Lung Wellness and Safety Practices for the Workplace

Workers often take their lung health for granted. To shine the spotlight on the importance of lung health on and off the job, employers should remind workers about lung wellness and the safety measures and regulations to help keep lungs working at maximum capacity. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has several regulations and… Read More »

New Jersey Protects Workers from Misclassification

According to an estimation from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), millions of workers in the United States are misclassified. Due to employer greed, these workers are left without laws that protect employees. Fortunately, New Jersey is taking a stand against misclassification. The New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)… Read More »

How Can I Avoid Restaurant Kitchen Injuries?

Plenty of talented culinary workers throughout New Jersey have chosen the restaurant trade as either a primary or side occupation. Yet, their profession brings some unique risks. In fact, sources suggest that individuals who are employed in the restaurant industry may be 60 percent more likely to get hurt than people in other fields. Of… Read More »

Teachers’ Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Teaching is a rewarding profession, but one that carries a high risk of serious injury. Repetitive tasks can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome and joint disorders, exposure to toxic fumes and environmental toxins can lead to serious respiratory and health issues, and school violence and high levels of stress can take a toll on a… Read More »

OSHA Eye Wash Requirements for Workers

Many workplaces are obliged to have eyewash stations and drench showers, especially those that deal with hazardous materials. Some of the most common ones include construction sites, medical and health care offices, laboratories, manufacturing or processing facilities, and refineries. These requirements are set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which establishes guidelines for companies… Read More »

Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation for Asthma?

Asthma is a disease that leads to inflammation of the airways in the lungs. This disease affects more than 25 million people in the United States. However, there are many employees throughout the United States obtaining asthma through work-related conditions. This disease leaves employees with expenses, including medical bills and treatments, and many may wonder… Read More »