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The importance of speaking up about unsafe conditions

Workers in New York have the legal right to work in a safe environment. If they see hazardous conditions, they also have the right to report these to OSHA and not face consequences from their employer. However, a number of employees are scared or hesitant to speak up, and this can lead to more serious problems down the road. It is important workers understand they can take action against their employer, and that it can lead to positive outcomes.

How to prevent hand injuries

Injuries to the hand are some of the most common workers' compensation claims in New York. Although employers are required by law to protect their workers from potential dangers, there is still a lot that can go wrong. Being aware of what causes these injuries and taking the steps to prevent them is extremely important in all types of industries.

Mining and safety training in New York

The state of New York contains numerous mines, and their resources result in major contributions to the economy. Mining has always been known to be a dangerous occupation, and proper safety procedures and regulations need to be followed in order to minimize workers' compensation claims.

Falling debris in the workplace

Falling debris is one of the reasons for workers' compensation claims in New York. The effects can range from minor bruising to even death, depending on the size and weight of the object. Debris can cause injuries to construction workers and also pedestrians in the vicinity of construction projects. 

Inclement weather and work accidents

On this blog, we have gone over many different issues related to workplace accidents, from construction falls to repetitive stress injuries. However, there are other factors that workers in diverse fields may want to take into consideration. With summer weather coming to an end, there are a number of weather-related hazards that workers may want to be mindful of. Our law firm knows how devastating workplace accidents are for people all across New York and the importance of prevention.

Can bad weather cause workplace traffic crashes?

When it comes to workplace traffic crashes, there are many issues to keep in mind. Following a wreck, the consequences can be devastating for victims, the families of victims, and even employers. As a result, prevention should be a top priority and employers, as well as those who operate a vehicle for work purposes, should be aware of the different road hazards that can cause a crash.

Dangers in trenches

People who work in trenches, which are narrow underground excavations, work in high-risk conditions. New York construction workers should be aware of the dangers and take precautions when working in digging operations, building roads, and repairing water, utility and sewer lines.   

How do musculoskeletal disorders occur at work?

In the workplace, there may be a variety of hazards that you have to watch out for. For example, if you work in construction sites, you may need to be mindful of falling debris, the risk of electrocution, and other dangers that are present on job sites. However, musculoskeletal disorders, which can occur as a result of repetitive strain, are a serious problem for some workers in Staten Island and across New York.

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