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May 2018 Archives

Depression can lead to workplace injury

Depression is a serious problem that affects a number of people in New York. One of the consequences of depression is an increased risk of injury in the workplace, which can result in more workers' compensation claims. As a result, it is important that workers with depression get the help they need so it does not lead to additional issues at work or at home.

Who is most at risk for asbestos-related illness?

Although asbestos has long been known to be a highly dangerous carcinogen that can cause multiple problems from inhaling its microscopic fibers, you may still find asbestos used in all manner of substances and practices to this day. We are continuously surrounded by asbestos in miniscule amounts, and even walking the streets of New York you will likely inhale trace amounts at a non-harmful level. Some occupations, however, still face dangerous exposure to asbestos. So who is most at risk?

Workers’ rights group singles out Dirty Dozen employers

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health released it’s annual “Dirty Dozen” report of the country’s most dangerous employers last week, in honor of Workers’ Memorial Week. Too many people die and suffer serious injuries on the job each year. While many people think of workplace deaths as a minor problem, there has been a 12 percent increase since 2012. A single death is too many. In 2016, there were 5,190 across the country.

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