Some immigrant workers who are injured on the job may feel reluctant to report their injury because they fear repercussions due to their status. Rest assured, OSHA and New York state law both cover all workers regardless of immigration status.
A study compiled using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that construction workers in New York City make up 27 percent of all work-related fatalities, while comprising only 5 percent of the workforce.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which establishes core standards that are used to protect employees on the job and prevent injury, illness, and death.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, scaffolding accidents are responsible for nearly 4,500 injuries and more than 60 deaths in the United States every year. Several construction sites require the erection of scaffolding to enable workers to reach high-level structures when building, renovating, or painting.
For decades, there had been argument about sexual abuse occurring in religious institutions. Cases regarding sexual abuse by priests, rabbis or other religious leaders are often dismissed as not credible.
A New York jury has awarded a woman and her husband $325 million dollars in the most recent verdict against Johnson & Johnson for a rare form of lung cancer caused by asbestos in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder.
New York has experienced a significant decline in the amount of traffic related injuries in this year. Thanks to increase safety with motorcyclist legislation the public has seen only 81 deaths in the first six months, compared to the average of 125 in New York.