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Category Archives: workplace safety

New Bill To Protect Health Care & Social Service Workers from Workplace Violence

According to a recent Workplace Health and Safety Blog from the AFL-CIO, a new Bill is being proposed to protect Health Care and Social Service Workers from workplace violence. Nurses, emergency room doctors, social workers, psychiatric facility aides, and other health care and social service workers face workplace violence on a daily basis.  This often […]

Fatal Factory Worker Accident in Upstate, New York

The New Year had a tragic start at a Tonawanda, NY Coke factory. Paramedics responded to an emergency call at the facility the morning of January 6th, 2016. According to authorities the fatal incident occurred when a 60-year-old worker was lubricating gears on an industrial elevator. Due to reasons unknown the man was pulled into […]

Worker Injured in Bagel Store Explosion

An employee at a bagel shop in Mountain Lakes, NJ suffered severe injuries after a can of aerosol cooking spray exploded. According to police, the can fell and rolled under a grill, ultimately exploding from the heat. The injured employee reportedly suffered burns to her face, hands, and legs. Another employee suffered minor injuries. If […]

MTA Worker Badly Burnt

On Monday, June 15th an MTA worker was installing wire track baskets at the St. Lawrence Avenue stop on the 6 line. One of the baskets made contact with the third rail, leaving the worker badly burnt and temporarily blinded. According to union officials, a supervisor should have laid out protective mat prior to the […]

Fatal Construction Accident in Hammondsport

Early this month a construction worker in Hammondsport, NY was found dead at the scene of a construction site. The construction worker, a 50-year-old woman was struck by a steel beam that broke free from a clamp. At this time investigations remain ongoing. If you or a loved one has been hurt on the job, […]

Safety Tips for Your Summer Job

As the temperature heats up and your summer job begins, remember these safety tips. STAY HYDRATED! And if need be, seek shade. If your job entails heavy lifting, be sure to enlist the help of others if you feel you are not completely confident you can safely lift yourself Be observant, remove sharp objects, cuts […]

OSHA to Host Second-Annual Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down, May 4-15th 2015.

Every day a worker in the construction industry slips and falls, causing injury and even death. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction injury, yet not enough it done to prevent them. The construction industry’s lack of proper protection remains the most frequently cited violation by the U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational […]

New York’s Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center, issued $201,000 in OSHA proposed fines, due to employees being exposed to contaminated laundry tuberculosis risk.

New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center has been cited by the OSHA after an investigation revealed that workers were exposed to laundry contaminated with bodily fluids, blood and other infectious materials. The exposure occurred after the hospital replaced linen laundry bags, with plastic that tore open. The Manhattan hospital was cited with 13 willful, serious […]

Space Heater Safety in the Workplace

Are you using space heaters in the workplace because it’s always freezing in your office? You’re not alone. Space heaters can be a common fixture in the workplace during the colder months. However, when they are used incorrectly, space heaters can wreck havoc in the workplace, causing fires, electric sock and even produce carbon monoxide. […]