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New Jersey's industries not immune from workers' accidents

New Jersey boasts a lot of important industries. While safety is always undergoing improvements in the state's industrial workforce, accidents still happen. From jobs in the chemical industries and manufacturing to positions in the state's warehouses, industrial work poses many hazards to those who choose industrial careers over more sedentary work.

Supervisors and managers may not always see safety hazards

Professional warehouse safety managers know that safety in a warehouse is not something that happens accidentally. Companies must be very intentional about spotting hazards and addressing them so that accidents do not harm or even kill workers.

Warehouse accident victims may benefit from legal assistance

It is well known that a workplace accident can cause devastating injuries to the worker and tremendous hardships to the worker's family. Because of this widespread knowledge about work accidents, many New Jersey residents choose warehouse work believing it may pose fewer risks. However, working in a warehouse comes with its own accident risks as outlined in the following section.

Overloaded shelves can cause serious injuries in seconds

The problem with overloaded shelves in a warehouse setting is that they may come down with no warning whatsoever, giving employees no chance to get out of the way. That's exactly what happened in one famous video of a shelving collapse that has been making the rounds.

How does a lockout/tagout program keep you safe at work?

Did you know that your workplace could put you at risk for exposure to a dangerous amount of energy? "But I don't work at a power plant," you may be thinking -- but that does not matter. Energized equipment from electrical sources to heavy machinery and even office equipment can be dangerous if it is not handled correctly. All too many New Jersey residents suffer injury because of industrial accidents that involve electrical or mechanical energy. Learn how to keep yourself safe -- and keep your employer accountable -- by knowing the rules of lockout/tagout.

Why your employer may be to blame for your industrial accident

Your New Jersey employer is responsible for your health and safety on the job. Still, all too many workers suffer from industrial accidents, especially those related to forklifts, because their employers are too negligent to provide appropriate training or safety measures. In fact, forklift accidents are among the most common injurious mishaps in today's industrial workplace, which is why your employer should take steps to protect you and your coworkers.

Stopping industrial accidents at New Jersey's stone shops

Does your workplace have adequate safety precautions in place to protect employees from falling materials? Even something as minor as a file box can cause serious injury -- but what about those industrial accidents involving larger items? As more and more stone fabrication workshops open throughout New Jersey and the neighboring areas, a growing number of our local employers need to start paying better attention to their safety protocols.

What are the causes of most forklift accidents?

Although accidents can happen in any type of workplace, the odds typically increase when there is a lot of activity going on. This can be particularly true in industrial type warehouses where there is complex machinery, such as forklifts, employee traffic on the floor, and a continuous sense of urgency to get things done.

New Jersey contract worker killed by falling pylon

Workers' compensation benefits are paid by New Jersey employers to cover injuries or illnesses suffered by workers on the job. According to state workers' compensation laws, benefits for medical bills, disability, wage losses and death are extended to workers classified as employees, but not to independent contractors.