Category Archives: worker safety

New York State Construction Fatalities Are on the Rise

According to NYCOSH’s 2019 “Deadly Skyline” Report, Construction fatalities in New York State are on the rise.  This is due to the fact that construction worksites have dangerous working conditions and worker safety is not a priority.  Employers regularly violate safety regulations and rarely suffer any consequences.  NYCOSH’s “Deadly Skyline” Report also discovered that Construction fatalities have […]

Governor Cuomo Demands Fair Working Conditions

On Monday, August 10th Governor Cuomo announced salon owners will be required to obtain a wage bond within the next 60 days. Those who do not will face penalties and fines, even possible closure. The New Wage Bond Requires: A trainee program Free registration for unlicensed workers Wage bond minimums depending on the number of […]

OSHA Issues New Directive to Keep Communication Tower Workers Safe

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its Communication Tower directive regarding the use of hoist systems used to move workers to and from workstations on communication towers. The movement follows a dramatic increase in preventable injuries and fatalities in the industry. More fatalities involving communication tower workers occurred in 2013 than in the […]

Roofing contractor in Yonkers cited by OSHA for Putting Employees at Risk of Serious and Fatal Falls

A Yonkers Roofing contractor, Franco Roofing Inc, have been cited for seven repeat and four serious violations of workplace safety and health standards. Citations include a lack of fall protection for employees and a failure to provide general safety and health training. The OSHA proposed fines of up to $73,920, and issued repeat citations for the […]

Window Cleaner Falls to His Death from a 3rd Floor Tribeca Building.

Tragedy struck Tribeca last week when a window washer in his 30’s fell to his death. Police sources say that the man was cleaning without the correct harness. The man fell in front of a high-end drugstore, and although he was awake and breathing when first responders reached him, he was was later pronounced dead. Our […]

New York College Program Offers Free Screening to Former Nuke Dump Workers.

Free medical-screening is set to be offered to former workers of the federal governments nuclear waste repository thanks to a new project out of Queens College, New York. Details of The Workers Health Protection Program will be announced later this month for former Waste Isolation Pilot Plant workers The plant has been closed since February […]

Creating a Safe Driving Program for Workers

Every year, motor vehicle accidents at work cost employers $60 billion in medical care, legal expenses, property damage and lost productivity. What’s worse is that our hard workers are seriously injured and unable to work as a result. The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) lists the following steps employers can take to build […]

Preventing Hypothermia in Outdoor Workers

Working outdoors in harsh weather conditions can leave workers susceptible to illness like hypothermia. Due to the long-term effects and potential fatalities of cold illnesses, a few prevention tips could save safe a life: Dress the Part: Avoid Cotton and Goose Down Clothing is the single most important resource to keep you warm. Once wet, […]

Are Occupational Injuries Under-Reported?

The federal government may seriously be undercounting the number of occupational injuries that occur each year, according to some researchers. Michigan State University’s Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine reports that in 2012, there were 86% more work-related skull fractures in Michigan than were reported by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS said in 2012, […]

Winter Workers and Keeping Them Safe

Winter can affect hundreds of thousands of workers in our area. Under OSHA, each employer is responsible for providing a safe work environment for their employees and must protect workers from winter storms and hazardous weather conditions. OSHA issued more than 2,500 citations from October 2012 through September 2013. Some citations occur because manufacturers miss […]