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April 2019 Archives

Protecting your skin in the work place

Your skin is your body’s largest organ and its first line of defense against external threats. That makes protecting your skin important. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that employers subject 13 million employees to skin hazards every year. These hazards stem from chemical, mechanical and physical sources. Effects of these hazards can not only affect your self-esteem but your physical health too.

Technology could help prevent workplace injuries

Construction workers in New Jersey may face a range of dangers on the job. They often deal with heavy equipment and complicated machinery, and they may work on partially constructed buildings or other open structures. These problems are exacerbated by employers that fail to live up to federal standards for workplace safety, exposing construction workers to serious risks. Indeed, workers in construction lose their lives on the job five times as often as those in any other industry. On average, 14 people are killed every day while doing construction work.

Bill seeks workplace violence prevention in health care industry

In late 2018, a bill was introduced into the House of Representatives that would require OSHA to create a standard for keeping those in the health care and social services industries safe from workplace violence. On Feb. 27, 2019, the House Education and Labor Committee's Workforce Protections Subcommittee held a hearing about this proposal. New Jersey residents should know that the bill has more than 40 co-sponsors.

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