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Mirrors as a workplace safety tool

New Jersey employers are required to keep their workers safe. The use of mirrors may make it easier to see around corners or otherwise provide workers with increased vision in tight spots. Mirrors may be better than simply equipping a forklift or other moving object with the ability to make noise when moving in reverse. This is because the noise in a warehouse or other workplace could negate any noise a forklift or other object makes.

There are many factors that should be considered when determining what type of mirrors or domes should be used. For instance, the type of vehicle, the amount of traffic in a given space and the design of aisles within the work space will influence the best type of mirror or dome to use. The good news for employers is that mirrors or domes come in a variety of shapes and designs to best meet their needs.

Convex or flat mirrors may be ideal for seeing under a car or other vehicle without a person actually going into that space. Mirrors may also be designed to allow a worker to see in a high area without needing to climb. While these products can be customized, off-the-shelf solutions may also exist which may be more economical to an company.

Accidents may result in significant injuries to workers that may cause them to miss time and file claims for workers' compensation benefits. These benefits can include the payment or reimbursement of medical expenses and in some cases a percentage of lost wages. Injured workers might want to have the assistance of an attorney when preparing and submitting their claims.

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