Tag Archives: work injury

Live Injury-Free

There’s a critical health threat that deserves our attention: preventable, serious and life-threatening injuries.  Accidental injury is the #3 leading cause of death for people of all ages. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), preventable deaths rose by 10% in 2016. Injuries don’t discriminate. It’s very likely that you or someone you know has -->

Employer’s Responsibilities If You Have a Job-Related Injury

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Some of these key employer responsibilities include: Providing a workplace free from serious hazards and compliance with the standards, rules and regulations issued by OSHA Making sure employees have access to and use safe equipment and tools Using -->

What to Do When You Feel Unsafe At Work

In 1970 the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) was passed to prevent serious injury in the workplace. According to the OSH Act workers are entitled to working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm. Unfortunately, not all employers follow safety guidelines.  In 2013 alone there were 178 fatal workplace injuries in New -->

Stronger Efforts Needed to Protect Nurses from Violence

A qualitative study from the Emergency Nurses Association shows that culture change and training are needed to help prevent violence against nurses. The study involved 46 emergency department nurses who wrote about their experiences with violence in the workplace. The respondents described a culture in which hospital administrators, prosecutors and judges accepted violence against nurses -->

OSHA Warns Companies after Rise in Cellphone Tower Deaths

OSHA has recently stated that cellphone tower contractors and the companies that hire them need to strictly comply with safety standards. The warning letter followed an increase in just the past year in fatalities among tower climbers, a job once called the most dangerous in the U.S. The agency is concerned about the possibility of -->

Williamsburg Recycling Facility Fined $40,000 in Heat-Related Death of Employee

A Williamsburg industrial recycling facility got hit with a $40,500 fine by the federal government after a worker collapses and died of heat-related causes last July. Cooper Tank Recycling, a transfer station on Maspeth Ave., was cited for 8 “serious health and safety” violations. OSHA launched an investigation after Aldero Cosme, 64, died from heat -->

Airport Worker Struck and Killed by Water Truck While on the Job

40-year-old Dario Sanchez had no problem cleaning airplane cabins at LaGuardia Airport. But more and more, his supervisors were ordering him to work as a guide person on the tarmac, helping to direct the trucks that pump water into the planes. It was dangerous work. Many of the vehicles, old and beat up, zig zagged -->

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. There are about 8.9 million visits to the ER each year. Adults ages 55 and older are more susceptible to these accidents. Falls result in more than 25,000 fatalities each year. Here are the most common places where falls occur: Doorways -->

Our Sister Firm, Fine, Olin & Anderman, Wins Discrimination Suit Against Verizon

When a worker suffers an injury on the job, they need to worry about getting better, not whether or not they’ll have a job to return to after their recovery — and they certainly don’t need, or expect, to be disciplined after a workplace accident. That was the case argued, and won, recently by Finkelstein -->