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January 2018 Archives

Study says workplace safety agencies need to work together

Workers and employers in New Jersey and throughout the U.S. should play a more prominent role when new workplace safety regulations are being considered, according to a recent study from three federal agencies. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Bureau of Labor Statistics released their report after a yearlong study of American workplaces and the role government plays in keeping them safe.

How employers can keep their parking lots safe

Employers in New Jersey who own offices or retail shops probably know all about the dangers associated with parking lots. In a poll involving nearly 2,500 drivers, the National Safety Council found that while 67 percent of drivers said they mostly fear drivers distracted by technology when in parking lots, 25 percent said that they themselves endangered drivers and pedestrians through technology use.

Study finds speeding is behind increase in traffic fatalities

New Jersey motorists might have seen that U.S. traffic fatalities have been rising. Traffic safety experts have offered different reasons for the increase, including smartphones and the fact that people are driving more. However, according to a study by the National Transportation Safety Board, a primary culprit is speeding.

Trends for employees injured in a car accident

If you are someone who drives often as part of your work, there are several trends that may interest you. Unfortunately, most of them are negative. The one big positive is the continuing advancement of smart vehicles. If used properly, they can play a great role in preventing car crashes and keeping you safe while you work.

Moments after a car crash, what should you do?

In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, there will be a lot of confusion and anger. The people involved in the crash will be understandably anxious, tense, and unsure about what they are supposed to do next. If injuries are involved, that can complicate the matter further. But for the sake of this discussion, let's assume the accident is minor in nature and no serious injuries occurred. In this scenario, what should you do following the crash?