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October 2018 Archives

Teen drivers more dangerous when passengers are teens

Research prepared by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety highlights the importance of adult supervision while teens develop their driving skills. Parents in New Jersey should aim to accompany their teen drivers for at least 100 hours behind the wheel before allowing them to drive with only teen friends. The foundation measured substantial increases in traffic fatalities when teens drove without anyone age 35 or older in their vehicles.

The importance of filing your workers' compensation claim quickly

Perhaps you were utilizing your company’s heavy machinery when you faced an insignificant injury. You worked within the scope of your employment, you utilized the equipment correctly, but an accident caused you to need a quick doctor’s visit to ensure that your injury was not severe. After x-rays, doctors determine that the injury’s effects proved minor, and you can return to your position.

OSHA revises NEP for trenching and excavation

In response to the increase in worker injuries and fatalities from trenching and excavation operations, OSHA has revised the National Emphasis Program that it set up specifically for this field. The revised NEP went into effect Oct. 1, and now OSHA's area and regional offices are providing outreach. Employers in New Jersey will want to make sure they comply with OSHA's safety standards.

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