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August 2018 Archives

Safety strategies to prevent distracted driving and avoid wrecks

The personal choices of drivers in New Jersey could produce distractions that lead to serious car accidents. In 2015, there were 3,477 deaths and close to 400,000 injuries related to distracted driving. Distractions emerge from several sources, especially mobile phones. However, motorists can make choices that limit distractions and keep their eyes on the road.

Tips to keep tree workers safe

While there are no OSHA standards as it relates to tree workers, there are guidelines and best practices that employers can take to keep workers safe. For instance, New Jersey tree care companies can develop safety plans and make sure that their employees are trained to avoid hazards. Employers can also monitor workers for symptoms of heat stroke or other health conditions related to working in hot weather.

Drowsy driving: Its frequency, causes, symptoms

Drowsy driving is widespread in New Jersey and throughout the rest of the country. In a survey of almost 150,00 adults in 19 states and the District of Columbia, 4 percent reported that they fell asleep behind the wheel at least once in the past 30 days. At the highest risk among those surveyed were people who snored or who slept six or fewer hours a day. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2013 saw around 72,000 crashes and 800 deaths due to drowsy driving.

Be careful what you share when crowdfunding for medical bills

A top concern after many personal injuries such as a dog bite is how to pay medical bills. Health insurance may cover either a portion or, if you are lucky, most of your bills. However, even having "most" of your bills covered can still mean a substantial amount left over, especially when your total bill is sky-high.

Training and protective gear essential for workplace safety

Many New Jersey jobs involve the use of heavy machinery. Most of the time when workers suffer injuries from machines, the accidents arose from poor maintenance, inadequate machine guards or improper use. Proactive employers might reduce these problems by keeping equipment in good condition, training employees thoroughly and ensuring that protective gear and guards are present at all times.