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When the work of others hurts fellow employees

When conditions in a place of business compromise the safety of patrons, they usually also compromise the safety of employees serving those patrons. Recently, the engineering work completed by workers employed at two American Airlines bases and outside contractors compromised the safety of the airline's passengers and crew. Though workplace injuries can occur at any worksite, injuries occurring thousands of feet in the air can be particularly perilous.

Whistlebower rule clarified and finalized

It is imperative that workers advocate for their own safety and the safety of others on the job. After all, no one knows a job site better than those who pour their efforts into it day after day. In order to prevent workplace injuries, most employers will act on reported safety hazards so that their employees will remain protected. However, that is not always the case.

CDC addresses heat-related concerns for workers

New York was hit by a heat wave as spring officially gave way to summer yesterday. Though temperatures in the 90s may have been welcome after a snowy winter, these conditions are far from ideal for workers who must labor outside.

New York Snow Removal Workers Face Real Dangers

This winter has already brought more inclement weather than the country has seen in decades. For those living in the Midwest and on the East coast, heavy snowfalls have brought cities to a standstill. New York is still digging itself out of last week's blizzard, and citizens must now deal with interrupted trash service as well as snow removal.

Can Repetitive Trauma Injuries be Prevented?

Such is the question being asked right now by the Illinois Attorney General, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, the Illinois Department of Corrections and the Illinois Department of Insurance. Together they are questioning the validity of hundreds of claims that have been made and are currently pending by over half of the prison guards employed at an Illinois correctional facility.

OSHA Issues Citations to New York Paper Mill

In May, an employee working at a paper mill in Niagra Falls, New York, was killed. Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration concluded that his death was the result of the paper mill's failure to provide adequate safety mechanisms.

Mayor Urges 9/11 Workers to Accept Settlement

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, thousands of New York City employees worked to clear the rubble at Ground Zero and keep the city running. Many of those workers suffered serious illnesses because of the dust that covered the city, others lost their lives working to recover victims of the attacks.

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