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December 2019 Archives

Companies need to invest resources into worker safety

A shift from manual labor to automation has created new potential hazards for workers in New Jersey warehouses. For instance, interactions between autonomous forklifts and human floor workers could result in a serious injury. The injury rate for warehouse employees is 5.1 per 100 full-time workers, and the number of warehouse deaths doubled between 2015 and 2017. Therefore, warehouse managers and owners should create safety plans that take into account as many hazards as possible.

3 tips for safer holiday driving this winter

Car crashes are common at any time of year, but now that holiday traffic is starting to pick up, you may see them more often. On top of busy traffic during the holiday season, you may also see an uptick in crashes due to weather. Cold, rain, sleet and snow combine to reduce visibility and potentially make slick roads that are difficult to maneuver.

What to know about double hearing protection

Workers in New Jersey who are exposed to loud noise may need to be given two forms of hearing protection at the same time. This is known as double hearing protection, and it typically means that an employee will wear an earplug and an earmuff simultaneously. It is important that employers offer protection that is tailored to the type of work employees perform and the environment in which those employees work.

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