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December 2019 Archives

Top three causes of truck crashes, according to the LTCCS

In the early 2000s, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration analyzed nearly 1,000 large truck crashes involving injuries or fatalities. The findings were brought together in the 2007 Large Truck Crash Causation Study, a definitive study on what causes truck crashes on the highways. Drivers in New Jersey should know what the study found to be the three most common causes.

NJDOL offers free safety, health evaluations for employers

The New Jersey Department of Labor is giving privately owned businesses throughout the state the chance to undergo a free evaluation through its Occupational Safety and Health On-Site Consultation Program. There are nearly 275,000 such businesses in New Jersey that can take advantage of this so that their job site is clear of any safety or health hazards.

New cars may soon be equipped with alcohol detection tech

Drivers in New Jersey should know that lawmakers have proposed a bill in both houses of Congress that could do much toward curbing drunk driving. After all, drunk driving crashes kill an average of 30 people every day in this country.

Know your rights when offered a settlement after an injury

When you are hurt by another person, their child or their dog, one thing you may want to do is pursue a personal injury lawsuit against them for the damages suffered. This kind of civil litigation gives you a chance to get compensation for everything you've been through, so you don't end up footing the bill for your medical care, lost wages and other issues.

How to prevent jackknife situations

New Jersey residents likely take comfort in the fact that sophisticated anti-jackknife technology has been developed and is being used to combat driver error. Unfortunately, not every driver of 18 wheelers or trucks that are towing trailers or boats has access to this technology. Thankfully, there are steps they can take to prevent a jackknife situation.

Double hearing protection may be needed in loud workplaces

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires employers in New Jersey and around the country to put hearing conservation programs and administrative controls into place when noise levels in the workplace are likely to reach levels that could damage human hearing. In most industrial situations, putting in ear plugs or wearing earmuffs is all that is needed to provide workers with adequate protection and meet OSHA standards. However, the noise levels in some work environments reach levels high enough to require double hearing protection.

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