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February 2018 Archives

NGA report gives tools to streamline road safety improvements

State governors have a key role in the improvement of road safety conditions, according to a report from the National Governors Association. In fact, the report not only points out what governors could do but also gives concrete recommendations and strategies. It's something that should interest drivers, law enforcement, and anyone else in New Jersey who is concerned about the safety of America's roads.

An auto accident can give you lasting nerve damage

If you are a typical New Jersey resident who makes daily drives to work, on errands, taking the kids to school and all the other trips you make, you know that New Jersey roads and streets can be dangerous places, especially in the winter. Vehicle crashes happen all too frequently. What you may not know, however, is that if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in one of these accidents, you could suffer lasting nerve damage.

Staying safe in a building

New Jersey residents generally don't walk into a building expecting to get hurt. However, there are a number of dangers that may be present once inside. For instance, it may be possible to slip on a wet floor or run into something because there wasn't enough light to see. Injuries may also be the result of a falling object or because a premises had insufficient or negligent security.

Survey reveals lack of workplace safety preparedness

The software company Rave Mobile Safety recently published a "Workplace Safety and Preparedness" survey involving 530 employees of different ages and in various backgrounds. Both employees and employers in New Jersey may be interested that the results reveal several issues, some due to the growing generation gap.

Cold stress a major hazard for outdoor workers

As cold environments lower skin and internal temperatures, they make a person more susceptible to a condition known as cold stress. Cold stress occurs when the body can no longer produce heat to counteract the heat loss, and it leads to serious injuries and even death. Outdoor workers in New Jersey will want to know more about this.

New guidelines could make EMS work safer

New Jersey residents generally understand that it can be dangerous to work when tired. This is why the National Association of State EMS Officials and the University of Pittsburgh are teaming up to lower EMS worker fatigue. Research into the matter found that more than 50 percent of EMS workers get less than six hours of sleep per day. It was also discovered that these workers feel fatigued at work and have trouble recovering between shifts.