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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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How To Create Safety Training Programs for Construction Workers

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Construction companies have a duty to provide proper safety training to all their workers so that serious injuries, illnesses, and deaths can be minimized.  Although larger construction site supervisors may hire outside consultants to conduct their training sessions, most moderate-sized and smaller companies create their own programs. Fortunately, OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Administration), NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and other government groups publish online training guidelines and standards. Here is a brief look at key factors that construction companies often consider when trying to design their own safety programs. Of course, responsible employers should already be providing...

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What happens in case of a commercial car collisions & vehicle accidents during work hours

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Many workers often find themselves being asked to drive a company car or their own vehicle while handling employer tasks or errands. Bronx commercial vehicles include Amazon trucks, UPS trucks, 18 wheeler semi-trucks, box trucks, local company vans, and even small cars driven by workers while in the course and scope of their employment. While most of these trips turn out fine, others end in serious and costly accidents. Who should cover the cost of paying your medical bills if you are injured – or if you injure others? Whose insurance policy should cover all the property damage, loss of earnings,...

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Safety Tips for Workers

Construction sites are very dangerous, both for workers and those in the nearby area. By following a few simple tips, construction workers can complete their projects while ensuring everyone is kept safe. Construction workers should make an ongoing effort to attend all safety training programs offered by employers, unions, and other local organizations. These courses and seminars can provide new information on job safety even for those who have taken similar classes before. Workers should also always ensure they are wearing proper safety gear for their job. Steel-toed boots, high-visibility vests, helmets, and harnesses are just a few pieces of equipment construction...

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New York Construction Site Accident Lawyers Discuss Building Stairway Accidents in the Workplace

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Given the constant pressure to quickly erect all new business and residential skyscrapers, it’s a wonder that stairway injury and fatality statistics aren’t even higher. One study indicates that during one year alone, over eight million people required medical treatment for fall-related injuries. Furthermore, the National Safety Council and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have both noted that falls remain the number two cause of workplace fatalities. When it comes to safely use stairways, we all need to stop and reassess the risks involved. After all, 80% of falls on stairways are due to people’s poor choices – as opposed to...

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Workers Compensation Lawyers Discuss the Causes of Workplace Eye Injuries

Of all the parts of the human body, the eyes are the most vulnerable. A few sparks or flying debris impacting the eye can have life changing consequences. At the same time, eye injuries are among the most preventable. Prevention amounts to taking a few seconds to put on the appropriate eye protection. While eye injuries may occur because an employer fails to provide adequate protection, many injuries happen because of a failure on the part of employees to simply wear their eye protection. Eye injuries have a variety of causes. These include the following: Mechanical Trauma High-speed fragments of metal, rock, concrete,...

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