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Steel Workers and Falls

Each year, thousands of workers lose their lives while on the job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were over 5,000 workplace fatalities in the United States in 2017. Of these fatalities, over 800 were due to fatal falls. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), reported that between January 2012 and… Read More »

Heart Healthy Workplace

Heart disease is often referred to as the silent killer. Hypertension and other forms of heart disease can be present without significant warning signs and bring devastating results. Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death among American adults. However, there are things that adults can do to maintain cardiovascular health.… Read More »

Can I Suffer Hearing Loss at Work?

Hearing loss in adults is often thought of as part of the aging process. However, hearing loss can happen to adults at any age, and you may not be aware that the job you do can be putting you at risk. Occupational hearing loss is the third most common non-acute condition among adults after hypertension… Read More »

What If Workers’ Compensation Does Not Cover All Expenses?

Workers’ compensation insurance is a necessity for all workplaces. Injuries happen at work; whether you suffer a broken bone on your construction job or a soft tissue injury on your office job, workers’ compensation insurance is there to cover your lost wages and medical expenses. These benefits are available to both workers and employers. In… Read More »

Workers’ Compensation May Soon Cover Medical Marijuana in N.J.

New Jersey Lawmakers have been urging the state Assembly to move forward on two bills that would bring protection to cannabis-related companies and for workers’ compensation to cover medical marijuana use. The state Assembly advanced the two bills, but it is up to the Senate to decide if the bills should be pushed forward. The… Read More »

2020 OSHA Expectations

In 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continued to advance its mission to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for U.S. workers. It conducted 33,401 inspections, identified 137,885 workplace hazards, and provided over a million workers with training on safety and health requirements. In 2020, OSHA plans to continue addressing issues and making… Read More »