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Month: May 2013

Workplace Safety Violations Found by OSHA at Upstate Lab

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSGA) has cited Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, for repeat and serious workplace safety violations. The agency inspected the Schenectady, New York, facility after a November 2012 complaint. The inspection was...

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Court Upholds New York Crane Accident Prevention Rules

A construction industry lobbying organization seeking to have New York's safety regulations overturned was denied in the 2nd Circuit recently. The Steel Institute of New York claimed that the city should not regulate the erection and use of cranes because federal...

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School Bus Accident Proposal Aimed at Reckless Drivers

School bus accidents have serious consequences, particularly when young children are passengers on a bus. Making traveling to and from school safer for children is obviously a concept that all New Yorkers should embrace. A Brooklyn lawmaker, according to the New York...

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Elderly More Vulnerable to Pedestrian Accidents

Elderly pedestrians are more vulnerable to being hit by motor vehicles. An 82-year-old man was struck and killed in the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx last week. It was at least the 13th pedestrian accident fatality among elderly New Yorkers this year. The man...

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Construction Workplace Safety: What Are Your Rights?

Does a worker have the right to ask for a safety inspection?The answer is yes. Look, we understand that this is not a comfortable conversation and one not many workers are willing to have. Why? All workers balance their next paycheck, paying their rent or mortgage and...

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Night Work Aimed at Preventing Construction Accidents

The City of New York gives out tens of thousands of after-hours construction permits every year. According to the Department of Buildings, these permits are primarily about safety at construction sites and preventing construction accidents.Stopping work at 5 p.m. can...

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Near-Miss Car Accidents Can Reveal Unsafe Streets

Why should we care about motor vehicle crashes that almost happen but don't? After all, no one is hurt in near-miss car accidents. The police certainly don't care; they seldom even write citations for accidents that actually did happen. However, we should care about...

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New Jersey Laundries Fined for Workplace Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined a New Jersey laundry for significant workplace safety violations. The proposed fine is $219, 000. Prestige Industries LLC was charged with four repeat violations at its North Bergen plant. OSHA also issued...

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