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Temporary workers and workplace protections in New York

In the modern economy, it has become more popular for employers to hire temporary workers. Many employers turn to staffing agencies in order to find workers to meet a short-term need. Employers choose this route for many reasons. One of these is that often it allows employers to forgo paying long-term benefits to these employees. However, this leaves employees in a rough spot.

Employers and OSHA reporting

New York employees can face serious dangers at their places of employment. These hazards can lead to a variety of serious injuries that can leave an employee hospitalized or worse. Employers have a variety of responsibilities to try and prevent these accidents from occurring. However, not every accident will be prevented in New York workplaces.

What are the dangers of diesel exhaust?

Many workers in New York face serious dangers in the workplace. They may think that these dangers only come from obvious things, like dangerous tools. However, often the danger is much more difficult to spot. For example, many workers are placed in danger from diesel exhaust.

OSHA provides rights to workers who are hurt on the job

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as OSHA, is a part of the federal government. Its protections may apply to workers in Schenectady as well as to workers in other parts of New York and throughout the rest of the country. When a worker is hurt while performing the duties of his employment, OSHA may grant that individual certain rights to allow him to be compensated for his losses.

The Severe Violator Enforcement Program

New York workplaces have a responsibility to keep workers safe. Employers must do everything they can to follow safety regulations and avoid workplace accidents. While most workplaces take pride in keeping their workers safe and following these safety rules, there are those that continually ignore safety regulations. These workplaces put workers at risk time and time again. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has created a program for these types of workplaces called the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

OSHA fines New York company after employee injured

New York employees go to work and expect to be safe. However, many workplaces fail to adopt safety regulations that can help keep employees free of injuries. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration, can step in during these situations to enforce federal safety regulations that help to keep New York employees safe.

When will OSHA investigate a New York workplace?

It should be the goal of every New York workplace to keep employees safe from harm. However, accidents still happen that lead to serious injuries. These injuries can have serious impacts on a worker's personal life. Not only can the worker incur medical expenses as a result of the accident, the worker may also lose income as the person recovers.

When does OSHA inspect New York businesses?

New York workers may feel like they are in danger when they go to work. They may encounter situations, they believe, can result in serious injuries to themselves and others. Employers are supposed to follow safety rules to prevent these types of situations. They are supposed to take proactive steps to avoid workplace injuries.

Helping those injured in workplace accidents

When New Yorkers go to work, they expect to do their jobs. Individuals don't expect that they will encounter a lot of obstacles in trying to get their job done correctly. In fact, most employers do everything they can to ensure that the job gets done in a timely and cost-efficient manner. However, in meeting these goals, employers can choose to ignore workplace safety laws.

Protecting workers from the cold

In the middle of a cold winter, New Yorkers may want to stay inside and in bed all day. However, for most people, that is not reality. No matter how cold it is outside, individuals still need to get up and go to work. For many individuals, the cold weather does not affect their working environment; they are comfortable indoors. However, for others, the cold can present dangers and result in injuries.