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May 2019 Archives

Stay safer on your summer road trips

New Jersey residents, where will your summer travels be taking you? Whether it's a short drive "down the shore" or a longer jaunt to distant states, there's nothing like a summer road trip to make fun memories with family and friends.

How New Jersey residents can help prevent car accidents

To stay safe on New Jersey roads, drivers should be aware of several important tips that can go a long way toward preventing car accidents. Vehicular collisions are the leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 2 and 34. However, these accidents are often preventable.

Signs that a car accident was a set-up

Imagine driving through Burlington, on your way to work. You enter the final intersection before you get to your workplace but before you make it safely to the other side, a car comes out of nowhere and you don't have enough time to stop before the impact. Maybe you are thinking that car accidents happen every day and that it was only a matter of time before you were involved in one.

Machine guarding in plants and OSHA regulations

Plant workers in New Jersey may be protected from hazardous machinery by a number of different types of guards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires such equipment as portable power tools, shears, power presses and milling machines to have guards. Among the types of guards that protect workers are two-handed tripping devices and barrier guards.

AFL-CIO raises awareness of workplace illness, death rates

Workers in New Jersey and across the U.S. are dying and being injured at alarming rates. The AFL-CIO published its annual report on workplace fatalities, entitled "Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect," during this year's Workers' Memorial Week, which took place from April 22 to 29. The report states that there were 5,147 such fatalities in 2017. While this is an improvement from the 5,190 who died in 2016, it is still higher than 2015's death toll of 4,836.

How can you avoid a motorcycle crash?

It's summer, and that means it's time to put some miles on your motorcycle again. You're thrilled. You had to keep it in the garage for far too long. You're excited to get out there and hit the open road.

NIOSH issues fact sheet to help prevent construction worker falls

Construction workers in New Jersey and around the country are at high risk for falls. Falls are the number one cause of death in the construction industry with an average of 310 fatal falls and 10,350 serious injuries every year, according to information released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In an effort to reduce these numbers, NIOSH has recently put out a fact sheet for construction employers.

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