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April 2017 Archives

The risks of working in confined spaces

Many New Jersey workplaces have confined spaces, like boilers, pipelines and holding tanks. These spaces are defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a space that is large enough for workers to fully enter and complete their task. However, employees who are required to complete tasks in confined spaces are at risk for injuries that can sometimes be fatal.

Silica dust regulations rolled back

A rule that would have protected workers in New Jersey and throughout the country from exposure to silica dust starting in June has been pushed back to at least September and might be repealed altogether. The rule, signed by President Obama, would have reduced the amount of exposure workers could have to silica dust, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration had predicted that it would save around 600 lives each year. Exposure to silica dust causes lung disease and lung cancer, and more than 2 million workers are exposed to it annually.

Grain entrapment fatalities increased in 2016

New Jersey farm workers may be aware that grain silos can be very hazardous. According to a recently released survey conducted by Purdue University, the number of grain handling fatalities and entrapment cases increased in 2016 over previous years.

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