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Black market safety cards despite NY construction death spike

New York is a dangerous state to be a construction worker, due in part to construction work in the Big Apple. According to NBC New York, at one point, 30 people died due to construction-related accidents during a two-year period in New York City. One of the reasons that safety continues to be a problem is the sale of black market safety cards.

Effect of New York safety training on construction work accidents

In 2018, ABC News reported that the New York City construction training was far too easy to cheat. To combat the ongoing problem of construction site fatalities, the city made 10 to 30 hours of safety training mandatory for construction workers. Laws stipulated that the training should be monitored to ensure workers do not cheat. However, the website-served training was often not monitored at all. In fact, people were able to get an OSHA certification for Fred Flintstone the cartoon character just to prove a point.

Workplace injuries and extreme cold

Workers become hurt during all times of the year but some seasons can present especially dangerous conditions. For example, the winter months can be particularly dangerous for people who work in some parts of the country and are employed in certain occupations, such as those who work outdoors. There are a number of factors to consider when it comes to work-related injuries and cold weather, and these issues are especially relevant given the recent polar vortex that impacted many parts of the U.S. By recognizing some of the risks you may face, you could lessen the probability of a work accident.

Construction and the risk of electrocution

Construction workers face a plethora of hazards on a regular basis, whether they work in high places and become injured or killed after falling or they frequently use dangerous equipment. However, the risk of electrocution is especially concerning and does not only threaten the well-being of electricians but anyone who is working on a construction site. In Rochester and all across New York it is pivotal for construction company owners and workers to be aware of the dangers associated with electricity on job sites and take precautionary measures to avoid accidents. Unfortunately, these accidents will keep happening and they can leave people with many hardships.

The rising number of construction-related injuries

Construction workers in New York have experienced an increase in injuries and death over the last few years. Some of the reasons for these accidents include an increased number of projects and a decrease in the amount of safety inspections being conducted.

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