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August 2015 Archives

The risks of contaminated eyewash water

New Jersey workers know that workplace safety is very important. There must be vigilance and proper maintenance to ensure that workers have protection and access to emergency supplies. If details are overlooked, workers might be exposed to infection and other preventable consequences. Such is the case with eyewash water: if it is not maintained properly, it can become contaminated.

Keeping New Jersey gas and oil workers safe

Even when performing simple tasks like changing a light bulb or opening the mail, there is a chance of suffering a hand injury. For those who work in the oil and gas industry in New Jersey, the risk of a serious injury to that part of the body is even higher. It is estimated that an oil or gas worker must use 30 to 40 percent more effort to grip a slippery item without dropping it.

National Emphasis Program on amputations updated by OSHA

In a move that impacts some New Jersey workers, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued an update of its National Emphasis Program regarding amputations. The purpose of the update is to help employers establish policies and procedures that reduce amputation hazards in the workplace.

Child support modifications in New Jersey

When child support obligations are determined, it is done at the time of a divorce and based on the financial situation of both parents. However, it is not uncommon for situations to change, especially in relation to an individual's finances. This may involve the custodial parent needing larger payments or the paying parent to request a reduction due to reduced income.

Defective heart device systems lead to recall

A recall of over 7,000 heart device loading systems may affect New Jersey patients. Medtronic Plc manufactured the device, which was approved for sale in the United States in June. The product is relied on by individuals who have a serious heart condition called aortic stenosis, or narrowing of the arotic valve.

Staying safe while working alone in New Jersey

New Jersey workers who are alone while on the job may be at a higher risk of getting hurt. This is because they may not be able to call for help or otherwise ask for assistance while working in an isolated area. Anyone who works in a factory during a night or weekend shift or anyone who travels for work may be classified as a lone worker.

New nurses at greater risk for workplace injury

Changes might take place soon at hospitals in New Jersey and other states as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration plans to curb the amount of health care workplace injuries. These efforts will be particularly focused on the nursing profession, which faces a greater risk for injury than construction workers, police officers and correctional officers. A study conducted by the RN Work Project found that newer nurses are even more likely to suffer workplace injuries.