NYC Bicycle Fatalities Are On The Rise

Another New York City cyclist was killed this week after being hit by a cement truck in Brooklyn. According to News12, the 28-year-old cyclist was traveling down Bushwick Avenue and Boerum Street. A video shows the cyclist attempted to swerve away from the cement truck but was unable to avoid the fatal crash. This recent… (keep reading)

Parents: Say ‘No’ To Underage Drinking

It’s graduation season and summer weekends will be jam-packed with celebrations to honor high school grads. As parents begin to plan for graduation parties, chances are they are purchasing alcohol for the event. While some parents will label coolers containing alcohol ‘adults only,’ other parties might allow everyone to consume alcohol, including underage grads- big… (keep reading)

The Best and Worst Hospitals in NYC

Hospitals in New York City may not be as safe as you thought. In the Spring 2019 edition of the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report, New York State hospitals ranked 43rd in the nation for patient safety. Out of the 146 hospitals reviewed statewide, 11 received an A rating, and only one of these hospitals is… (keep reading)

Spring Construction Safety

Spring has sprung, and so has activity on construction sites across the region. According to NYC Open Data, a hub of analytics and data to keep New Yorkers informed, there are approximately 2,834 active worksites across the five boroughs, with additional projects getting the green light every day. Spring is one of the busiest seasons for construction… (keep reading)

Deadly Week of Construction Fatalities In NYC

April has proven to be a deadly start to the 2019 construction season in New York City. In just one week, three construction workers lost their lives on the job: On April 13, a 34-year-old worker in Brooklyn was killed when a 7.5-ton counterweight on a crane he was helping to assemble fell on him…. (keep reading)

National Work Zone Awareness Week

The arrival of Spring marks the busy season in the construction industry. Workers and work sites will be popping up all over New York City, repairing as many streets, highways, and bridges as they can get to before the next winter season begins. Unfortunately, highway work zones can prove to be extremely dangerous for both… (keep reading)

NYC Measles Outbreak: What You Need To Know

The measles epidemic is far from over. According to a report released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of confirmed measles cases in our country for the first three months of 2019 has already surpassed the entire number of cases in 2018. Between January to March of this year, at… (keep reading)

Work Hazards For Women In Construction

The number of women joining the construction labor force is on the rise, and so are the work hazards they face. According to an article published by The New York Times this March, the number of women in construction occupations has increased at least 31 percent in the last decade. There are already an estimated… (keep reading)

Elevator Safety

Safety of New York Elevators is Slipping “Private elevator inspectors in New York City are missing hazardous violations and allowing unsafe conditions to go unrepaired,” according to a report by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. This is worrisome news for New Yorkers. “In a vertical city, with tens of thousands of elevators carrying millions… (keep reading)

25 Most Dangerous Jobs

While most Americans go to work hoping to make it home by dinner, some workers in dangerous industries are just hoping to make it home at all. A total of 5,147 workers sustained fatal injuries on the job in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, and some occupations… (keep reading)

Vaping Dangers

E-cigs, vape pens, tank systems, mods. There are a number of different styles and nicknames for e-cigarettes on the market and chances are you have been seeing them everywhere. Similar to the rest of the country, New York saw a massive increase in the number of teens vaping this year, almost double the number from… (keep reading)