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How to Minimize Construction Site Dangers During the Pandemic In New York

Construction Site Dangers During the Pandemic In New York

Now that we know that the COVID-19 pandemic will be around for another year or two, we must make sure that all construction site employers follow the best safety guidelines. To help meet this challenge, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has created detailed workplace recommendations. Since these guidelines are rather comprehensive, it will help to review them based on each of the specific construction safety topics they address. Both employers and workers must alter many past work practices to keep everyone safe from COVID-19 and regular construction site dangers. Subjects addressed include the need to create multiple teams and shifts,...

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What Are The Four Warehouse Dangers At Work

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Warehouses are large buildings that store "things" such as raw materials, machine or device components, and finished goods for distribution to retailers. They often become busy and even frenetic places during peak demand periods of the year. This places a lot of pressure on their workers to move products rapidly explains one of New York work accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm. Unfortunately, some warehouse managers solve this by compromising safety as well as pushing their workers too hard and/or making them work long shifts. A warehouse full of rushed people on foot moving among racing forklifts through...

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Too Many NY Forklift Accidents Raise Safety Concerns Explain New York City Work Accident Attorneys

During the first six months of 2017, at least two more forklift accidents occurred says Arkady Frekhtman, one of the New York City work accident attorneys at the F&A injury law firm in Manhattan. In February, a 28-year-old Queens construction worker lost his life while operating one. He was basically crushed to death while using a forklift outside a FDNY warehouse. After being placed in neutral, the forklift rolled forward and crushed the young man as he prepared to load boxes into a nearby van. Just a few months later in May, a Rochester man employed by a fence company died...

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Why Forklift Overturn Accidents Happen

To the inexperienced person, forklift operation seems straightforward. However, avoiding a forklift accident is not obvious. Tipping a forklift over is as easy as turning a corner too quickly, or lifting an unstable load too high in the air. There are many ways that forklift accidents can happen, and therein lies the difficulty of their use. Of the different types of forklift accidents, forklift overturns are the leading cause of fatalities. Operators who are thrown off or attempt to jump off an overturning forklift may suffer fatal crush injuries. How overturns happen is discussed next. Cornering too quickly. The forklift's small turn...

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