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January 2019 Archives

Study shows more drivers using phone in dangerous ways

New Jersey drivers might be using their cell phones to make calls less frequently, but the incidence of using them to text, email or in other ways while behind the wheel might have increased. According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released on Jan. 24, in 2018, it was 57 percent more likely that drivers would be seen using their phones for non-calling purposes compared to 2014. However, fewer drivers were using the phone to make calls in 2018.

Habits that make the roads dangerous

Most people have their own style of driving. Some strictly follow the hands at 10 and 2 rule while others are comfortable steering with only one hand. Some people feel more comfortable sitting closer to the steering wheel while others prefer to put as much space as possible between their bodies and the dash. Some people like to listen to loud music as they drive while others prefer the windows down and the wind in their hair. Unfortunately, there are some driving habits that make certain drivers more dangerous than others.

Reporting a workplace injury in New Jersey

When an employee is hurt on the job in New Jersey, it is their responsibility to inform a supervisor or someone else with authority. The worker should report the incident either immediately after it happens or as soon as they are able to do so after receiving medical attention. Employers in the Garden State also have a set of responsibilities on their end. First of all, they must notify their insurance carrier immediately after an injured worker reports an incident.

Avoiding collisions with large trucks in New Jersey

According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System of the U.S. DoT, there were 3,986 large truck crash fatalities in 2016. Approximately 66 percent of the fatalities were passenger vehicle occupants compared to 17 percent who were truckers. One expert has said that 70 percent of all collisions between a large truck and a passenger vehicle are the fault of the passenger vehicle driver. This is why it's important to know how to act around commercial trucks.

How nurses can stay safe at work

Those who work in the nursing profession in New Jersey often find their work to be rewarding. However, they may also find that there are safety risks involved with doing their jobs. Thankfully, there are steps that nurses can take to stay safe and healthy while on the job.

Your rights as an injured nurse in New Jersey

Workers in any industry can become injured at work through no fault of their own. Some industries are inherently more risky, however, due to the nature of the work involved. Since nursing is a relatively active role, it is much more high risk than a typical desk job.

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