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March 2017 Archives

Landscapers and workplace safety

Being a landscaper in New Jersey can dangerous due to the repetitive and difficult work, heat exposure and hazardous equipment that is common to the profession. However, there are many safety and health procedures landscapers can keep in mind to ensure their own well-being.

DOL vows strict safety enforcement in 2017

Workplace accidents around the country claimed 4,836 lives in 2015 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a further 3 million workers suffered a nonfatal injury or became sick. The U.S. Department of Labor helps to promote workplace safety by developing regulations and enforcing federal laws like the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and a senior DOL figure said that stricter enforcement would be one of the highest priorities of the solicitor's office in 2017. The comments were made at a March 8 meeting of the American Bar Association in which attorneys from New Jersey were in attendance.

Proper protection could reduce workplace eye injuries

About 2,000 workers in New Jersey and around the country seek medical treatment each day after suffering some sort of eye injury. As many as 90 percent of these injuries could be prevented by goggles or other forms of eye protection, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

You're not clumsy - the property was unsafe

Imagine walking into the local supermarket to pick up a few items. As you head toward the dairy aisle, you suddenly find yourself on the ground. Instead of standing up, brushing yourself off, and quickly moving away in embarrassment, look around and assess the situation. Your fall may not have occurred due to clumsiness. It may have been caused by a wet floor, a loose tile or a badly placed product display.

Can I get workers' compensation if a dog bit me at work?

Workers' compensation benefits are available for people who have suffered a wide range of injures at work. The types of injuries that come to most people's minds are broken bones or repetitive stress injuries, for example.

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