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3 reasons workers don't use fall protection gear

Fall protection gear is critical in the construction industry, as falls are one of the top causes of injury and death year after year. Working at heights is unavoidable in this line of employment, so that fall risk isn't going anywhere. Plus, workers don't have to fall from a high-rise project to get injured. Just falling 10 feet off of a single-story home can be deadly.

Forklift safety tips to stay safe on the job

Driving a forklift may seem like one of the easiest aspect of your job, especially when you compare it to operating other pieces of heavy machinery. Even though a forklift may not come with the same hazards you might face when operating a backhoe, it is still important to use proper safety techniques. Like many other pieces of equipment on the job site, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulates how workers use forklifts. Following the regulations properly can be the difference between life and death.

5 tips to stay safe on scaffolding

Scaffolding accidents can result in very serious injuries. When you are working on or around scaffolding, safety is very important. Many accidents happen because scaffolding is not properly assembled. This means that workers on the scaffolding and those working in the area are all at risk. While it is not always possible to prevent every accident, there are things you can do to reduce your risk while working with scaffolding.

4 tips to improve ladder safety

As a construction worker, you know that you are at risk every time you set foot on a construction site. You also know that if you are hurt, you may have to miss work for days, weeks or even months. Staying safe on the job is your number one priority every day that you punch your time card. Unfortunately, no matter how many precautions you take, sometimes it is impossible to avoid an accident. When this happens, and you suffer an injury, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. If you have suffered an injury on the job, an experienced attorney in New York can help you file a workers' compensation claim.

I was injured in an apartment complex. Who is liable?

In New York, the law places a good deal of responsibility on property owners to ensure that a property remains in a safe condition. However, landlords and property management companies do not shoulder the burden for every injury or environmental illness. It is vital to consult with an experienced personal injury and liability attorney if you believe your injury entails legal action.

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