Crush Injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), crush injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the workplace. A crush injury occurs when a body part is placed under significant force or pressure. It usually occurs when a body part is squeezed between two heavy objects. The weight and pressure can cause internal and external damage to the body. Read more

Protecting Workers with Machine Guarding

Moving parts on machinery can be dangerous to workers. Equipment such as conveyor belts can create “pinch points” or “nip points.” They can cause serious injuries such as crushed or amputated fingers, crushed hands, and even burns or blindness. Contractors and owners should take the necessary steps to protect workers from these severe injuries and eliminate any hazards. Machine guarding can go a long way toward protecting workers. Read more

OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Safety Violations for 2018

In October, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency established to ensure safe working conditions, released its preliminary list of the ten most cited safety violations for the fiscal year 2018. These violations include: Read more

New York Labor Laws and Construction Site Injuries

Construction sites are one of the most dangerous places for workers. Construction fatalities in New York hit a 14-year high in 2016.  Recognizing the need for construction workers and the significant risk these workers are placed at every day, New York state has labor laws in place that give special protection to workers who are injured in construction site accidents. Read more