safety 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 Motorcyclists urged to take state safety course http://wrvo.org/post/motorcyclists-urged-take-state-safety-course <p></p><p>Thousands of motorcyclists are preparing to hit the road as summer nears, and New York state is urging caution. &nbsp;</p><p>To encourage caution and safety, the state is urging motorcyclists to take its Motorcycle Safety Program. During the course, motorcyclists weave in and out of traffic cones behind Shoppingtown Mall in DeWitt, the site of one of the state’s programs.</p><p>Program manager Ben Zadrozny said the idea is to get inside the head of riders and teach life saving techniques.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 10:48:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55695 at http://wrvo.org Motorcyclists urged to take state safety course 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 Schumer says schools struggling to fund safety programs http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-says-schools-struggling-fund-safety-programs <p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:05:29 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 54295 at http://wrvo.org Schumer says schools struggling to fund safety programs New York State Police cracking down on drivers passing stopped buses http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-state-police-cracking-down-drivers-passing-stopped-buses <p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:35:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53685 at http://wrvo.org New York State Police cracking down on drivers passing stopped buses On-the-job injuries higher for public sector http://wrvo.org/post/job-injuries-higher-public-sector <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>New data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows New York state and local government employees experienced a much higher rate of injury and illness than workers in any other industry during 2012.</p><p>It may not be something you’ve ever considered, but a lot of the time, there’s an inherent risk associated with jobs in the public sector.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:58:39 +0000 Kate O'Connell 51322 at http://wrvo.org On-the-job injuries higher for public sector Keep the holidays happy, avoid dangerous items http://wrvo.org/post/keep-holidays-happy-avoid-dangerous-items <p>The Upstate New York Poison Center wants New Yorkers to stay safe this holiday season. They've provided a list of things that can turn a happy holiday into tragedy.</p><p></p><p>Some things on the list remain after the holidays are long gone, like food safety. Other listed items are seen only during the holiday, like toxic plants- think mistletoe and holly berries. There are also items that can cause choking in young children.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 21:22:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49047 at http://wrvo.org Keep the holidays happy, avoid dangerous items