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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.

Wearable technology can curb construction worker injuries

The American Society of Safety Professionals recently released a report highlighting ways in which employers can both improve worker productivity and reduce their injuries. In their report, the researchers chronicled how employers can decrease their employees' risk of getting hurt simply by having them put on wearable technology while on the clock to monitor their fatigue levels.

What are the different types of hard hats?

When you visit a work site, you'll often see every construction worker wearing a hard hat. If they aren't, then they're violating Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. Employers in certain industries in the United States are required by law to provide all of their workers with a hard hat for their own protection.

27 percent of New York City workers who die are in construction

Data published by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 shows that construction workers only account for as little as 5 percent of those who work in New York City. Despite this, 27 percent of them die on the job. There are some clear statistics regarding when and why these incidents occur.

Recognize the symptoms of lead paint poisoning in kids

Last week, the Health Department revealed that since 2012, over 1,000 children living in New York City public housing have tested positive for lead poisoning. The DOH stated that while the rate of pediatric lead poisoning within private housing has declined, the rate within public housing has remained static.

An Upper Manhattan construction worker is struck by a beam, dies

Scaffolding at a Upper Manhattan construction site fell 12 stories onto the head of a 28-year-old worker on the afternoon of Thursday, July 12. The man had been working on a Riverside Drive high-rise in Morningside Heights at the time that he was struck by the support beam. The Staten Island man died upon arrival at the hospital.

You may be entitled to more than just workers' compensation

New York City is constantly under construction, as any New Yorker will tell you. Scaffolds everywhere, sidewalks blocked off or rerouted, concrete barriers redirecting traffic and workers trying to do their jobs amid hazardous conditions. The price for all this constant renovation, unfortunately, is all-too-frequent workplace injuries. You probably know that you're eligible for workers' compensation after an accident on a job site. What you might not know is that you may be eligible for much more. 

Catastrophic construction injuries demand compensation

Construction accidents are serious matters, especially when the injury is catastrophic. Workers in this industry deserve a safe workplace, but some construction companies might try to cut corners to save money. When safety is the line item that gets cut, there can be serious impacts to the employees.

New York labor laws address construction site dangers

New York has several laws that are meant to protect construction workers from unsafe conditions. These are found in the state's labor laws, specifically Sections 200, 240 and 241. Each of these sections sets clear standards for what construction employees should expect when they are at work.

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