If you're one of many New York residents making a living in a dangerous job industry (construction, fishing, farming, community rescue work, etc.) you're likely already aware of many everyday safety hazards associated with such work. However, some serious workplace accidents occur in otherwise calm and uneventful atmospheres, such as clerical offices, libraries or small-town grocery stores. Regardless what type of work you do, most work environments share certain common injury risks of which you'll want to be aware if you hope to lower your personal risk.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigates workplace accidents, especially if one or more people suffer severe injuries, or, in worst cases, die on the job. In such circumstances, OSHA often conducts a thorough analysis of the events leading up to and following a particular incident to determine whether any safety or regulatory compliance violations occurred.