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February 2018 Archives

OSHA fact sheet aims to inform employers of silica dangers

Workers in New Jersey, especially in the construction industry, are at risk of silica exposure. Inhaling this dangerous carcinogen can lead to the development of severe occupational diseases like silicosis. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued rules along with a fact sheet that seeks to encourage employers to come into compliance with its standards for exposure to respirable crystalline silica. OSHA has mandated that employers take actions to protect employees from the dangers of silica exposure, including providing training, establishing plans in case of exposure and assessing the workplace dangers of exposure.

Depression, anxiety increase risk of work injuries for women

Women in New Jersey and nationwide may have an increased chance of suffering a workplace injury due to mental health issues. A recent study, which was published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, was conducted by researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health's Center for Health and Pinnacol Assurance, a workers compensation insurer.

Consumer Reports shares ways to avoid distracted driving

With the increasing number of traffic deaths in New Jersey and across America, some experts believe that more measures must be taken to prevent distracted driving. Consumer Reports has shown that smartphones provide the most distractions since drivers can use them to text, send emails, search the internet, play music and watch videos. A Consumer Reports survey revealed that 52 percent of drivers admitted to engaging in these activities while behind the wheel.

6 tips to calm down an angry dog

An angry dog might not calm down all by itself. In fact, an angry dog could benefit from some gentle assistance from the people around to prevent an attack.

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