Category: Work Injury

Concerns Continue in NYC over Sanitation Industry’s Safety Record

Fleets of privately-owned garbage trucks race through New York City’s streets every night. It’s clear to many onlookers that several of these vehicles are in poor repair. Some are routinely declared unsafe and pulled off the road by government regulators, only to resume their routes a few days l...

OSHA Unveils 2017’s Top Ten Most-Cited Workplace Safety Standards

The list of this year’s most ticketed safety violations in the workplace is out. According to Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs, "This list doesn't change much from year to year, even if the order does." Even though virtually all categories reported fewe...

An App for Heavy Lifting is Now Available for your Mobile Device

Back injuries are a major concern in workplaces around the world, and with good reason. But the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recently released a tool to calculate the overall risk index for single and multiple manual lifting tasks. The free Lifting Equation Sm...

Hydraulic Drill Tips in Midtown Manhattan

The project? A 38-story super luxe hotel, which is due to sprout out of midtown Manhattan sometime in the near future. The heavy equipment? A gargantuan hydraulic drill known as the “Casa Grande,” which is Spanish for “Big House.” As the driver of the mobile drill attempted to pilot the l...

Workplace Discrimination Claims on the Decline

It’s not too often we see win / win situations in the news, but regarding the current state of affairs of workplace discrimination in America, that’s exactly the case. This year, federal officials have observed a precipitous decline in job-related discriminatio...