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New Jersey workers and wireless safety stations

New Jersey workers who have been injured in a work-related accident may find interest in OSHA-recommended wireless safety systems. These systems are designed to combat the issues that often arise from a lack of monitoring at workplace safety stations. Safety showers and eye baths are common examples of safety stations that often go unused in industrial workplaces.

When safety stations are not frequently used, they can fall into disrepair. Many workplaces only meet minimum OSHA standards when it comes to maintaining safety stations and do not properly monitor safety stations to ensure that they are being used appropriately. The installation of wireless safety systems can reduce maintenance costs by helping management stay updated on which equipment is functioning and which needs repair.

Wireless safety alarms can be installed in any safety station to keep track of who is using the station and when. Inappropriate usage of eye baths and safety showers can lead to increased maintenance cost or equipment malfunction. By monitoring a safety station regularly, management is more likely to notice if one station is being used significantly more than usual, which is often a sign of abuse. Wireless alarms and other wireless monitoring equipment make it easy to monitor equipment in areas that would otherwise be inaccessible to wired systems.

Workers who have been injured in a workplace accident may be eligible for coverage under their employer's workers' compensation insurance. Benefits may pay for such expenses as medical bills and long-term care, and they also may include a percentage of lost wages while the injured victim is unable to work. An attorney who has experience in this area of the law can often be of assistance to an injured worker in the preparation and filing of the required claim.

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