New Jersey construction workers face some of the most dangerous conditions every day on the job. In comparison with a white collar worker may make double or triple a hardhat, the dangers of the average construction job would almost seem horrific. Nevertheless, construction workers report to duty every day, taking the risks they've grown accustomed to being "just part of the job" in order to put food on their family's tables.
An 83-year-old construction worker suffered a serious injury that required hospitalization following a workplace accident late last month. The incident happened at the Bell Works construction zone, where a multi-use property is being constructed in Holmdel, New Jersey.
Most New Jersey office workers assume that they are not likely to get injured on the job. However, offices are fraught with all manner of dangers -- most of them completely preventable -- which employees need to be aware of. Let's take a look at three common office dangers, and what we can start doing now to make sure we're not the victims of one.
Were you injured on the job? Are you worried that you won't be able to return to work in the near future? If you find yourself in this position, it's time to file a workers' compensation claim. By doing so, you hope that you'll receive benefits until you're healthy enough to return to your job.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as a part of the Department of Labor. OSHA was created in order to reduce workplace dangers and establish safety standards and health programs.