New York Safety Resources

The MTA offers safety information for the NYC-area public transportation system, including the Long Island buses, subways, rails, bridges, and tunnels. Information for pedestrians and bicyclists is included here as well.

DOT has created the Safe Routes to Transit program with a goal to improve pedestrian and motor vehicle movement around subway entrances and bus stops to make accessing mass transit easier and more convenient. This site has information regarding sidewalk entrance upgrades into transit areas, as well as safety improvements to bus stops throughout the city.

This provides information regarding the pedestrian safety initiative for older New Yorkers to make New York streets safe from dangers, including pedestrian obstacles, traffic, and crime.

National Safety Resources

The National Floor Safety Institute was founded in 1997 as a not-for-profit organization with a mission to aid in the prevention of slips, trips, and falls through education, research, and standards development. The NFSI board members consist of product manufacturers, insurance underwriters, trade associations, and independent consultants.

The National Safety Council encourages safety and the prevention of injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education, and advocacy

The NIOSH website provides information for preventing slips and falls in workplaces, including construction sites and hospitals.

Read this Mayo Clinic article for suggestions on preventing falls, such as wearing sensible shoes and removing obstacles within the home.

Medical Resources

With a goal to further the art and science of orthopaedics, this site focuses on information and education in the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system.

This site provides information, resources, and support to patients and caregivers of those with a brain injury.

The Spinal Cord Injury Association offers information to educate, motivate, and empower survivors of spinal cord injury and disease.

NYC Administrative Code

This NYC code addresses removal of snow, ice, and dirt from sidewalks, as well as property owners’ duties.

This code addresses the liability of real property owners for failure to maintain sidewalk in a reasonably safe condition.

This code sets out the specific requirements for interior stairs and handrails.

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