Thursday, November 14, 2019

Hazards of Petroleum Exposure

An employee at Turner Specialty Services tragically lost his life while performing his regular job duties at a petroleum refining facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was working in a confined space, where he asphyxiated after he lost air supply. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Turner Specialty Services and Hunt Refining Co. » Read More

Tips for Repairing Your Vehicle After a Car Accident

Any car accident can be a headache, even a minor fender bender. You need to deal with the insurance company, seek medical care when you are hurt, and finally, get your car repaired. Knowing where to start and who to trust to repair your vehicle is not always easy. The following tips will get your... Read More

New Google App Detects Accidents

Today’s vehicles are equipped with safety technology, like automatic braking and lane departure warnings, that can help prevent serious car accidents. While extremely effective, these safety features cannot always prevent car accidents from happening. In an effort to ensure that first responders arrive to the accident scene as quickly as possible, Google developed its Personal » Read More

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Dash Camera Data Helps Trucking Industry Reduce Accidents

If you have ever driven past a truck accident on the highway, you know how devastating and destructive they can be. One of the more common causes of truck accidents is drowsy driving. Too many truck drivers spend long hours behind the wheel on too little sleep to meet tight delivery deadlines. Lytx DriveCams can » Read More

New Law Increases Penalties for Drunk Driving in Maryland

Effective October 1, 2019, motorists who are caught drunk driving in the state of Maryland will face steeper fines and increased jail time thanks to House Bill 708, which was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan. Repeat offenders will face increased fines and extended jail time, and penalties will automatically be doubled for motorists » Read More

Monday, November 11, 2019

Understanding the Medical Malpractice Claim Process

If you were harmed in any way while under the care of a medical professional, and you believe that negligence was involved, you may want to consider filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is highly recommended that you consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who will walk you through every step of the claims » Read More

Leading Causes of Car Accidents in the United States

Even the most careful and responsible driver can be involved in a car accident if there is inclement weather, an unexpected animal running across the street, or other people’s unsafe driving behavior causes an accident. By understanding the most common causes of car accidents, however, motorists can learn how to take the appropriate safety precautions... Read More

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Selling Used Cars with Unrepaired Safety Recalls

AutoNation is one of the largest car retail chains in the United States. In 2015, the company said they would stop selling used cars that had open safety recalls. However, according to a recent report, AutoNation has continued to sell vehicles that have significant safety recall issues, some of which were linked to serious and » Read More

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Pros and Cons of Hiring Teenage Truck Drivers

According to the American Trucking Association, there is a shortage of truck drivers in the United States. In fact, this country was short approximately 50,000 truck drivers in 2018, compared to 36,000 in 2016. Many industry officials believe that one way to address the shortage is to lower the interstate driving age from 21 to » Read More

Safety Risks of Buying a Used Car

Unless you know the person from whom you are buying a used car, purchasing a used car can be risky. You do not know whether the car was well-maintained, if the vehicle had been damaged in an accident, or if there are any product recalls that were never repaired or replaced. Before purchasing a used » Read More

Understanding Car Safety Ratings

Safety ratings are one of the key selling points for new vehicles, but if you have ever wondered how certain vehicles earn their top safety ratings, or who is responsible for performing the safety tests, you are not alone. The two agencies responsible for evaluating vehicle safety are the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)... Read More

Medical Mistakes at Urgent Care Clinics

Urgent care facilities provide a range of medical services to patients on a walk-in basis. Health care providers at these facilities treat illnesses like the common cold or the flu, as well as injuries such as cuts, broken bones, and sprains. For patients who may not be able to get immediate treatment elsewhere, urgent care » Read More

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Common Causes of Medical Mistakes

According to a recent study from Johns Hopkins, more people die from medical errors than strokes, Alzheimer’s, or diabetes. If fact, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in this country. While these tragic mistakes happen in almost every health care setting, some patients are at greater risk than others, including Medicare patients » Read More

Cars Equipped with Alcohol Detection Systems Can Prevent Drunk Driving

Even though driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous and can lead to serious car accidents involving severe injuries, people continue to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink. New legislation has been introduced that would make it mandatory for all new cars and trucks to be equipped with alcohol detection... Read More

Amazon Warehouse Workers at Increased Risk for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Amazon delivers thousands of packages to consumers across the country every day. Customers expect to be able to place an order and have their package delivered within a day or two. For the warehouse workers responsible for preparing these packages, this can involve a great deal of lifting, bending, twisting, and running for up to » Read More

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Safety Tips for Tower Workers

Safety is a priority for all workers, but when your job involves climbing communications towers that average 200 feet in height, taking the appropriate safety precautions is often a matter of life or death. In addition to falls from high altitudes, tower workers face a range of hazards, including electrocution, equipment failure, and structural collapse. » Read More

NHTSA Plans to Revamp Five-Star Safety Rating System

When purchasing a new vehicle, safety is a top priority for most consumers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed its five-star safety rating so that consumers could choose a vehicle with four or five stars and know that they were purchasing a safe car. However, according to Consumer Reports, the rating system is... Read More

Friday, November 1, 2019

Teen Brain Development and Car Accidents

Car accidents are a leading cause of death for teens in this country. A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that brain development may explain why some teen drivers are more likely to be involved in a car accident compared to older drivers. The study analyzes working memory in teen drivers and the impact... Read More

Dust from Artificial Stone Linked to Irreversible Lung Injury in Workers

Engineered stone is one of the most popular materials used for countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. Unlike natural stone, engineered stone counters are less likely to crack or stain and are easy to clean. However, because countertops are made up of 90 percent silica, workers who are exposed to silica dust develop health risks, including » Read More