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January 2020 Archives

Construction and demolition work can cause occupational disease

For New Jersey workers who are employed in the construction industry and do renovation and demolition, there are dangers they might face as part of their job. While accidents are often the cause of injuries, medical costs and the need for workers' compensation benefits, workers can also become ill due to exposure to gas, dust and contaminants. It is important for workers to understand recommendations from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH, and assess whether employers put the proper safety procedures in place.

Six frequent ways that craft breweries violate OSHA standards

OSHA's health and safety standards apply to every industry, even the craft beer industry, but many craft breweries in New Jersey and across the U.S. are acting in ways that fail to meet these standards. The following are six common ways that craft breweries are violating OSHA standards.

OSHA updates focus on amputations

Many people in New Jersey work around machinery and manufacturing equipment in their jobs. When machinery or equipment is not maintained adequately or fitted with proper guards, workers who use it are at risk for amputation injuries. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, an amputation is defined as the loss or partial loss of an external body part, including a fingertip even if there is no loss of bone.

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