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Year: 2014

Workplace Dangers at New York City’s Airports

The airports in and around New York City are among the busiest in the United States. JFK, in Queens, is ranked as the sixth busiest airport in the country. Newark is ranked the 13th busiest, and LaGuardia, also in Queens, is the 20th busiest. Each year, 25,036,855...

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Workplace Safety Protests by NYC Construction Workers

Construction workers rallied a week ago to draw attention to the working conditions at the JDS Development Group's building site at 111 W. 57th Street. There were around 1,000 workers at this event; a similar event in October drew nearly 8,000 workers. The protest was...

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Violence Against Health Care Workers on the Rise

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workplace violence is more likely to occur among employees who handle money in a public setting, delivery drivers, public service workers, law enforcement personnel, those who work alone or in small...

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Data on New Jersey Workplace Deaths in 2013

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 101 fatal on-the-job accidents in New Jersey in 2013.  The BLS breaks these numbers down as follows: About 28 percent of these deaths were the result of workplace violence Thirty-seven percent of NJ workplace...

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Executive Order May Improve Workplace Safety

Undocumented construction workers are at greater risk for injury and death because they are generally unwilling to risk deportation by reporting unsafe working conditions. This makes them vulnerable to exploitation by negligent employers who compromise workplace...

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Employees Who Report Workplace Safety Violations Protected

Employees who report violations of safety and labor laws are protected under a variety of whistleblower laws. These federal laws are enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and are designed to prevent employers from retaliating against...

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Work Injuries Common Among Hotel Maids and Housekeepers

Few people think about the housekeepers and maids in New York City hotels. That is reflected by the fact that 31 percent do not leave tips for housekeepers and maids. These workers are often invisible. Yet, according to an article in USA Today, not only do these...

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OSHA Issues Workplace Safety Instructions for Black Friday

On Black Friday 2008, the day after Thanksgiving, an employee of a Wal Mart store on Long Island was trampled to death as an angry mob broke into the store and trampled the worker. With other employees he had been trying to keep customers out until the official...

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