The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 2 million Americans are injured and over 32,000 are killed in car accidents every year. Unfortunately, New Jersey residents make up a sizable portion of those victims.
Workers in New Jersey who are routinely exposed to excessive heat while performing their job duties may be interested to learn that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been petitioned by 130 groups to begin procedures to create a federal standard that will protect outdoor and indoor workers from being exposed to extremely high temperatures while on the job. Should the rule be created, it would be the first federal standard regarding the issue.
There's no better time than the summer to go for a jog through your neighborhood. However, if an unleashed dog takes an interest in your quickly moving legs, it could give chase and attack. Every summer, countless joggers end up in New Jersey emergency rooms because of a dog attack, but there are specific measures you can take to stay safe.
Many people enjoy hitting the road in the summer. Road trips out of state are a popular choice for vacations for people of all ages. After all, instead of being stuck on a crowded, uncomfortable airplane, you can relax and enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your own vehicle.
A New Jersey motorist who wants more protection in an automobile accident should consider buying a larger vehicle, according to a recent report from the Highway Loss Data Institute. The nonprofit organization gathers information about car accidents and road safety for the insurance industry. Its analysis of vehicles sold in the United States between 2014 and 2016 suggests that the likelihood of suffering a serious injury is reduced as vehicle size increases.
New Jersey workers in the meat industry can face some of the most dangerous working conditions in America. Every week, those in meatpacking plants face head trauma, fractures, burns and even amputations as a result of workplace injuries and accidents. In fact, workers in the industry are three times more likely to have a severe workplace injury than the average worker. For workers in pork and beef plants, the risk of repetitive stress injuries increases by sevenfold.
When the weather warms in New Jersey during the summer months, the bicyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists come out to play. Sunny days create the perfect backdrop to outdoor activities and hardly anyone can resist going outside to enjoy the the great outdoors. The problem is, many of these outdoor activities -- like motorcycling, bicycling and walking -- involve sharing the road with dangerous vehicles.
Whether their preferred mode of transportation is driving or walking, New Jersey residents should know that there are dangers to both. Since 2009, traffic fatalities have risen 11 percent, but pedestrian fatalities have risen a startling 46 percent. Experts know that vehicles themselves are not to blame for the increase because many automakers have made design changes to reduce the severity of crashes between vehicles and pedestrians.