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March 2016 Archives

Sleep apnea may impact work safety

A New York resident who deals with sleep apnea might think that this personal health matter is nobody else's business. However, a lack of sleep can lead to fatigue during normal activities, including work. Fatigued driving, especially in the trucking industry, has been a matter of public concern for some time, and studies find that when drivers diagnosed with sleep apnea use mandated treatments for their condition, they are significantly less likely to be involved in accidents. Another study suggests that this area of concern might play a significant role in on-the-job safety in other work settings.

There were thousands of work-related amputations in 2015

New York City workers sustain all types of nonfatal and fatal injuries on their jobs each year. One of the more severe outcomes of a nonfatal workplace injury is an amputation. According to a report that was issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in March 2015, workplace injuries around the country resulted in 2,644 amputations in 2015.

Fall from skyscraper kills construction worker

New York residents might not have heard about the fatal accident that occurred on March 17 in Los Angeles. A construction worker fell off the 53rd floor of a building called the Wilshire Grand Center. The worker was an electrician on his second day of the job, and he fell on the back of a white hatchback at about 12:30 p.m. The man died at the construction site, and the woman driving the car was evaluated at the scene.

Avoiding common workplace injury risk factors

Protecting workers from experiencing a workplace injury takes more than avoiding dangerous machinery and unsafe working conditions. Teaching New York workers how to avoid fatigue and discomfort while doing their jobs may help to reduce the number of people injured on the job due to repetitive stress injuries that could lead to carpal tunnel syndrome or by other job-related activities that could lead to a back injury or a neck injury.

Crane operator accreditation is not nationally required by law

New York skyscrapers and other buildings require large cranes to erect them. The masses of building materials and the enormous heights to which they must be raised make it a practical impossibility to work on a construction site in the city without cranes.

Lockout procedures for machines that cannot be switched off

When dangerous machinery requires cleaning, maintenance or repair, New York employers rely on lockout procedures to ensure that power is cut off and workers are protected, but there are situations that make it impractical to shut down machinery completely. The machine in question may be required to maintain safety in the workplace, or it may be necessary to keep it running until it has completed its task.

Reducing injuries in New York workplaces

Avoidable workplace injuries occur all too frequently, and they may lead to the death of the worker. Even in New York industries that are dangerous, there is a lot that can be done to prevent harm from coming to employees. To help prevent accidents, businesses should ensure that employees use the right equipment and tools for a job, wear protective safety gear when appropriate and attend training classes.

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