OSHA http://wrvo.org en More New Yorkers dying from falls on the job http://wrvo.org/post/more-new-yorkers-dying-falls-job <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number of people killed in workplace accidents in New York state as a result of falls has increased, according to the federal government’s workplace safety watchdog.</span></p><p>The number of fatalities at construction and industrial sites is decreasing overall, reports the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), but 42 workers in New York fell to their death in 2012, 10 more than the year before.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:44:21 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56751 at http://wrvo.org More New Yorkers dying from falls on the job 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 Hanna urges OSHA to consider delaying surprise dairy farm inspections http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-urges-osha-consider-delaying-surprise-dairy-farm-inspections <p></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:15:39 +0000 Gino Geruntino 49021 at http://wrvo.org Hanna urges OSHA to consider delaying surprise dairy farm inspections