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How to identify and assess workplace hazards

Thousands of New Jersey workers face significant job-related hazards each day. Many of these hazards occur in traditionally dangerous industries, such as construction and agriculture. However, statistics show that people working in industries that are generally considered safe, such as health care, retail and transportation, also face considerable on-the-job risks.

The 10 most hazardous jobs in America

Employers and employees alike in New Jersey should be familiar with the results of the 2016 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, which was published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics back in late 2017. Time Magazine has published an article that ranks the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America based on this data.

OSHA and ISEA to work together to improve workplace safety

New Jersey employers and employees may be interested to learn that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the International Safety Equipment Association made a formal agreement to improve workplace safety across the county on June 21. The alliance between the two will last for two years.

No Medical Marijuana For Maine Workers’ Compensation Company

In a ruling of interest to those concerned about the relationship between workers’ compensation laws and the conflict between state and federal law on marijuana, the Maine Supreme Court recently reversed a lower court, ruling in favor of an employer. The employer did not want to reimburse for medical marijuana as part of the employee Gaetan Bourgoin’s workers’ compensation.

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