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  • What are My Rights Regarding Personal Protective Equipment at Work?

    September 21, 2020

    Employers have the responsibility for providing their employees with safe workplaces and equipment. Throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, safety issues have become more important to discuss. Personal protective equipment (PPE), like masks and face shields, are now required for many types of workers. Health care professionals are not the only ones who need protective equipment […]

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  • Can I Choose My Own Doctor to Treat a Work-Related Injury or Illness?

    August 10, 2020

    The Worker’s Compensation system helps injured workers get coverage for medical care and lost wages related to injuries and illnesses resulting from work accidents. Since the coverage is provided by the employer’s insurer, seeking treatment for a workplace injury is a little different than when one feels sick or gets injured and visits a doctor. […]

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  • How Landscapers Can Stay Safe While Working

    July 29, 2020

    Landscapers work year-round with dangerous machinery and often work in extreme weather conditions. Safety hazards are prevalent in landscaping, and it is crucial for workers in the landscaping industry to take the proper precautions to protect themselves from workplace injuries. Employers also have responsibilities to their workers, such as providing proper training on equipment. Employers […]

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  • Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Increase During Summer Months

    June 15, 2020

    The summer months often conjure up feelings of rest, relaxation, and play.  However, for some occupations, summer is a cause for great concern due to the hot weather. Occupations involving construction, agriculture, outdoor sports, and landscaping utilize the sunny weather to increase their work. These industries often cannot perform their duties in optimal ways during […]

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  • Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation for a Pre-Existing Condition?

    April 28, 2020

    Most employees in New Jersey are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits for any injuries they sustain on the job. Depending on the type of injury a worker suffers, their employer’s insurance company may provide compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, disability, vocational rehabilitation, and/or death benefits. As long as it occurred at work or due […]

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  • What are the Eligibility Requirements for Workers’ Compensation?

    April 16, 2020

    If you suffered a workplace injury, you should be covered under your company’s Workers’ Compensation insurance. This insurance provides coverage for medical bills, among other benefits. However, there are some circumstances when Workers’ Compensation may not cover an injury suffered at work. Employee Status You must be an employee of the company in order to […]

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  • Best Practices for Contractor Safety

    February 28, 2020

    Contractors come from a wide variety of industries with varying levels of understanding and practice in the management of workplace safety. With different levels of experience and knowledge of health and safety standards, managing overall workplace safety becomes complicated. When this happens, workers run a high risk of serious injuries. Over the next 10 years, […]

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  • Supervisor Influence Matters in Construction Safety

    February 21, 2020

    The 2020 Safety Management in the Construction Industry SmartMarket Report stresses that participation by jobsite workers and supervisors is crucial to the success of safety initiatives on the job. The report, which was published by Dodge Data & Analytics, surveyed contractors to compile input from industry professionals to outline which safety initiatives are successful on […]

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  • Working Safely with Solvents

    February 14, 2020

    A solvent is a chemical substance used to thin or dissolve other solutions, such as paint, adhesives, epoxies, and grease. Contact with solvents can be hazardous to your health, so it is important to know the risks associated with solvents and how to avoid them. Common Solvents Solvents may be used alone or incorporated into […]

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  • Companies to Pay for Workers Medical Marijuana

    February 13, 2020

    A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that companies must pay for medical marijuana used by employees injured on the job. The ruling applies to a case in which an employee, who was prescribed marijuana for pain he suffered since a 2001 work injury, sued his employer for the costs he incurred paying for the […]

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