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What workers who use power tools all day long should know

Millions of American workers risk neurological, vascular and musculoskeletal harm by absorbing vibrations from using power tools. Workers who use equipment like jackhammers, riveters, chainsaws, and drills for hours every day could suffer vibration injuries from operating these tools. Symptoms include tingling, numbness, pain, and discoloration in the fingers, as well as weakened grip from...

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NYC Offering Safety Training Grants to Small Construction Firms

The New York City Department of Small Business Services is doing its part to protect construction workers at small firms. Companies with 15 or fewer employees could receive grants to provide site training safety for their workers. The program could benefit up to 40,000 construction workers employed by small businesses. Under local law, most construction...

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Injury Risks NYC Construction Workers Face on Scaffolds

Scaffolding is often involved in any critical construction, restoration, or repair project on buildings higher than one- or two-family dwellings. Construction contractors use scaffolds to elevate workers, tools, and building materials. Scaffolds are a dangerous place to work — even when properly constructed and managed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that roughly...

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NYC construction safety training requirements extended 6 months

They’re dragging their feet again. The New York City Council recently extended a deadline for construction workers to complete new safety training. The new deadline is December 1st, but the bill also gives the Department of Buildings the authority to extend the deadline yet another six months. The lack of legislative momentum goes back to...

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Cancer claims continue to mount against weed-killer Roundup

Roundup, the notorious glyphosate-based herbicide owned by Bayer, continues to come under fire as thousands of lawsuits claim the weed-killer’s active ingredient causes cancer. The World Health Organization has said that exposure to glyphosate might cause cancer, and glyphosate is listed as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the American Cancer Society. Another recent study concluded...

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How Can a Lawyer Help Me After a Construction Accident?

Getting compensation after a work injury seems straight-forward: just fill out the paperwork and receive workers’ comp. Unfortunately, it’s never that easy. There are multiple forms, deadlines, appointments and court appearances. Not to mention the constant battle of keeping your guard up from your employer and the insurance adjusters who try to downplay your injury...

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Virtual Workers’ Comp Hearings Available Statewide In New York

Experienced NY workers’ comp attorneys explain how the new process works Having an experienced, New York workers’ compensation lawyer representing you used to be a challenge in many parts of New York State. Now, no matter where you live in New York, if you get hurt at work, you can be represented by a topnotch,...

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