Posts Tagged ‘Scaffolding’

Dec
2013
24

Lobbying Supergroup Launching PR Campaign Against NY Scaffold Law, Worker Safety

Lobbying Supergroup Launching PR Campaign Against NY Scaffold Law, Worker Safety
  The New York Scaffold Law, in place since 1885, protects workers in cases of construction falls. But a lobbying supergroup has announced it will begin an advertising blitz against the law using misleading rhetoric (see image above) to frame the debate as, among other things, one of lawyers against workers when in fact big [&hellip...
Dec
2013
9

Paltry Fines and Repeat Offenders: The Story of OSHA’s Life

Paltry Fines and Repeat Offenders: The Story of OSHA's Life
  Following a disastrous explosion at the West, Texas fertilizer plant earlier this year, national attention shifted briefly to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), its underfunding, and the way in which it is handcuffed when overseeing workplace safety. As Think Progress noted this fall (when the investigation into the...
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Jun
2013
19

Insurance Company-Funded Democrat Behind Attempt to Undermine Law That Protects Workers Suffering from Scaffolding Fall Injuries

In New York, legislators are looking to change a law that has been on the books since 1885 which protects workers who fall from scaffolding on construction sites.   For the past 128 years, the burden of proof following a fall-related injury has been on the contractor. If the work site is proven by the [&hellip...