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  • What is the Five-Star Rating System for Nursing Homes?

    The five-star rating system for nursing homes was introduced by the U.S. government in 2009 to help families find high-quality nursing home care for their elderly loved ones. However, placing a loved one in a five-star rated facility does not guarantee they will be safe from nursing home negligence. Studies have revealed flaws in the five-star[…]

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    Temporary Employees are Entitled to Safe Workplaces, Too

    According to estimates from market and consumer data company Statista, there were approximately 16 million temporary employees in the United States in 2019. There is evidence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that temporary employment rates are on the upswing and will continue to grow. While temporary or “gig” work affords millions[…]

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    What are the Dangers of 3D Printing?

    Every day, countries around the world make major technological advances. One of the world’s more recent advances is 3D printing, which is often referred to as additive manufacturing (AM). In basic terms, the 3D printing process involves creating solid physical objects from digital (or computer-generated) files. Although 3D printing originated in the 1980s, it wasn’t[…]

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    What are the Hazards of Accidental Machine Startup?

    Workers in manufacturing and food production are often called on to adjust heavy machinery that gets clogged or jammed. Safety protocols typically require machinery to be shut down and isolated from energy sources during maintenance. The hazards of accidental machine startup during maintenance activities include amputation, crushed fingers or limbs, electrocution, and other serious injuries.[…]

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    Some Product-Related Injuries Increased During the Pandemic

    A recent Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report illustrates how certain types of consumer products can affect severe injury rates, like those that require hospital emergency room treatment. The report has several key findings and is the first of its kind to highlight some of the new injury trends that appear to have developed during[…]

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    A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

    A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

    At Galfand Berger, LLP we view the safety and well-being of our clients, staff, and business partners as our highest priority.

    Our offices are now open. Visits are by appointment only. And, per state, municipal and CDC guidelines, all visitors to our firm must wear masks.

    We are happy to arrange for phone or video consultations.

    Should you have any concerns regarding an upcoming meeting with us, please call our firm at (800) 222-8792.

    Thank you and take care.