If your employees use knives on a regular basis, there is a chance that they could suffer serious injuries. A knife wound can range in severity from something minor that can be tended to at the workplace with first aid materials, to something catastrophic that requires immediate emergency medical attention at the hospital.
Back injuries result in painful days spent at home in bed, lost productivity at the office and costly medical bills. In some cases, workers even become disabled as a result of a painful back injury. But how do these back injuries occur? Are there any common mistakes that workers and their employers make that lead to the prevalence of back injuries on the job?
Most New Jersey workers have health complaints. Just because you're going to your job day in and day out doesn't mean you're perfectly healthy. However, what happens to a worker when he or she has a prior health compliant caused by a previous job, and it's made worse by his or her current job?
Ex-heavyweight boxing champion David Bey died at a New Jersey construction site last week. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the 60-year-old man was hit by a flying fragment of metal at a Camden real estate development project. Unfortunately, he didn't survive the incident.
A teenage boy who was helping at a New Jersey construction site fell to his death last week. The boy, a 15-year-old, who was volunteering at the Hindu temple BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, fell about 45 feet to the ground from the ceiling of the temple.
A New Jersey worker was injured in a 2012 accident that involved falling off a ladder. The worker, now 38 years old, was at a Piscataway construction site when he fell from the ladder onto a concrete floor.
Two workers in a neighboring state have died after being exposed to toxic fumes. The workers were employed at a power plant in Pennsylvania when they inhaled toxic gases. The gases were released into a pit underground where the workers were located along with fellow employees. Several others also suffered injuries related to the incident.
If you work with electricity, you're bound to get shocked sooner or later. It's just the nature of the business. Maybe you are connecting two wires and you forgot to switch off the breaker, and you soon find out the error of your ways.
Workers' compensation death benefits are intended to financially help family members of workers who died on the job. The people who can receive death benefits related to a deceased worker are usually children, spouses and dependent family members.
A judge in South Jersey said that workers' compensation should pay for medical marijuana costs earlier this year. The ruling was issued in a case brought by a man who suffered a serious on-the-job injury while working at a lumber company.