Workplace SafetyFebruary 12, 2018

Your boss has no concern for your rights There are a few rights you are absolutely guaranteed to have in the workplace. The right to a workplace free of harassment and bullying. The right to fair pay that meets the parameters set out in the employment contract. The right to a safe working environment. If …

Trump government decision may kill 160 workersApril 12, 2017

Please visit this page to view the article below: PEOPLESWORLD.org: The Trump administration announced this past Thursday that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is delaying by three months the effective date of a regulation that lowers the limit on construction workers’ exposure to cancer-causing crystalline silica dust. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a …

US Labor Department awards $10.5M in grantsSeptember 13, 2016

News Release directly from OSHA “US Labor Department awards $10.5M in workplace safety and health training grants to 77 organizations to help high-risk workers, employers: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has awarded $10.5 million in one-year federal safety and health training grants to 77 nonprofit organizations nationwide. The grants will …

$1.4 Million for Fall off LadderApril 7, 2016

Mercer County: Worksite Fall Settles for $1.4 Million. An ironworker suffered a knee injury after falling off a ladder while working on the New Jersey Turnpike. The plaintiff was assigned to construct rebar forms on top of a concrete arch culvert, requiring him to use an extension ladder. When he arrived to the scene, a ladder was …

N.J. Amazon plant didn’t report workplace injuriesJanuary 13, 2016

Kevin Shea | For NJ.com – The U.S. Department of Labor has fined Amazon’s Robbinsville fulfillment center $7,000 for not documenting 26 instances of work-related injuries and illnesses on required logs, the agency alleged Tuesday. The labor department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also found Robbinsville fulfillment center employees were exposed to several workplace ergonomic …

$1.8 Million for Injured WorkerJanuary 5, 2016

On November 9, 2015, a laborer who was injured at a landfill agreed to a $1.8 million settlement.  A 40-year-old man was working at a landfill in East Brunswick when the utility vehicle he was riding in tumbled down an embankment.  Kevin L. Parsons, Esq., of Gill & Chamas in Woodbridge, NJ, represented the plaintiff, …

$1.9 Million for Plumber Injured by Live WiresAugust 12, 2015

A plumber who was thrown from a ladder after contacting live wires settled his Monmouth County suit last month for $1.9 million. The union plumber injured was working at a school renovation site in Linden. He was tasked with removing plumbing fixtures. At the site, the plaintiff was notified that the electrical subcontractor had completed its work in …

Most Common Workplace HazardsJuly 15, 2015

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) top ten most commonly cited standards for 2014: 1. Fall protection (Construction) 2. Hazard communication (Construction) 3. Scaffolding (Construction) 4. Respiratory protection 5. Powered industrial trucks 6. Lockout/tagout 7. Ladders (Construction) 8. Electrical: wiring 9. Machine guarding 10. Electrical: systems design These are the most common workplace hazards. …

National Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthJune 24, 2015

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is a federal agency that does research and makes suggestions to avoid injuries in the workplaces. The research they conduct is critical to provide solutions to issues in the workplace. The Institute carries out this work in an effort to protect the health and safety of the United States’ …

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)June 10, 2015

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. OSHA is a part of the …