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November 2013 Archives

Retailers in New Jersey warned about Black Friday safety

Black Friday is all about the products that shoppers across the nation can snag at incredibly low prices. Need a new big screen television? If you’re here by 5:00 a.m., you can get it 40 percent off. Need new tires? The first 50 people through the doors will receive the best BOGO deal ever.

Late with your claim? Too bad, so sad, says New Jersey

In the legal system, there are many deadlines. Some are known as jurisdictional deadlines. What this means is that if you fail to meet the deadline for whatever reason, your claim is dead. Forever. Workers' compensation insurance has similar deadlines. In New Jersey, you have 90 days after the occurrence of an injury to file a workers' compensation claim and provide notice to your employer.

OSHA proposes electronic injury and illness reporting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has the responsibility for helping to maintain workplace safety in the United States. OSHA writes the regulations that control many aspects of worker safety and they enforce those regulations by prosecuting employers that violate the safety standards and place workers at risk.

New Jersey company faces $153,900 in OSHA fines

In the abstract world of physics, energy can be described as being potential or kinetic. Potential energy is just that, the stored energy that is potential in a device. A weight suspended in the air, a spring under tension, a stick of explosive or a capacitor all contain potential energy. When that energy is released, there can be abrupt movement, which if a worker is in the wrong place at the wrong time, can severely injure or kill them.