Category Archives: Construction Accidents

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Prevent Heat Related Work Injuries with Water

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), stopping for a drink of water may be what saves you from heat illness. With rising temperatures, outdoor workers could suffer from heat rash, cramps, exhaustion, or stroke if body temperatures rise to a dangerous level. OSHA lists water, rest, and shade as prevention for heat related work injuries.As a Long Island injury lawyer, Robert Golan, PC, we understand the steps that employers can take to help outdoor workers know the signs and symptoms of heat illness....
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Workers Exposed to Harmful Silica in Fracking and Hydraulic Fracturing Industry

Workers Exposed to Harmful Silica in Fracking and Hydraulic Fracturing IndustryThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) has found that airborne silica can cause serious medical issues to unprotected workers in the fracking industry. OSHA and the US government are warning hydraulic fracturing workers that the lungs can inhale the crystalline silica, causing silicosis, according to a recent article by Risk and Insurance.Silicosis is linked to lung cancer, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney and autoimmune disease. With the recent plans to allow drilling along the New York and Pennsylvania border, according to a recent article on The Wall Street Journal website, exposure to workers in New York is likely. If you believe that the company you work for hasn't provided the necessary equipment to protect workers from exposure to harmful substances, you may contact our Long Island workers compensation lawyer to discuss your case....
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