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Young, Hispanic construction workers at increased risk of injury

Construction work is a well-paying career. This is due to a number of factors. First, there is a substantial risk of injury, even death, to those who work on construction jobs. That is particularly true for buildings over one or two stories. Secondly, construction work is critical to the safety of others, so the need for quality work is critical in construction jobs. Finally, there are often highly skilled positions, such as welding, that require additional training and certification. For those with nerves of steel and the ability to work with their hands, construction work can be a great career.

Commercial construction workers are always at risk of injury

As a commercial construction worker, you should never overlook the fact that trouble is always lurking around the corner. Even if you do your part in preventing accidents, you never know if somebody else will make a mistake that puts you in a dangerous situation.

What will workers' comp cover after a construction accident?

No one plans to get hurt while working at a construction site. Most professionals in the construction industry take extra care to prevent accidents, falls and injuries. No matter how careful you are, however, it's possible for an injury to happen.

Construction work in New York plagued by accidents, deaths

Both 2015 and 2016 saw a large number of accidents and fatalities by construction workers in New York. In 2016 and 2015, there were at least 12 fatal accidents each year involving construction workers. There were also over four hundred construction site injuries in 2015, and nearly 600 in 2016.

4 things to know about the risk of amputation in the workplace

Going to work each day is a dangerous event for people who work near large machinery. If you are a laborer working near power tools and moving equipment daily, you are at risk of amputation of a body part. Employers should have appropriate safeguards in place to help prevents accidents like this from happening. Here are some important things that you should know your risk of amputation in the workplace.

Will my workers' compensation benefits be taxed?

Life should be as simple as going to work, earning a living and teaching your kids right from wrong, but it's not. Sure, the average New York hardhat might be able to live a simple life for a while, but if you suffer a serious workplace injury, it will teach you just how complicated things can get.

3 ways to prevent falls in the construction industry

Many construction projects require workers to work from high places. Falls from these heights can be devastating. It is crucial that construction companies provide workers with the protections they need to help prevent falls on the construction site. It is equally as important for the workers to follow accepted and proven safety techniques as they work.

Follow these tips to avoid a scaffolding accident

Some New York hardhats use scaffolding in construction sites as a regular part of their jobs. Many of these scaffoldings are multiple stories high, which means that a fall from the scaffolding can kill, or it could cause catastrophic injuries.

OSHA makes decision on walking surfaces and fall protection

In November, OSHA finally released an update to its standard that addresses walking/working surfaces, which will go into effect on Jan. 17, 2017. The agency anticipates that the new regulations will prevent up to 29 fatalities and more than 5,500 workplace injuries annually.