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Blog: Work Safety

  • Does Fatigue Increase Workplace Accidents?

    January 18, 2022

    People are working harder and longer than ever before, including those who are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, because work is always-accessible at home, some employees may even work more hours than if they reported to an office. Americans are known to skip or shorten vacation time. They may worry […]

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  • What Are the Dangers of Working With Heavy Equipment?

    January 03, 2022

    You may have seen front-end loaders, snow ploughs, backhoes, and other heavy equipment on the road and in construction sites. They are the work horses of the transportation, construction, and warehouse industries. Without them, workers would be spending many hours of backbreaking labor. Yet, use of heavy equipment is not without risk. Every year, heavy […]

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  • What are Critical Forklift Safety Tips?

    September 27, 2021

    Forklifts make tasks in warehousing, retail, construction, and numerous other industries easier. These machines allow heavy and bulky loads to be transported with ease and help workers attain higher productivity. However, forklifts can also cause workplace injuries if safety precautions are not followed. Workplace accidents involving forklifts cause about 34,900 serious injuries and 85 deaths […]

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  • What are Common Retail Work Hazards?

    August 02, 2021

    All workplaces have the potential for accidents, and different types of work environments have their own specific dangers. It is important to understand the risks involved with each job. Retail work has its own set of risks for employees. Most people may not realize that retail work can be dangerous. Below are some of the […]

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  • How can Lifeguards Stay Safe During Summer?

    May 10, 2021

    Lifeguards have a job that can appear easy, but it is actually quite demanding. Whether guarding a pool, lake, or the ocean, lifeguards must be aware of the status of all swimmers under their watch at all times. They must remain seated or essentially stationary throughout each shift while keeping constant focused attention on a […]

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  • Ocean County Ice Cream Manufacturer Fined Over Repeat Catastrophic Work Injuries

    March 24, 2021

    An ice cream manufacturer in Ocean County will have to pay over $237,000 in fines for two Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations, where workers lost fingers while trying to perform maintenance on the same machine. Fieldbrook Foods Corporation received fines after the same machine amputated a sanitation worker’s finger and fractured other fingers […]

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  • What are Common Work-Related Lifting Injuries?

    January 29, 2021

    Jobs that require regular lifting and moving of objects can easily lead to bodily trauma. Sometimes, an injury is short-term, but other workplace injuries may necessitate significant medical attention. Below are some of the more common types of injuries that impact employees who routinely lift items, such as boxes, products, and equipment. Back Injuries All […]

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  • When is an Injury Considered Catastrophic?

    January 25, 2021

    Any injury can easily upend one’s normal daily life. Even an injury as minor as a sprained wrist can take weeks to heal. If someone is responsible for causing another person’s injury, then the victim may be reimbursed for medical expenses under certain circumstances. A catastrophic injury is the most severe, leaving the victim with […]

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  • Why is Autumn Dangerous for Workers?

    October 14, 2020

    As the season changes, outdoor workers need to be aware of new safety hazards. Autumn has some specific dangers that workers should review to reduce the risk of workplace accidents and serious injuries. Be Aware of Slippery Autumn Leaves Autumn foliage is enjoyable, and many people look forward to viewing colorful displays. While most people […]

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  • House Collapses in Brant Beach, Causing Two Construction Workers to be Hospitalized

    September 25, 2020

    Two men were airlifted to a local hospital after the top floor and deck collapsed on a Brant Beach home. The two men, ages 40 and 35, are construction workers who were working on the house before the accident occured. The collapse happened around 8:30 am on Sept. 24, 2020. A neighbor stated that she […]

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