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Despite Benefits, Women Aren’t Joining NY’s Construction Industry

Ask a sample of young girls what they dream of doing when they grow up, and you will likely hear a wide variety of answers, ranging from “princess” to “teacher” to “doctor” to “professional athlete.” In all likelihood, however, “construction worker” will not be among the answers given.   

How does the summer months affect construction safety?

With summer quickly approaching, the hot weather months offer construction workers new challenges. Construction work-sites are hazardous by nature, but new difficulties arise when the weather changes and work zones are outside. A good way to avoid the trouble of workers compensation and personal injury claims is to know how to avoid accidents in the first place.

Historic Scaffold Law that protects NY workers is facing reform

Falls continue to be the number one cause of injuries and fatalities for New York construction workers. Construction is by nature a hazardous line of work. Workers are exposed to various safety threats, however working from heights continues to result in more deaths and injuries than anything else in the trade.

8-year-old girl injured at NYC construction site

An eight-year-old girl sustained a head injury Friday morning in a construction accident at her family’s apartment building. As her family left their apartment building that morning, a large piece of plywood fell from the fourth-floor fire escape and landed on her head, causing a large gash and a concussion.

CDC announces national campaign construction fall prevention

Construction in the Big Apple is endlessly apparent as tower cranes are visible amongst skyscrapers and pedestrians dart under scaffolding. The ongoing building boom since 2012 has lead to more construction jobs. The growth and development means more jobs for construction workers but unfortunately construction injuries and deaths have risen as well.

How to help your child be a better driver

As a parent, one of the most challenging moments is letting your teen be out driving on their own. Away from your expert guidance, they are free to make their own choices—both good and not-so-good. Some of the most critical choices your child can make involve driving. Talking to your teen about these choices will help your child be a better—and safer—driver.

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