Wednesday, May 23, 2018

New iPhone Feature to Prevent Wrecks  

The majority of distracted driving accidents are caused by drivers who are either talking or texting on their phones. Apple has taken proactive steps to address this issue, by incorporating a new feature in the iPhone iOS 11 that targets distracted driving. In addition to a revamped control center, updated design elements, and extended keyboard

Warehouse Safety Hazards  

Warehouse workers face a wide range of hazards, some of which might seem obvious, and others that might surprise you. Any job that involves a lot of heavy lifting, exposure to potentially harmful substances, and operating equipment like forklifts and other machinery means that workers are at risk of serious, potentially life-threatening injuries every day.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Excessive Speed in Fatal Amtrak Accident

While monitoring safety on the track between Baltimore and Washington, an Amtrak watchman was fatally injured after being struck by a train that was traveling at a high rate of speed. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), it has not yet been confirmed whether speed was the sole cause of the train accident.

Wearable Technology to Prevent Injuries

From Fitbits to Apple Watches, wearable technology is growing by leaps and bounds. Recently, there have been a number of technological breakthroughs in wearable technology that are having a significant impact on the Workers’ Compensation industry. By tracking and measuring a worker’s movements, the technology can help prevent workplace injuries. In addition, it can keep

Monday, May 21, 2018

Operation Safe Driver Week  

According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), Operation Safe Driver Week will take place from July 15th to the 21st, at which time police officers across the country will be paying close attention to the driving habits of both passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles. In an effort to reach a goal of zero traffic

Make Safety a Priority Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to the summer season. It is also the first weekend of the “100 deadliest days” of summer. After a long, cold winter, millions of people across the country are eager to get out and enjoy the rising temperatures, outdoor barbeques, and a possible dip in the pool. Despite the

Friday, May 18, 2018

Medical Mistakes Are the Third Leading Cause of Death in the US

According to a recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, medical errors cause over 250,000 deaths each year in the United States, and other research suggests that the statistics could be as high as 440,000. The discrepancy is due to the fact that medical errors are not generally specified on death certificates by physicians,