New Jersey is among six states to sue the federal government over its decision to no longer mandate that some businesses report on-the-job injuries.
A nurse at a New Jersey medical center said he was assaulted by a co-worker and beaten into unconsciousness.
Workers who are injured on the job have specific rights that they should understand before they ever face an injury. Knowing that you have the right to workers' compensation if you are involved in a work-related accident or have a cumulative trauma injury that is attributed to the duties of your job is of the most important things for you to realize. This is because in addition to possible cash benefits, the workers' compensation program covers your medical bills from the work injury.
While New Jersey and Pennsylvania share many infrastructure projects, that doesn't mean that people who suffer injuries while working on them can seek workers' compensation from both states. That's what one man has learned after a recent ruling by a Pennsylvania court.
One of the risks you may face on the job is carbon monoxide poisoning. This type of toxic exposure is especially dangerous if you work in enclosed spaces with little or no ventilation.
One of the best ways to look at workplace injuries is to consider how many injuries happen per 100 full-time equivalent workers, or FTE workers. This gives employers a way to see overall increases and decreases in injury rates even when the size of the workforce changes.
In situations when ladders simply seem inadequate for the job, workers will often use scaffolding instead. It provides them with a sturdy, raised working area where they can walk around with ease. Constructing it takes far longer than putting up a ladder, but working on top of it is much faster and, when done correctly, safer.
Your employer has an obligation to keep you safe in the workplace, preventing injuries and providing a safe environment. If this does not happen, injury risks rise, and you may need compensation for any injuries that result.
Being a temporary worker is dangerous. The number of temp workers in the United States has been climbing over the years, setting records even back in 2016 when it reached 3 million, and these workers are in danger of getting injured or killed on the job.
Wondering what you can do to reduce the chances of a dangerous fall from a ladder? It is good that you recognize the potential threat; it goes overlooked on many job sites.