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March 2014 Archives

Campaign targeting fatal construction falls is announced

We have previously written about the fact that risk of falls on construction sites is a very real hazard faced by New York construction workers on a daily basis. Because fall injuries can be fatal, it is imperative that employers and workers alike make efforts to ensure that falls on construction sites are prevented.

An important OSHA enforcement program has major flaws

Last week, we wrote about the fact that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has pledged to divert more of its resources to inspecting high-hazard worksites in 2014. In addition, the agency has opted to undergo a thorough evaluation of its high-hazard inspection process to determine whether or not it is effective. These are welcome developments in the agency’s evolution.

OSHA announces plan to address high-hazard workplace risks

We frequently write about numerous hazards which plague the American workforce. While workers can suffer injuries and occupational illnesses in virtually every job imaginable, some industries are more hazardous than others. As a result, highly dangerous industries that regularly report high rates of work-related injuries and illnesses must be more carefully and broadly regulated than very low-risk industries.

Spike in cellphone tower worker deaths alarms OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) utilizes a variety of different mechanisms in order to promote safety in the workplace. It passes numerous safety regulations, conducts inspections and creates reading material that helps workers to understand their right to a safe workplace. In addition, when OSHA feels the need to communicate with employers regarding a particularly urgent safety matter, the agency sometimes sends affected employers letters directly.

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