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What makes seniors vulnerable to slipping and falling?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), those who are 65 and older are particularly vulnerable to falling. In fact, the CDC's data shows that one in four, or several million individuals of this age, fall on an annual basis. Only half of them report these incidents to their doctors even though falling just once puts them at a higher risk of doing so again. This is a preventable type of accident though.

Several factors put individuals age 65 and older at an increased risk of falling. Lower body weakness, foot pain and vision problems may all cause an individual to experience difficulty in maintaining balance or walking. Poorly designed footwear, cluttered spaces and tattered or improperly secured rugs or carpet can also cause falls.

Eye injuries leave thousands blind

Thinking of running a board through that table saw without wearing goggles? You may want to think again. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the number of workers who end up blind annually is in the thousands. Work-related injuries leave them unable to see out of one or both eyes.

OSHA notes that a lot of these events could be prevented if people had used correct face protection gear or at least eye protection. This is why OSHA says that employers need to give workers the right personal protection equipment (PPE) when they encounter:

  • Harsh chemicals
  • Environmental hazards
  • Mechanical irritants
  • Radiological risks
  • Related hazards

Women using NYC Human Rights Law in suit against Charlie Rose

With all the high-profile men in media and show business who have seen their careers decimated by allegations of sexual harassment and assault in recent years, many people may have forgotten about Charlie Rose. The veteran journalist was fired both by CBS and PBS in November 2017 after multiple women accused him of inappropriate conduct.

Three women are still attempting to keep their lawsuit against Rose alive using the New York City Human Rights Law. The women already reached a settlement with CBS, where Rose was one of the anchors of CBS This Morning until his firing.

Accident rates are high for gig construction workers

New York is a popular city for people who don’t have full-time employment. It might be an expensive place to live, but there’s always a job to do somewhere. There are dozens of buildings and streets that need to be built, renovated or demolished within the next year or so.

All of these projects that are in the works are why so many involved in the gig economy try to get a job here. Even when they finish one project, they don’t need to travel too far to find something else they can lend their services to. However, these brief positions are becoming increasingly dangerous as more employers are relying on these gig workers despite how many red flags come up during the hiring process. As a construction worker, you should be aware of the various problems that could come with some of these temporary employees.

Distracted driving: Just a second is a second too long

Distracted driving sounds dangerous, and most people admit that it is. They know the risk. The problem is that they think that taking the risk for "just a second" is all right.

That's why they look down to read a text message or change the radio station. They know that looking away from the road means they're more likely to crash, but they tell themselves that they can do it quickly and everything will be fine.

The most common causes of ambulance crashes

Ambulance drivers have difficult tasks to perform. When they get a distress call, they have to drive as fast as they can to the victim, carefully place them with additional medics in the back, and speed back to the hospital all while trying to navigate through New York’s dreadful traffic.

With so much to balance, it’s understandable why these drivers have such a high risk of crashing into other vehicles and pedestrians. While there are plenty of ambulance drivers that have saved thousands of lives through their actions, there are also some that have endangered others from their conduct. In New York, millions of people can come across these emergency vehicles on a daily basis whether they are driving, walking or biking to work, so it is important to know what causes these motorists to crash frequently.

Scaffold accidents: What you should know

Scaffolds are convenient because they allow for the creation of a stable work area where construction workers can access difficult-to-reach areas. However, because they elevate workers so high above the ground, they're also quite dangerous.

Here are a couple of the most prevalent dangers related to scaffolds:

  • Workers can fall from the scaffolds and suffer fatal or catastrophic injuries.
  • Tools and other objects can drop from scaffolds and strike people below.
  • Scaffolds can collapse, injuring the workers on them and the people underneath.

Report can't rule out a thermos as cause for a deadly bus crash

Back on Sept. 18, 2017, three New York City residents were killed in an early-morning bus crash. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was asked to step in and investigate what may have led to the accident. Just a few days ago, on Feb. 21, they issued their much-awaited report regarding detailing what they believe happened.

On the day of that fateful accident, a bus driver working for the charter company Dahlia Group Inc. ran a red light at a Queens intersection and crashed into a city bus that was directly in front of them. The impact of the crash caused the charter bus to jump a curb, mowing down pedestrians on a nearby sidewalk. Ultimately it came to rest inside the front of a restaurant where it caught on fire.

What changes under New York's new Child Victims Act?

Imagine being a 22-year-old and a survivor of child sexual abuse. Now imagine you live in a state where, by your next birthday, you must decide whether to sue those responsible for your abuse or forfeit that right forever.

Is a 22-year-old victim of child sexual abuse necessarily ready to make that life-altering decision? That is the question that states across the U.S. are wrestling with and a question that New York recently answered.

Mandatory sexual harassment training leaves no excuses

Back on Oct. 9, 2018, New York became the fourth state to pass legislation to insist that all employers provide their employees with mandatory sexual harassment prevention training. State legislators decided to give employers a year to train their staff, but New York City (NYC) officials have since passed additional legislation that will go into effect this April. These requirements will largely be the same.

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