Though retail jobs have a reputation for being fairly safe, retail workers face more fatal and nonfatal injuries than the average worker. Here are three safety tips to help workers avoid some of the most common retail hazards.
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Approximately 140,000 New York workers are injured at work every year, and around 160 are killed in workplace accidents. But not all jobs are equally dangerous. According to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the five most fatal jobs in New York.
1. ConstructionConstruction is by far the most deadly industry in the state, with 138 fatalities in 2013. Construction workers face daily workplace hazards such as heights, falling objects, heavy machinery, and dangerous chemicals.
2. RetailThough retail jobs may not be widely considered dangerous, 17 New York retail workers were fatally injured at work in 2013. Fatal retail injuries are usually a result of hazardous chemicals, heavy machinery, vehicles, or homicide.
3. Truck TransportationTruck driver injuries and fatalities are on the rise due in part to the increasing...
In 2015, full-time workers spent approximately 1,153,500 days away from work due to a workplace injury. While there are many ways to be injured at work, these five injures make up the majority of cases requiring a Long Island worker’s compensation disability attorney:
Sprains, strains, and tearsSprains, strains, and tears are the most common type of injury, accounting for 37 percent of workplace injuries and illnesses and causing 421,610 days out of work in 2015. These injuries are often caused by falls or a sudden twist or blow to the body, which can cause joints to move out of place or ligaments to tear or stretch. They can also be caused by overexertion or improperly lifting heavy objects.
Soreness and painSoreness and pain account for 16 percent of workplace injuries and illnesses potentially leading to a Queens...