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May 2013 Archives

TV drama 'Grey's Anatomy' highlights slip-and-fall dangers

The television drama "Grey's Anatomy" is popular amongst New Jersey residents. Viewers envelope themselves in the lives of characters like George O'Malley, Arizona Robbins, Callie Torres and Christina Yang. The main character Meredith Grey has been through a lot over the many seasons, which is why viewers waited for the shoe to drop after things seemed to go so well in recent episodes. 

OSHA pushes employers to eliminate hostile 'texting' environment

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 sets out the duty that employers have to eliminate serious recognized hazards in the workplace that could cause injury to those that they employ. Did you know that the number one cause of workplace fatalities is car accidents?

Even the safest passenger car can lose out to an SUV

Safety ratings are a big part of the research and decision-making process involved in purchasing a new car. In fact, it is often one of the most important factors for many consumers in New Jersey. If safety is a major factor in your decision, the results of a recent study may interest you. 

New management attempts to re-brand Wet Seal, settles lawsuit

It was no surprise that after sliding sales and a major national class-action, the clothing retailer Wet Seal decided to undergo a major re-branding effort. The first major action was to replace the company's Chief Executive Susan McGalla with John D. Goodman early this year, and one of his first major actions was to settle the racial discrimination lawsuit. The company released a statement that the settlement acted as an "important role in redefining the company and positioning it for success."

Why do I care about intermodal?

Intermodal is the name given to the vast transportation system in which containers are taken around the world by ship, railroads and trucks. These containers hold almost every product that we as New Jersey residents purchase and consume on a daily basis. Even if you don't care about how your designer jeans got to the store you bought them from, "intermodal" is leading to a lot more trucking accidents every day that cause serious injuries to New Jersey drivers. 

New Jersey ruling still 'out' on remote text-sending liability

On Sept. 21, 2009 two motorcycle riders were injured in an accident involving a distracted teenage driver using his cellphone while behind the wheel. The motorcycle accident caused extensive damage for the two riders, both of which who lost a leg as a result of the collision. 

Abuse of intellectually disabled leads to $240 million verdict

Standing up for employee rights is a hard thing to do for almost any employee, but for those with intellectual disabilities the road is even harder. This type of disability discrimination takes advantage of a subset of individuals who are even more succeptible to abuse than the average worker. 

April motorcycle fatality month in New Jersey? Not this month

No, "motorcycle fatality month" does not reference an awareness campaign in New Jersey. The actual meaning behind the mention is a warning. April is actually the month in which the number of motorcycle fatalities begins to rise in New Jersey. Over the past few years, there have been an unexpectedly high number of motorcycle accidents resulting in the death of the rider. So what about this year?

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