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October 2014 Archives

First responder workers' comp benefits guaranteed under bill

The first time the legislation reached the desk of Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey vetoed it. It's not certain how Christie feels about an amended bill that would make it easier for public safety workers to receive workers' comp benefits. The Senate has given approval to the revised Thomas P. Canzanella 21st Century First Responders Protection Act.

How can I find out about toxins in my New Jersey workplace?

Many New Jersey employees work with or around dangerous chemicals, although workers may not know how harmful they are. Employers are expected to inform workers about toxic chemicals and the hazards they pose to employees' health and safety. Those rules, regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, are sometimes ignored.

Qualifications for New Jersey workplace accident benefits

New Jersey laws protect Bergen County workers injured on the job. Employers are required to self-insure or carry workers' compensation insurance to cover wage losses and medical bills for victims of work-related injuries. Temporary and permanent benefits are paid to eligible employees, and in the event of deaths, to employees' families.

Compensation for New Jersey work-related illnesses

New Jersey officials monitor the health status of workers each year. Data collected clarifies which employees carry the highest risks of on-the-job injuries and illnesses. The information helps identify occupational illnesses and influences state and national health policies and resource distribution.

The prevalence of New Jersey construction accidents, injuries

Hazardous conditions are inherent in construction work. Bergen County construction workers labor at great heights on ladders, roofs and scaffolding, operate heavy equipment and are exposed to falling objects and harmful substances. It's not surprising, with all the potential for on-the-job harm, construction workers are among the most injured employees in the nation.