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Steven Cohn

New York Reports Increasing Construction Worker Deaths

Construction worker deaths are on the rise in New York, according to a recent report by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH). Between 2006 and 2015, a total of 464 construction workers died on the job […]

Steven Cohn

Ohio Steel Contractor Fails to Protect Workers from Fall Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited general contractor Seneca Steel for failing to protect their employees from fall hazards.   According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), falls, slips, and trips increased 10 percent to 793 […]

Kendra Goldhirsch

Study of Pennsylvania Residents Shows Link Between Fracking and Migraines

A new study published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives links fracking to health problems, including migraine headaches and fatigue. The study has important implications for residents living close to natural gas wells that use fracking, as the study […]

Roopal Luhana

New Jersey Manufacturing Company Exposes Workers to Chemical Hazards

A manufacturing company in New Jersey has been cited for serious safety violations. National Manufacturing Company, Inc., which produces precision deep drawn enclosures (metal cans, cups, canisters, containers, etc.) and shallow drawn metal components, was cited for failing to protect […]

Steven Cohn

OSHA Cites Louisville Company with Repeated Fall Protection Violations

Companies are responsible for making sure their employees have safe working environments. Once a company has been cited for failing to provide the proper safeguards, it’s expected that the company will make appropriate changes to ensure future safety. Unfortunately, that […]

Steven Cohn

OSHA Cites Ohio Ambulance Company for Healthcare Safety Violations

Emergency healthcare workers are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Paramedics, in particular, can be exposed to blood from trauma victims as they perform advanced life support procedures. Because of their work conditions—often unpredictable and stressful with patients who […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Cleveland Stone Company Exposes Workers to Noise, Dust Hazards

Cleveland Granite & Marble, a natural stone company that imports, fabricates, and installs kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and fireplace surrounds, was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing workers to harmful noise and respiratory damage […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Plumber Dies Due to Company Negligence on a Construction Site

Roadway work zones are inherently hazardous, both for the vehicles that drive through them, and for the workers who are doing the construction. It’s up to the construction companies to make sure that these areas are as safe as possible, […]

Steven Cohn

Government Files Lawsuit Against Philadelphia Company for Unlawful Retaliation

If your fingers are crushed in a press brake and you speak up about it, should you be fired? According to a federal lawsuit, absolutely not, but that’s what happened to an employee who worked at the Lloyd Industries’ Montgomeryville […]

Steven Cohn

OSHA Encouraging Safety in Fifth Year of Fall Prevention Campaign

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is working to increase awareness of fall hazards in the construction industry. According to the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), falls are the number one cause of fatal injuries in construction. […]