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Avoiding pinch point injuries

Pinch points refer to any place in a machine where workers, or parts of their body, are liable to get stuck. It could be between two moving parts of machinery, between moving and stationary parts, or between some material and a piece of machinery. Employers in New York should know that pinch point injuries are more common than some people think.These injuries can occur wherever there are, for example, power doors, covers, hatches, or presses; powered rollers; or conveyors. Workers in the construction and manufacturing industry are especially vulnerable since pinch points are found in robotic machinery, metal forming machinery, and injection molding machines. Assembling machines and printing presses also pose a high risk.The important thing is to prevent employees from reaching into, above, under, or around a pinch point. [...]

Avoiding pinch point injuries2018-04-09T00:00:00+00:00

New York man arrested on drug charges

Drug charges in New York can lead to long prison sentences and many unwanted personal consequences. After being pulled over for speeding, a New York man was recently arrested for driving under the influence and drug possession. The 27-year-old man is facing criminal charges for DUI, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and other related traffic offenses. According to authorities, after being stopped for a speeding violation, authorities discovered the man was operating his vehicle while under the influence of drugs and claimed that marijuana was found in his vehicle.Drug charges can have harsh consequences for those who are facing them. Accused individuals face lengthy prison sentences, fines and other potential penalties and consequences associated with drug charges. When an accused individual is taken into the criminal justice system, it [...]

New York man arrested on drug charges2018-04-08T00:00:00+00:00

Workplace noise can pose a risk of heart disease

Workers in New York may face a surprising source of health risks on the job, especially for those working in the manufacturing, construction and mining industries. Loud noise in the workplace is associated with heart disease, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, people who are regularly exposed to noisy environments on the job can be at risk for developing high cholesterol or high blood pressure, both of which pose a significant risk for the development of cardiovascular disease. These findings are especially concerning since heart disease is the leading killer of people across the United States.While many people know that hearing loss is a potential risk of repeated exposure to loud noises, the danger extends beyond the ears. Around 41 million people, [...]

Workplace noise can pose a risk of heart disease2018-04-06T00:00:00+00:00

Drunk driving charges: Avoid these errors in field sobriety tests

Young drivers in New York who are new to the freedom and exhilaration of having a driver's license and everything that goes with it may find themselves in circumstances where they get pulled over by law enforcement. Speeding, erratic driving and even a broken taillight could be the cause. Whatever the reason, the officer may suspect the driver of being impaired. The manner in which the driver handles what follows may determine whether he or she will face drunk driving charges or be permitted to leave with a warning or traffic citation.Officers typically provide instructions for the field sobriety test, but there are certain things the young driver would not want to do. Regardless of how high the desire to run away may be at the moment, fleeing the scene [...]

Drunk driving charges: Avoid these errors in field sobriety tests2018-04-05T00:00:00+00:00

Workplace safety and the hazards posed by ototoxicants

Employers in New York must protect the safety and health of their employees, and they must inform workers of the hazards to which they will be exposed. Workplace safety is the responsibility of employers, but there are some hazards of which even they may not be aware. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently published a bulletin to create awareness of ototoxicants, which are chemicals that can damage workers' hearing.Unfortunately, research related to ototoxic hearing loss is still limited, and hearing tests cannot yet determine whether noise or ototoxicants caused the damage. However, it has been established that the most significant danger is the fact that these chemicals bring about speech discrimination dysfunction. This diminishes an affected worker's ability to distinguish the sounds of the voices of co-workers and known [...]

Workplace safety and the hazards posed by ototoxicants2018-04-03T00:00:00+00:00

Plenty of evidence to consider for a DUI

Every criminal charge has a legal process behind it. Drunk driving charges, in particular, are noteworthy for the numerous steps, procedures, rules, and measures of compliance that must be followed throughout the legal process. For an individual charged with a DUI, how does all of this impact them?Well, the details of any case will always be important, but you may not be aware of just how intricate this can get. For example, what constitutes driving" in these cases? Does it mean that you were "operating the vehicle" or that you were "physically in control of the vehicle?" State laws will differentiate between these options. There is also the question of whether the individual even turned on the ignition. Perhaps they were just sitting in the driver's seat without the car [...]

Plenty of evidence to consider for a DUI2018-04-02T00:00:00+00:00
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