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Steven Cohn

Construction Workers at Highest Risk of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Construction workers continue to face some of the highest risks when it comes to injuries in the workplace. One of the most concerning involves traumatic brain injuries (TBI), often caused by falls and being struck by moving vehicles. According to […]

Mark Bello

Putting Safety First When Working With Robots

An increasing number of jobs once performed by humans are now performed by robots. With robotics playing such a pivotal role in the future of manufacturing, keeping humans safe is gaining the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]

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 Industrial Parts Manufacturer Cited for Safety Violations

Ohio railroad parts manufacturer SanCasT Inc. was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for safety violations related to employee safety. The company was found to be exposing workers to machine and fall hazards at its Coshocton […]

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 […]

Mark Bello

Bride-to-Be Crushed to Death by Car-Factory Robot

Safe and efficient robot-human interaction has the power to transform assembly lines. Robots are great at moving heavy machinery at high speeds and can conduct monotonous jobs with ease, but they move blindly with no intelligence. If they make contact […]

Melanie J. VanOverloop

Lack of Fall Protection and Proper Scaffolding Leads to Construction Site Injuries and Deaths

As of January of 2016, about 6.5 million people were employed in the construction industry. Despite its popularity, the construction industry has proven to be one of the most hazardous occupations in the U.S. In 2014, 899 construction workers were […]

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 […]

Mark Bello

New Jersey Aluminum Manufacturer Continues to Expose Workers to Machine Hazards – Resulting in Amputations

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplaces for their employees. Unfortunately, many shortcut the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards exposing employees to significant increased risk of harm and […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Machine Operator Falls in Acid Tank; OH Company Fails to Take Action

When an employee gets seriously injured on the job, one would expect that his or her employer would take action to prevent any other employee from suffering the same injury. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen at A-Brite Planing, a company founded […]