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Certain workers are at greater risk for slip and fall injuries

The days of the long holiday season that involve a great amount of gift giving are behind us. Now Americans are flocking to malls, grocery stores and large retail outlets in order to exchange gifts, restock the pantry and purchase other things on their wish lists with gift cards. Employees at these large retailers now have their hands full helping customers navigate return policies and restocking the shelves after the holiday rush.

OSHA warns about Sandy cleanup workers and mold exposure

Just as the first responders did when SuperStorm Sandy hit, post-storm cleanup workers are facing dangerous hazards as they attempt to serve their communities. In addition to navigating unstable structures, interacting with dangerous equipment and so on, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently warned that Sandy cleanup workers may be in danger of developing serious illness due to a certain kind of toxic exposure.

Helping hands injure themselves often enough

The winter season and the cold and wet weather that accompany it often brings an increase in slips, trips, and falls, especially in New York. Many of these, if severe enough end with a visit to the hospital or emergency room. It is however, not expected that those treating the injured will themselves experience a slip, trip, or fall on the way to lending a helping hand.

Workplace accident kills man in Rockland County

Rockland County, just northwest of Manhattan, is bordered by the Tappan Zee and boasts slightly more than 315,000 in population according to the last census. It was here that a man from Bogotá earned his nursing degree recently and dreamed of working in that profession. It is also here that the man from Bogotá was killed in an industrial accident.

Proper protection is critical to preventing eye injuries at work

A recent survey conducted by Kimberly-Clark Professional reveals that too many workers fail to take proper precautions when it comes to eye protection in the workplace. Specifically, 85 percent of industrial employees responding to the survey indicated that they have observed co-workers failing to adhere to proper eye safety standards by not wearing appropriate protective eyewear in situations that warrant it.

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