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September 2014 Archives

New OSHA laws require detailed reports for work-related accidents


With thousands of Americans involved in workplace accidents annually, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will soon become stricter with its reporting requirements. Beginning January 1, employers in New York and across the country will be forced to file accident reports within specific timelines, particularly if employees were seriously injured or killed on the job.

I want to prevent a work-related accident: How can OSHA help?


Workplace safety is often overlooked. However, many New Yorkers work in factories, on construction sites and in other unsafe areas. The truth is that a work-related accident can happen to any employee at any time. The main mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Act is to keep work sites accident free, and with help from employees and employers alike, this goal can be accomplished.

Filing for workers' compensation benefits for repetitive stress


New Yorkers may be aware that they can receive workers' compensation benefits for workplace accidents, but they may also be entitled to compensation for repetitive stress, illness or a chronic health conditions that are caused by their job. The pain or injury does not have to be the result of a one-time accident. Sometimes specific job duties, such as typing, bending or lifting, are performed repetitively, causing debilitating pain in discs, joints, muscles and nerves.

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