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November 2016 Archives

Are 24-hour shifts for interns a 'dangerous step backward?'

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the organization tasked with setting standards for doctors-in-training, dramatically altered the medical landscape back in 2011 by announcing new work hour restrictions for interns, meaning those in their first year of training post-medical school.

Two Construction Workers Killed in Queens

Construction is still the deadliest occupation in New York City. It doesn't seem like a week passes without news of workers either getting killed or seriously injured. The most recent devastating example of this took place Tuesday, Nov. 22 around noon when a 6,500 pound metal beam slipped out of a crane's rigging and fell four stories to hit crane operator George Smith (age 47) and flagman Alessandro Ramos (age 43).

Is it time to revisit the issue of school bus seat belts?

When most parents drop their children off at the bus stop in the mornings, their thoughts are more than likely focused on their impending workday or the errands that they'll have to complete by the end of the day. In other words, the last thing on their minds is the possibility that their children could be involved in some sort of serious accident, taking it for a given that they'll be safe given the sheer height and weight of the school bus.

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