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How to Maintain a Clean and Safe New York Construction Site

Your construction site is busy. The pace if fast and there is always something that needs to be done. There is always a deadline to meet. It may seem like the last thing that you want to do every day is clean up after yourself. However, keeping your construction site clean may be one of the most important things that you can do to prevent injury.

How to Maintain a Clean and Safe New York Construction Site

Your construction site is busy. The pace if fast and there is always something that needs to be done. There is always a deadline to meet. It may seem like the last thing that you want to do every day is clean up after yourself. However, keeping your construction site clean may be one of the most important things that you can do to prevent injury.

Can New York Construction Loading & Unloading Accidents Be Prevented?

Loading and unloading at construction sites may be part of your job as a construction worker. You may not be able to avoid loading and unloading, but you, your employer, and your coworkers may be able to avoid some loading and unloading accident injuries.

Is Your Employer Putting You at Risk?

There are some accidents that your construction employer cannot prevent because they are not reasonably foreseeable. However, there are other accidents that are reasonably foreseeable and your employer has a legal and ethical responsibility to protect you from those types of accidents. For example, if you are a road construction worker then you are at risk of struck by accidents. The threat of these accidents is inherent in your work and well documented by past injuries and fatalities. Your employer should, therefore, take steps to protect you from struck by accidents. These steps will differ depending on the regulations applicable to your work and your unique job site. However, some things to consider include:

3 Ways to Prevent New York Construction Site Hand Tool Injuries

Using hand tools is part of standard operating procedure for New York and New Jersey construction workers. At some point in your work, you may need a hammer, screwdriver, handsaw, knife, pliers, or another type of handheld tool. These tools are not likely to be the ones that you consider to be dangerous. They are not heavy and won't malfunction. However, they can result in serious injuries that can keep you out of work.

Why First Aid Is So Important on New York Construction Sites

The burn, cut or scrape that you suffered while working construction in New York didn't seem like a big deal. It certainly didn't require emergency room treatment. However, if you didn't get the first aid that you needed, it could cause you significant problems and hospitalizations in the future.

What to Do When You Experience a Construction Related Skin Injury in New Jersey

Whether you are a New Jersey construction worker who is experiencing a sudden and significant burn or a subtle and irritating rash, you may be the victim of a serious New Jersey construction accident. In order to keep the skin condition from developing into a critical medical emergency, or ending your life, it is important to know what to do when you notice any skin related issues that may be related to your work.

Fighting To Protect What Matters Most

You are not the only one who suffers after a serious accident. Crushing medical bills and lost wages can be devastating to your family for years.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Speak To An Attorney, Get Help.