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Beryllium Exposure Standard Enforcement Delayed Until May 2018

The Trump Administration has yet again delayed the implementation of a stricter standard for occupational exposure to beryllium. The new date for enforcement is May 11, 2018.

The recently published report from Gov. Pat Murphy's transition team calls for sweeping reforms of the state's workers' compensation system. 

 This flu season has been epidemic. It has severely affected the occupational health network and created challenges not foreseen by the crafters of the 1911 workers’ compensation act(s). 

Unlike a civil action, Workers’ Compensation claims must be filed within the procedural limitations of the NJ 2-year statute of limitations and are not tolled by infancy.

 Medical providers will have a new tool to diagnose concussions since as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the first blood test to evaluate mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly called a concussion, in adults.

The State of New Jersey now supports a ban on fracking. NJ Governor Pat Murphy recognized the health and environmental consequences of using this process to explore and mine for natural gas.

Jon Gelman Rated "Superb" by Avvo

 Jon L. Gelman has received the top rating of "Superb" from Avvo. The rating indicated a perfect score in: experience, industry recognition and professional conduct.

 Maximum NJ Workers' Compensation Benefits in 2018: $903 max weekly and $214. min.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are monitoring the Zika virus outbreak spreading through Central and South America, Mexico, and parts of the Caribbean, including U.S. territories.

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Workers Compensation Benefits for Consequences of Sun Exposure

The first days of summer brings attention to working outside, sun exposure and the risk of skin cancer.

 

 Risk of mesothelioma continues after exposure and does not diminish with age.

 At least 107, 000 workers die every year from diseases caused by exposure to asbestos

 Will these types of medical plans encourage a medical deductible for workers' compensation coverage? 

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has held that The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) HazCom Standard does not preempt state law, therefore allowing state lawsuits to go forward based on “failure to warn” claims.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a new National Emphasis Program to protect workers from the serious health effects from occupational exposure to isocyanates.

 Recently release statistics from the US Geological Survey brings some hope to reducing asbestos disease in the US. 

Diesel Exhaust Linked to Cancer

After a week-long meeting of international experts, the International  Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), today   classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence  that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer. 


50 Cancers To Be Covered Under the 9-11 Zadroga Health Claim Fund

The New York Times is reporting this afternoon that The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has approved for compensation payments 50 types of cancers from the $4.3 Billion Zadroga 9-11 Fund.

NIOSH Alerts Home Healthcare Workers About Latex Allergies

NIOSH (The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety) has published a booklet to educate Home Healthcare Workers about preventing latex allergies. Latex products are made from natural rubber, and sensitivity can develop after repeated exposure. Limiting exposure to latex can help prevent allergic reactions for both home healthcare workers and their clients.

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