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OSHA Injury Reporting

There are approximately 4,500,000 occupational injuries reported every year. As shocking as this statistic may appear, this number is most likely even higher. Underreported injuries in the workplace may be more common than we thought, and employers could be encouraging the behavior without even realizing it.   The Inaccuracy of Injury and Illnesses Reports American… (keep reading)

Winter Construction Safety

Construction projects don’t stop just because it gets cold. Plenty of job sites are up and running all year round, fighting through all the winter weather hazards the colder season brings.   Construction Dangers In The Winter Ice, snow, and frigid temperatures can make working outside unbearable in the winter season. Much like extreme heat,… (keep reading)

Throttle E-Bike Bill

Watch out New Yorkers- all e-bikes could soon be legal! A new bill is proposing that the city remove a ban on handlebar activated e-bikes that have long been holding back delivery drivers who rely on them for business. However, some New Yorkers are fearful for the negative impacts these bikes would have on pedestrian… (keep reading)

Worker Fatigue

The American workforce is overall exhausted. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports at least 69% of employees in our country are suffering from fatigue while on the job and many of these workers are in safety-critical industries such as construction.   Fatigue: The Overlooked Construction Hazard There is no doubt that the construction industry is… (keep reading)

DUSK AND DARKNESS

It’s time to ‘fall back’! This Sunday, November 4 will mark the end of Daylight Savings. As New Yorkers get ready to set their clocks back an hour, city officials are sending out their seasonal warning to be extra vigilant on the roads as motorists and pedestrians find themselves more frequently in the dark.  … (keep reading)

Medical Errors

You don’t want to distrust your doctors and nurses. Unfortunately, when it comes to your health and safety, you can’t be too careful. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, taking more than 250,000 lives every year according to a study published by John Hopkins. What’s tragic is that… (keep reading)

Be Smart About LIRR Parking Spots

According to an article published by Newsday, the LIRR counts fewer than 70,000 commuter parking spaces and more than twice that many riders on the railroad. Further, the number of available spaces at some stations is only a fraction of the number of riders who need parking, while other stations’ parking is not yet at… (keep reading)

Trenching Safety Updates

An increase in trench-related work fatalities has caused the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to update their policies regarding trenching and excavation safety. In 2016, OSHA reported 23 construction workers were killed in trench collapses and accidents- more than the total for 2014 and 2015 combined. Most recently in New York City, a construction… (keep reading)

Choosing a Doctor

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States taking nearly 300,000 lives every year, according to a John Hopkins study. Medical errors can be caused by a number of oversights and mistakes made by physicians, and sometimes it’s not their first time making them. Patients can’t prevent doctors from making… (keep reading)

Clergy Abuse Scandal

The release of an appalling report this Tuesday in Pennsylvania has some Catholic families afraid to continue raising their children within the church. In a startling 1,356-page grand jury document, taking two years of investigating to complete, more than 300 Catholic “predator priests” were accused of sexually abusing over 1,000 children across six Pennsylvania dioceses… (keep reading)

Worker Heat Injuries

Heat is not a weather condition to mess around with when it comes to outdoor working occupations. In July of 2015, a 37-year-old sanitation employee working on Staten Island was complaining about the effects of working in the extreme heat before he went to his car for a break. Sadly, his co-workers found him unresponsive… (keep reading)

Construction Accidents in NYC

New York City has seen a spike in construction accidents in the last few months that are showing a concerning disregard for worksite safety: On July 12, a construction worker in Morningside Heights was killed when a steel beam fell on him. The beam fell from scaffolding that was being broken down by two of… (keep reading)