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How does overexertion cause construction accidents?

When people think of construction accidents, what are the first causes that come to mind? Falls, electrocution and defective equipment are several. However, overexertion is a major risk factor for construction workers. Overexertion accidents may not get as attention as other incidents, but they do occur often. In fact, overexertion is the cause of many nonfatal and fatal construction accidents in New York each year. 

Can people with disabilities safely do construction work?

Yes, many people with disabilities can safely do construction work. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration says that if someone with a disability can perform the job safely, the presence of the disability is immaterial. OSHA also states that employers have the responsibility to provide a safe working environment for employees of varied ability levels.

How vehicle technology can cause accidents

Many new vehicles come with features that enhance safety and performance. They also come with technology to make driving experience more enjoyable. The downside is some of those technological advancements make it easy for motorists to lose their focus while they are driving.

Minimizing the risk of electrocution on construction sites

Most construction workers in New York are aware of the dangers and hazards they face when they are on the job. However, they may not know that the risk of electrocution is great. Fatal injuries from electrical hazards are a leading cause of death for many construction workers. Countless others suffer nonfatal wounds from electrical construction accidents

How much safety training do NYC construction workers receive?

There are a staggering number of injuries and deaths that occur every year on New York City construction sites. It is not surprising that this is the case, given all of the risks that are generally present in such environments. Still, it is the responsibility of site managers to keep everybody safe and ensure that preventable accidents do not harm the workers doing construction.

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