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Workers’ Comp for Injured Healthcare Professionals

Working in a hospital presents a lot of unique challenges that can take a toll on a person's body, and many times, healthcare workers end up needing to recover from their own work-related injuries or illnesses. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says hospital workers report workplace injuries and illnesses at almost twice...

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Protecting New York Workers in the Aftermath of Ida

On September 1, 2021, the remnants of Hurricane Ida hit the New York City area, causing heavy rain and the first-ever flash flood emergency warning for New York City. Subway lines and streets in Manhattan and Brooklyn were flooded. Basement apartments filled with water, causing more than two dozen deaths across New York, New Jersey,...

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Amazon launches effort to reduce workplace injuries

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the largest category of workplace injuries in the country. Injured workers are left in pain and require medical treatment. They are also frequently left unable to work for some time. Amazon and the National Safety Council have announced a partnership to address the problem by finding new ways to prevent these...

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Workers beware: Humidity is a significant factor in heatstroke

Humidity always makes the summer heat in New York feel even more oppressive. But for workers who have to do their jobs in hot weather, humidity can also increase their risk of getting heatstroke—an illness that can be very serious and leave workers unable to do their jobs. Construction workers, firefighters, utility and maintenance staff,...

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Work-related hearing loss linked to noise and chemicals

Noisy workplaces have long been a hazard to employees, as workers operating loud equipment may be at risk of hearing loss. Responsible employers use sound level meters to monitor decibel levels and will require hearing protection if the noise is measured to be unsafe. What many people might not realize is that another culprit in...

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The dangers of brain injury in the workplace

A workplace accident that results in a traumatic brain injury can be devastating, as TBIs are among the most serious injuries someone can suffer while on-the-job. Unfortunately, people sustain devastating brain injuries every day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 61,000 people die in the United States each year as a...

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Top 10 OSHA violations for 2020: Fall protection remains a problem

Falls are one of the most common ways a worker can get seriously injured or killed while on the job. With that in mind, it’s a bit shocking to see the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announce that “Fall Protection – General Requirements” has earned the top spot yet again on its list of...

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What are my options if I was hurt in a work-related car accident?

No matter where you work, there is always a chance of sustaining an injury on the job. Some workers spend a significant amount of time behind the wheel as part of their employment. These include commercial drivers, delivery drivers, curriers and transportation workers. Construction workers and emergency crews who work roadside are at risk of...

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Is there a link between time and traumatic construction injuries?

Construction injuries can happen at any time of the day. According to a study conducted by Oregon State University (OSU), time is a factor in many traumatic injuries sustained by construction workers. For instance, the study found that construction workers typically sustain injuries within the first four hours of working. After that, the hourly injury...

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