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The workers’ rights and workplace safety measures enacted in the 20th century have greatly improved U.S. labor as a whole. However, that does not mean all employees are always safe from harm today. Improper handling of machinery, exposure to chemicals, and other harmful substances still pose a serious risk. One…

Did you know in most states it is legal for riders 21 and older to ride a motorcycle WITHOUT a helmet? Only 19 states, including New Jersey and New York, require ALL riders to wear a helmet. But cross the border into Pennsylvania and riders over 21 are not required…

Have you ever heard a clicking or popping sound when opening your mouth? How about experiencing intense, burning pain while trying to chew food? Do you ever wake up with a severe headache that seems to have developed out of nowhere? If you answered yes to any of these questions,…

Currently, New Jersey along with 29 other states allow adults to consume marijuana for medical conditions but lawmakers are pushing legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for residents 21 and older. Although proponents say legalizing marijuana will increase tax revenue and decrease crime rates, law enforcement may encounter some…

The discussion over whether or not talcum powder is dangerous has reached an all-time high this year, much in part due to the extraordinary jury ruling in St. Louis in February. The jury found Johnson & Johnson liable for causing a woman to develop and ultimately die from, ovarian cancer,…

From late November through mid-January, families and friends gather to celebrate at holiday parties and family gatherings. Everyone deserves to relax over the holidays, but that doesn’t have to mean letting your guard down. The holidays are a good time to focus on safety because car crashes, falls and other…

As I watched the elimination matches of the 2018 World Cup, I cannot help but think back to my days as the goal tender and co-captain of the Englewood School for Boys soccer team (now Dwight Englewood). I realize that many of my life lessons taught to me by Coach Lender and the principles I…

One out of every five Americans in the workplace is 65 or older, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By comparison, twenty years ago, labor statistics show that one of every eight workers was 65 or older. Retirement patterns have changed significantly in recent decades. An increasing number…

New Jersey has been a pioneer by enacting laws protecting injured workers and their families since 1911. Unfortunately, most people do not know they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, let alone have any idea what is necessary when making a claim. According to the Steven Cohen, Esq., Chairman of…