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January 2014 Archives

New York dairy farms to be randomly inspected for safety issues

Workers at Syracuse-area dairy farms may see a change in routine this coming summer. Recently, an advocacy group for farm workers' rights has been calling for random inspections of dairy farms in New York. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration plans to begin performing the surprise inspections starting in July, but the advocacy group is concerned about possible delays.

Work-related accident risk high in hospital setting in New York

People who think of workplace injuries may immediately imagine job sites such as factories, steel mills or farms, where heavy machinery can pose hazards to workers. However, one work environment that is sometimes neglected in New York is the hospital, where workers are exposed to sharp objects and may have to lift heavy patients and equipment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognizes the dangers in the medical setting and has created a new resource in an effort to prevent work-related accident situations from occurring.

Is your job one of the most dangerous in the US?

Workers in the United States face many risks. Workplace accidents can happen in every industry but some workers are more likely to be killed on-the-job than other workers. We all know that blue-collar, hard labor jobs tend to see more accidents and injuries, but what occupations have been deemed the most dangerous in the country?

50-foot fall kills construction worker, investigation is ongoing

A 31-year-old construction worker has died after he fell at least 50 feet from some scaffolding. Though this incident did not occur here in New York (it happened in Seattle), these circumstances could have occurred anywhere in the country. This isn't necessarily about one particular construction accident -- it's about construction sites in general, and the dangers that many workers face every day.

New figures show 5-year high in accidents for oil, gas industry

It is no secret that the oil and gas industry is a thriving business sector that continually brings in new employees. It is also no secret that the oil and gas industry is a labor-intensive and dangerous industry that has its fair share of workplace accidents. As a result, many employees die or suffer catastrophic injuries that change their life forever.

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