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January 2016 Archives

Hazards of trenching and excavation work

Trenching and excavation workers on New York construction sites perform dangerous jobs with many potential safety hazards. While a cave-in is usually the first hazard that comes to mind when people think of this type of work, there is also the potential for asphyxiation, drowning, explosions and electrocution. To prevent serious accidents, workers need to rely on an appropriate protective system and a sophisticated safety plan.

The most important transportation issues for 2016

New York residents can learn about the most pressing safety improvements needed in regards to automobiles by reading the National Transportation Safety Board's "Most Wanted" list for 2016. It was announced on Jan. 13 the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, a group that works to create technology to make transportation safer.

2016 New York overexertion injuries and employer costs

New Yorkers who have become disabled may be interested in the findings of the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index. It found that overexertion was the leading cause of disabling injuries among workers. According to Liberty Mutual, the finding did not come as a surprise. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that musculoskeletal disorders made up 32 percent of all 2014 injury and illness cases.

Combination of factors reduced miner deaths in 2015

A segment of power generation in New York depends on coal. Mining coal and other minerals represents one of the most dangerous job categories in the United States, but the newest data from the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration brought good news. Work-related accidents in mines killed 28 workers in 2015, which is the lowest figure ever recorded by MSHA since its inception.

Work-related illnesses kill 50,000 each year

Many New York residents associate workers' compensation with accidents and injuries, but the program also provides financial assistance to those who become sick after being exposed to toxic substances while on the job. The problem of job-related illness is a growing one, and many safety advocates say that the government is doing far too little to address it. According to federal government estimates, approximately 50,000 workers die each year from illnesses they contracted at work.

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