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October 2015 Archives

Auto accident liability and self-driving cars in New York

Although many people are aware that Google has a number of self-driving cars being tested on the roads in California, automotive manufacturers all over the world are getting on the autonomous vehicle bandwagon. Volvo's Drive Me project is expected to begin in 2017, and it will give 100 people access to the company's self-driving vehicles to take on the roads in Sweden.

Car crash deaths on the decline but still a big risk

Injuries and death in car accidents are risks that most Americans take almost daily. In Manhattan, where most people use public transportation, pedestrians, bus and cab passengers spend much of their time in heavy traffic. New York is ranked as one of the 10 states where someone is least likely to die in a car accident, but when car accidents happen, the people involved can experience life-changing injuries or losses. Car accident fatalities are on the decline, and while there is risk wherever there are cars and people, the chances of dying in a car accident are not as great as the chances of dying from some diseases.

Policy regarding confined spaces extended by OSHA

Construction industry employers in New York and across the country are probably aware of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's temporary enforcement policy regarding confined space activities. According to OSHA's recent publication entitled Confined Spaces in Construction, employers in charge of residential-type construction had until Oct. 2 to conform to new confinement space regulations. However, the agency recently extended the temporary enforcement policy to Jan. 8, 2016, but the change does not apply to employers involved in non-residential construction.

Keeping workers safe while cutting costs

Although safety showers and eye baths have become common on industrial sites in New York and around the country, they are rarely used. Therefore, they may not comply with OSHA standards, and they may not be monitored or alarmed. Not monitoring a safety station makes it impossible to determine if it is in good condition or compliant with federal regulation. Furthermore, failure to have an alarm system could create a situation where an employee doesn't get the help that is needed in an emergency situation.

Most deadly jobs in 2014

Certain jobs in New York are more dangerous than others. According to statistics from the 2014 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most deadly job in the United States is logging work. Last year, 77 logging workers suffered fatal injuries on the job. That figure represents 109.5 fatal work injuries per 100,000 full-time workers. The fatal work injury rate for all U.S. workers as a whole was only 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers.

Fatal work injury statistics

According to data recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 4,700 fatal workplace injuries occurred around the country in 2014. This number reflects a 2 percent increase from 2013. New York workers may be interested in other results of the data that was based upon the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries that is conducted annually by the BLS.

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