How Poor Housekeeping Causes Accidents on Construction Sites

By WRSMH on December 30, 2022

Construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs in America. It’s hard work that often involves heavy machinery and hazardous equipment.

A lot of the injuries that happen on a construction site are slips, trips, falls, exposure to dangerous chemicals, and other mishaps that result from poor worksite management. It’s crucial for supervisors on construction sites to establish clear safety protocols to prevent clutter and debris and to eliminate hazards. In addition, poor housekeeping can result in material or equipment moving or falling in a dangerous manner.

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What Is Maximum Medical Improvement in a Construction Injury?

By WRSMH on December 20, 2022

Construction workers carry out strenuous tasks every day and this takes a toll on your body. And construction sites typically contain all sorts of hazards that may cause serious injuries.

There are several legal limitations that render workers’ compensation benefits inadequate for workers with severe injuries. And there are also complex laws and exasperating jargon that make it very difficult for workers to navigate the system.

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The Dangers of Glass Installation Projects

By WRSMH on December 10, 2022

New York City has an amazing skyline, full of architectural marvels. And every attractive window that you see was installed by a glazier. Glaziers make our buildings look a lot more beautiful, especially from the inside.

Installing windows and other types of glass fixtures is an essential part of the construction process. Glaziers have a difficult job that requires tremendous effort and skill.

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Safety Tips for NYC Masons

By WRSMH on November 30, 2022

Masonry is a very important trade, not only for the construction industry, but for everyone who lives in America. This trade involves building structures using bricks or concrete blocks and mortar. Expert masons have the skills to lay them perfectly for a quality finished product. Masonry is essential because it is necessary to build the structures we live and work in today. Masonry construction has several important advantages for building owners:

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How the Labor Shortage Makes Construction Workers More Likely to Get Hurt

By WRSMH on November 20, 2022

The global pandemic created a major disruption in the nation’s labor force, commonly known as “The Great Resignation.” More than 47 million workers quit their jobs in 2021, as stated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Although hiring rates have picked up since then, many workers who previously resigned in search of better compensation, work-life balance, and flexibility were rehired elsewhere.

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Compartment Syndrome and NYC Construction Worker Health

By WRSMH on November 10, 2022

Compartment syndrome is a painful, potentially serious condition. It can develop with bleeding or swelling within a muscle compartment (an enclosed bundle of muscles). A thin casing of connective tissue known as fascia surrounds each group of muscles in the arms and legs, together with nerves and blood vessels. Fascia does not expand. When swelling or bleeding causes pressure to build within the compartment, it can restrict blood flow to the area, potentially damaging muscles, and nerves.

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NYC Department of Buildings Considers Using Drones for Safety Inspections

By WRSMH on October 25, 2022

The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) is seriously considering using drones for building inspections. The department has released a report which states, “Our report is the product of intensive research by DOB experts and finds that when combined with traditional hands-on examinations, the effective use of drones could potentially result in more comprehensive building inspections, resulting in reduced inefficiencies and a safer New York City,” as reported by Engineering News-Record New York.

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Worksite Dangers Unique to Demolition Workers

By WRSMH on October 15, 2022

Construction is an inherently dangerous industry, and demolition is one of the most dangerous jobs in construction. Destroying existing structures can be a treacherous activity. Nevertheless, many demolition accidents could be avoided if employers planned ahead to protect their employees, provided proper safety equipment, and trained workers on its use.

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The Laws Surrounding Hand-Propelled Vehicle Safety on NY Worksites

By WRSMH on September 25, 2022

There are several laws and regulations in place in New York State that govern the safety of hand-propelled vehicles on worksites. These laws are designed to protect workers from injuries that can occur while using these vehicles and ensure that employers provide a safe and healthy work environment.

Some of the critical provisions of these laws include requirements for training workers who will be using hand-propelled vehicles and for maintaining these vehicles. Employers are also required to provide workers with information about the risks associated with using these vehicles and taking steps to mitigate these risks.

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Scaffold Safety Law: The Battle of New York

By WRSMH on September 15, 2022

In recent years there has been a great deal of debate over the importance of the Scaffold Safety Law. There are advocates on both sides, and arguments about money and insurance, about how to keep New York’s construction industry booming, and how to keep workers safe. Wading through all of the arguments can be overwhelming, which makes apathy toward the issue an easy response.

Ultimately, we believe in whatever keeps workers safe and holds employers responsible for safe worksite conditions.

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