regulations http://wrvo.org en Dairy farm worker encourages others to speak up about workplace dangers http://wrvo.org/post/dairy-farm-worker-encourages-others-speak-about-workplace-dangers <p></p><p>A Syracuse-area farm worker is touring regional churches and community centers to bring attention to workplace dangers on dairy farms.</p><p>José&nbsp;Cañas&nbsp;is originally from El Salvador, but he’s worked in New York agriculture for three years.</p><p>Cañas&nbsp;says he’s putting his job on the line to let people know about the risks posed to agricultural laborers from slippery floors, large animals, heavy equipment, and chemicals. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 55 fatalities on New York state dairy farms since 2006.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 10:23:47 +0000 Michelle Faust 55274 at http://wrvo.org Dairy farm worker encourages others to speak up about workplace dangers State report shows thousands of regulations impede New York businesses http://wrvo.org/post/state-report-shows-thousands-regulations-impede-new-york-businesses <p></p><p>While tax breaks are the cornerstone of some of the programs in New York state meant to boost business, there are other areas where the state can become an impediment to anyone wanting to do business. A state report released recently points the finger at a bureaucracy that gets in the way.<br /><br />There are 750,000 regulations on the books in New York state, many of them outdated and never reviewed. And many of them can get in the way of New York's businesses.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:07:29 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50659 at http://wrvo.org N.Y. regulations like 'death by a thousand cuts,' say manufacturers http://wrvo.org/post/ny-regulations-death-thousand-cuts-say-manufacturers <p>The one phrase that kept coming up at Friday's New York State Senate hearing on regulatory reform in Syracuse, was "death by a thousand cuts." Manufacturers were the focus today as lawmakers travel around the state trying to identify regulations that are getting in the way of business.<br><br>One of the regulations State Sen. John DeFransisco called asinine at today's hearing, springs from the Wage Theft Prevention Act. Employers are required to provide employees with a yearly notice regarding their compensation, information that is already on their paycheck.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:30:15 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44484 at http://wrvo.org N.Y. regulations like 'death by a thousand cuts,' say manufacturers