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March 2018 Archives

Trench safety OSHA priority for 2018

Trenches and excavations can be some of the most dangerous locations on the job for construction workers in New Jersey. A number of workplace accidents and injuries take place in these underground depressions, cuts and cavities created through the moving of massive quantities of earth. While the construction industry can pose a significant risk of on-the-job injuries due to the use of heavy machinery, engagement in intense physical labor and the incomplete structures involved, trenches and excavations pose a particular risk of collapses and cave-ins.

Types of custody and visitation arrangements

Although child custody and visitation are often talked about together, they are two different things. For a parent in New Jersey, visitation may mean that the child can spend time with that parent but not live full-time with him or her. If one parent has custody and the other parent has visitation, a typical arrangement is for the child to spend the majority of time with the custodial parent.

Child support dispute between Kevin Federline, Britney Spears

New Jersey fans of Britney Spears may be aware of her success with a Las Vegas residency. It earned her about $15 million, but it has also caused her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, to request more than the $20,000 monthly she pays him in child support for their two sons.

The causes of slip and fall accidents

Civil laws in New Jersey allow for property entrants to file a claim against the owner if they are injured on the grounds through no fault of their own. These are called slip and fall claims, and they are normally based on some form of negligence, such as inadequate facilities, inadequate warnings and mechanical malfunctions.

AAA study links daylight saving time with drowsy driving

In New Jersey and across the U.S., people have set their clocks one hour ahead and perhaps lost some sleep in the process. According to a recent AAA study, this can mean an increase in drowsy drivers commuting to and from work. Drowsy driving is already considered a national epidemic, causing an estimated 10 percent of all car wrecks in the country, many of them fatal. This means drivers should be extra careful when heading out.

Stevie J gets jail time for failing to pay child support

New Jersey fans of the TV show "Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta" may be aware that star Stevie J has been involved in several child support disputes. Complicating the matter is that he has six children in multiple states. The youngest was born in December 2016.

Child custody cases turn on best interests of the child

The outcomes of child custody cases in New Jersey depend heavily on the facts. In most cases though, judges make their determinations based on one or more of a few different factors. Custody cases generally turn on the best interests of the child or children involved. The best interests criterion may include almost anything related to the children. The ages of the children, their routines, their educations and their preferences may bear on the judge's decision.

OSHA document lists five hazards of tree care industry

Whether in New Jersey or another state, tree care is one of the most dangerous industries. Surprisingly, there is no OSHA standard regarding the safety of tree care employees; the agency currently relies on a miscellany of rules and regulations to keep tree care employers informed about serious hazards and how to prevent them.

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