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Dirty and Dangerous:Worker Safety and Health in New York City’s Scofflaw Commercial Waste Industry

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English

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Commercial Waste WorkersSanitation

KIND

Biological HazardDisaster PreparednessErgonomicsExternal Resources and Other OrganizationsFor Injured WorkersHazards on the JobNYCOSH ReportsPhysical Hazard

Workers who collect, transport, sort, and transfer commercial waste for recycling or disposal perform in NYC perform an essential public health service, but NYCOSH’s report has found currently that workers are too often at great risk of injury, illness, or death.

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