It was the nation's biggest generation: the Baby Boom. The post-World War II generation is graying, with many of its members approaching retirement age.
Regular readers of our Newburgh workers' compensation blog know we recently looked at which occupations are most dangerous and which are safest. This time around, we are going to look at a new report that details what kinds of workplace injuries are most common, as well as how much time people typically need away from work to recover from their on-the-job injuries.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors often drop in on businesses unannounced to look for workplace safety hazards. Sometimes, though, OSHA inspections are carried out because an employee has filed a complaint about work conditions.
According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers across the nation suffered around three million nonfatal work injuries in 2014 alone. As if this wasn't shocking enough, these statistics also reveal that this same year saw 4,821 work-related fatalities.
There is no doubt that Newburgh firefighters were saddened to hear about the FDNY firefighters injured earlier this week in an enormous Bronx blaze.
New York construction workers know better than anyone the many dangers in their line of work. From cranes to bulldozers and from nail guns to electrical lines, risks of construction worksite injuries are plentiful. In order to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities, construction workers and employers should both be ever-vigilant, a construction industry publication noted recently.