Health & Safety

  • If you would like to read about regulations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that pertain to our industry, please visit the OSHA website.
  • The NYC Department of Education Division of School Facilities, Office of Building Services has issued Office of Building Services Circular No. 06 - 2011/12 Best Management Practices (BMPs) For PCB Caulk in NYC School Buildings.  To read more about it this and other custodial circulars, including the T-12 Ballast Inspection Protocol, please go to the NYC Department of Education website.

Injured on the Job?

Workers’ Compensation

If you are injured on the job you are entitled to New York State Workers’ Compensation Benefits. However, you may be entitled to a lump sum settlement based on specific legal guidelines depending on the injury.

Additionally, you may have the right to pursue a negligence action or an action under the New York State Labor Law against a third party. The Labor law has special provisions for those injured on the job while performing repairs, painting, demolition and various other tasks. There is no imposed limit on your financial recovery in such instances.

The Labor Law covers members who:

  1. Were working on ladders,
  2. Were working on scaffolds,
  3. Fell from heights whether they were working on cooling towers or in ceilings,
  4. Were injured due to falling objects,
  5. Tripped or slipped due to materials left by contractors or
  6. Were not provided a “safe place to work.”

There are specific facts regarding such injuries that make it crucial for the injured member to contact an attorney that specializes in labor law claims.

Hach & Rose, LLP represents hundreds of IUOE members for various injuries and conditions and specializes in negligence claims and actions under the labor law.

Members who are injured on the job should be aware of the requirements, and their rights, under Workers’ Compensation. Click here for more information.

If you are injured, do not hesitate to call directly at (212) 779-0057 or toll-free at (866) LAWS-USA (866-529-7872). Simply identify yourself as a member of Local 94. All calls are confidential and there is no cost for consultation.

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