Year: 2018

Bergen Family Center’s 2018 Wish for the Holidays Toy Drive

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is a proud supporter of the Bergen Family Center’s 2018 Wish for the Holidays Toy Drive! Bergen Family Center is the oldest continuously operating family service agency in the county, funneling over 92% of the income it generates directly into community-focused programs for children, teens, adults, and families. Its mission rests […]


Wearable technology is as old as the common wristwatch, which allowed people to tell time nearly any time they pleased, without having to guess, find a clock, or listen and count the sound of a clock tower’s bells. Today, however, modern wearable technologies or “wearable devices” have been developed into truly powerful tools that allow […]

Construction Workers on scaffold leaning on safety railing

The New York City Department of Buildings announced that it is pushing back the first major construction safety training deadline to the summer of 2019. Before this change, all construction workers were required to complete at least 30 hours of construction safety training by December of this year. The Department of Buildings reportedly started considering […]

A new NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) study found that despite concerns from cyclists, combining bicycles and cars at crossroads in a “mixing zone” is the safest way to manage these traffic areas. The study, titled Cycling at a Crossroads (PDF) provides a comprehensive look into the workings of the intersections of protected bicycle paths and car […]

Chest X-Ray

Almost 10,000 first responders and people in the areas surrounding the World Trade Center at the time of the 9/11 attacks have been diagnosed with cancer, and more than 2,000 people have already died because of illnesses attributed to toxic exposure from 9/11. Experts, including World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence at […]

Car Damage

Determining who is at fault in a car accident is essential to deciding who will pay for any damage caused by the accident. In general, the person at fault is the person whose negligence caused the accident, and this is the person who must typically pay for the damages. Determining Fault with Car Accident Damage The location […]

excavator unloading dirt

Excavators, while incredibly powerful and useful pieces of heavy machinery, come with inherent risks because of both their sheer size and the skill it takes to operate them. Operators are required to complete the necessary training before getting into the cab of one of these machines, and must pay close attention to their surroundings in […]


In massive cities filled with skyscrapers like New York City, cranes and crane operators are a regular fixture on almost every single construction site. These workers and machines make so much work possible, but they can also face a considerable amount of danger on construction sites that don’t carefully follow safety regulations. Between 2011 and […]

Construction Workers on scaffold leaning on safety railing

The National Safety Council (NSC) celebrates National Safety Month every year, which aims to increase national attention for the leading causes of injuries and fatalities in the country. Injuries are among the biggest threats to the health and safety of Americans every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injuries are […]


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently proposed an update to its crane safety rules by changing certain provisions and adding new minimum operator competency requirements. OSHA proposed to remove a current provision that requires multiple certification levels based on equipment’s lifting capacity. Instead, the proposed change would clarify that testing organizations do not […]