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The impact of fatigue on workplace safety

You may not realize that your body goes through 24-hour cycles that manage its rhythm, and interfering with these cycles affects everything from your body temperature, digestion and your capacity to face daily challenges. The lack of sleep jeopardizes your body's ability to renew energy. History shows that most major industrial accidents resulted from fatigue -- including the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Trenches can pose extreme danger to construction workers

Construction workers in New York will likely face excavation hazards on almost every project. Trenches are some of the most dangerous places in which to work. Many construction company owners disregard the safety regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the New York City Department of Buildings, putting the lives of their employees on the line.

Workers can face a multitude of lifting and overexertion hazards

One of the many health hazards that construction and utility workers in New York have to face is overexertion caused by heavy lifting in materials handling. Safety authorities say a significant number of workplace injuries and many lost work days result from the cumulative trauma that lifting injuries can cause. Your most vulnerable body parts are your back and your neck.

Protecting the health of those who protect the health of others

Health care workers are some of the most underappreciated and overworked individuals in any industry. Due to the fast-paced and risky nature of their jobs, these men and women may face a higher chance of suffering injuries and facing exposure to dangerous illnesses. Fortunately, it is possible to minimize the risk of illness or injury by implementing certain safety measures.

4 questions you may have about workers' compensation

After suffering a serious injury while on the job, you may have many questions regarding how to handle the predicament. Many individuals experience confusion and uncertainty after such an incident because more factors go into addressing the situation than expected, especially when it comes to receiving workers' compensation. Therefore, you should not feel discouraged if you do not immediately know how to move forward.

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