Operation Hang Up Campaign Targets Distracted Drivers in New York

Earlier this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledged the success of Operation Hang Up. During the first 12 hours of the campaign, over 150 tickets were issued to drivers for using hand-held electronic devices. The initiative began Monday, April 23 and will run through Sunday, April 29. The goal of the campaign is to […]

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Re-thinking Our Approach to Lead Exposure in Children

I. Measuring the Harm There is no safe level of lead exposure in children. According to a preliminary 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, current standards for measuring blood lead level (BLL) in children are inaccurate and misleading. Furthermore, addressing the harm retroactively is not nearly as important as preventing it. […]

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If You are Injured on the Job

If you are accidentally injured at your place of work and in the course of your employment, Workers Compensation guarantees you medical care and cash benefits. These benefits are paid by your employer’s insurance carrier. Workers Compensation is considered the exclusive remedy for workplace injury and, in general, you cannot sue your employer or a […]

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The American Workplace: Hazardous to Life and Health?

According to data released by the U.S, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of work-related deaths in 2010 remained roughly the same as in 2009. There is some good news in the private construction sector, where workplace fatalities declined 10 percent from 2009 to 2010 and 40 percent since 2003. Fatal falls are down 42 […]

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Police Misconduct in the News

Complaints of police misconduct in the New York area are on the rise. Criminal cases involving police officers in 2011 included indictments or convictions for ticket-fixing, planting drugs on people, false arrest, warehouse robbery and gun smuggling. Reports of citizen harassment by police have also resulted in several high-profile lawsuits. Recently, the New York Civil Liberties […]

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