Some people in New Jersey may have heard about reports of unsafe working conditions at some Amazon warehouses. A number of workers report being injured on the job and left without income. Some even became homeless due to lost work and/or high treatment costs.
As a New Jersey resident, you know that construction zones are all too common. It doesn't matter if you're driving on the highway or a smaller town, you're sure to regularly come across road construction.
New Jersey staffing agencies and host employers should be aware of two recent bulletins released by OSHA concerning the protection of temporary workers against noise exposure and respiratory hazards. These bulletins, which are part of the organization's Temporary Worker Initiative, provide various scenarios exploring what can happen if workers are not properly trained or protected.
The driver of a tractor-trailer ran into another car on Route 515 in Vernon at around 2:40 p.m. on Aug. 10. A 42-year-old woman was in her Chevrolet Tahoe at a traffic light when the truck hit her. Both she and the driver were seriously injured, but they have been released from the hospital.
Workers in New Jersey may be interested to learn that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is canceling a rule that would have required employers with at least 250 workers to submit illness and injury information from Forms 300 and 301 electronically. According to the Department of Labor, the reversal of the rule will alleviate the burdens the employers experience when trying to comply with the requirements and will keep information that is personally identifiable private.
Thousands of people in New Jersey work in various parts of the medical field. Whether they work at a hospital, nursing home or private practice, these individuals face all kinds of risks on the job. People in the medical field have more exposure to infectious diseases than others. Sick patients can expose them to serious and devastating communicable diseases.