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December 2017 Archives

Workplace deaths rose by a worrying 7 percent in 2016

The number of workers killed while on the job in New Jersey and around the country increased by a worrying 7 percent in 2016, according to figures from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The federal agency reports that workplace accidents claimed 5,190 lives in 2016, which is the highest occupational death toll since 5,214 workers were killed in 2008. Many of these deaths occurred in growing and lightly regulated sectors like food service and health care. Accidents and injuries remained steady or actually fell in industries that are closely scrutinized by federal safety agencies like OSHA.

Roundabouts can lower risk of roadway death

Traffic engineers in New Jersey and across the United States are continually looking for ways to lower the risks that drivers and passengers face on the roadways. This is especially true for intersections, as the conjunction points of roads can be some of the most dangerous locations as cars come together from different directions, sometimes at higher rates of speed. Drivers are aware that the risk at intersections often exceeds that elsewhere on the roads, but the points are often the location for fatal crashes or accidents causing serious injury.

GAO report claims reluctance to report poulty plant safety

A year after receiving complaints of potentially unsafe conditions in poultry processing plants across the country, the Government Accountability Office determined that many employees are reluctant to speak with OSHA reps for fear of reprisal by their employers. Factory employees in New Jersey might take interest in the situation.

OSHA notified after man electrocuted at work

A 55-year-old man was killed on Nov. 13 after replacing an emergency light at High Grade Beverage in New Jersey. According to authorities, the man was replacing the light when he was electrocuted while on a scissor lift. Police attempted to perform CPR on the man when they arrived at the scene. The man was transported to Saint Clare's Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Keeping workers safe in cold environments

Cold, wind, and moisture, especially perspiration, all combine to reduce body heat, leaving people vulnerable to injuries and illness. Anyone who works outdoors should know about the guidelines and recommendations that NIOSH and OSHA have established. These suggestions can help employers and workers stay safe in the winter, and they apply not only in New Jersey but across the US.

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