Occupational health and safety have long been priorities for employers and contractors. However, safety measures aren’t always put into place, leading to a reported 69,000 injuries and illnesses among state and local government workers in New York alone. New York’s injury rate was reported at 7.0 cases per 100 full-time workers, higher than the national average of 5.6, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Even with some of the nation’s strongest health and safety standards in place, we live in a time where too many corners are being cut to reduce budgets or to meet deadlines. Due to these shortcuts, workers are suffering harm and even death that could have easily been prevented with proper training, planning, and equipment and staffing.
When safety is concerned there is no such thing as an accident. Anticipating risks is an ounce of prevention that is worth a pound of cure.
Check out our blog to learn how to protect yourself from work-related injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured while on the job, Fine, Olin & Anderman can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Source: The Work Force