Many people who get up and go to work each day do not think how their jobs can affect them health-wise. However, there are certain occupations in New York that can cause illnesses which may lead to workers' compensation claims. Workers should be aware of the risks and some of the symptoms so they can get immediate treatment.
The cost of losing sleep at night can play out in dangerous ways at work. Not getting enough sleep and/or quality sleep has proven effects on physical and mental functioning. When this becomes a habit, the likelihood for mistakes and injury significantly increases.
The use of alcohol can help liven up social situations and ease anxiety in some people. However, when it is abused it can have a number of negative effects on the drinker's personal and professional life. Drinking in excess or at the inappropriate time can greatly affect an employee's job, from productivity to the denial of workers' compensation benefits for injuries that may occur at work.
Cranes are one of the most essential tools in New York construction sites. They are also some of the most dangerous machines to operate. Construction workers on site and passing pedestrians can be at serious risk of injury from fallen materials or the crane itself. Here are a few key aspects about the work environment to check.
In late June, three construction workers were hospitalized when a mini crane crashed down in an East Harlem construction site. Authorities said the crane struck two employees while a third employee fell approximately three floors.