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January 2018 Archives

Speeding blamed for increase in traffic deaths

New Jersey drivers may have read that the number of traffic deaths have increased over the last few years. While some experts believe that it is due to an increase in the number of vehicles on the road and others blame pedestrians and smartphone use, a study showed that speed could ultimately be the problem.

Notifying the insurance agency after a car crash

For motorists in New Jersey, going through a car crash can be an extremely traumatic experience. From the immediate injuries and damages to the extensive followup required to secure compensation, car accidents can lead to a lot of stress. That's why it's important for motorists to be prepared and understand what to do in the moments and days following an auto crash.

OSHA staff levels fall under President Trump

Since Donald Trump became President, there have been fewer OSHA safety inspectors. In many cases, inspectors left on their own and were not replaced. This was done as part of an overall plan to reduce the number of federal government workers throughout all agencies. As of October 2017, there were fewer than 1,000 federal inspectors throughout the United States. These departures have raised concerns about whether the government is doing enough to protect New Jersey workers.

The benefits of wearable tech in construction

Wearable safety technology may soon become more of a staple in the construction industry throughout New Jersey and the rest of the U.S. This could be seen as good news as construction has been called the second least digitized industry in America.

Lead poisoning dangers: Be careful to avoid lead contamination

Manufacturers of paint, automobiles, gasoline and countless other products used lead as an additive to improve the quality of the items they produced. While lead additives did provide many benefits, however, they created serious lead poisoning problems for the people exposed to them.

How to stay safe when removing snow

Workers in New Jersey and elsewhere may face safety hazards while removing snow. Those who have to remove snow from rooftops or other elevated areas may be at risk for falling. It is critical to remember that the weight of anyone clearing the snow has to be accounted for in addition to the weight of the snow on the roof. OSHA recommends that workers use rakes or clear snow from the ground using draglines.

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