. Accor...

Are Temporary Workers at Greater Risk for Injury?

An article in a recent issue of the National Safety Council’s Safety and Health Magazine examined the on-the-job risk of injury or death to temporary, or contract, workers. According to the article, the Bureau of Labor Statistics defines a contract worker as one who is “employed by one firm but ...

Elevator Safety a Major Concern for Construction Workers

Elevator-related construction fatalities are increasing, according to a recent report by the Center for Construction Research and Training. The number of construction workers who have died while assembling or disassembling, repairing, maintaining or otherwise working around elevators has doubled bet...

How Construction Workers Are Being Exposed to Silica

For many years, construction has been universally accepted as one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. There are many ways workers can be injured, either catastrophically or over time. Exposure to silica – the mineral compound silicon dioxide – is found in two forms: crystalline andr no...

Increase in Construction Worker Deaths Continues in New York State

Safety-wise in New York State, 2017 wasn’t as good a year as many involved in the construction industry had hoped for, according to the

Concerns Continue in NYC over Sanitation Industry’s Safety Record

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 l...

OSHA Unveils 2017’s Top Ten Most-Cited Workplace Safety Standards

The list of this year’s most ticketed safety violations in the workplace is out. According to Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs, "This list doesn't change much from year to year, even if the order does." Even though virtually all categories reported fewe...