Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Protecting Workers from Serious Pinch Point Injuries

Pinch point injuries are common in the construction and warehouse industries, and any other industry where workers must handle heavy machinery, power tools, loaders, compactors, or electrical equipment. A pinch point occurs when two objects, or two moving parts of a machine come together. When a finger, hand, or any other part of a worker’s » Read More

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

More Than 15 Injured During MTA Bus Accident in Baltimore County

On Tuesday morning, 17 victims sustained injuries during an MTA bus accident that involved a car. The crash took place around 4:30 am at the intersection of Trade Point Avenue and Sparrows Point Boulevard in Sparrows Point, Maryland. First responders transported two victims with minor injuries and treated 15 at the scene of the MTA... Read More

Monday, December 9, 2019

Life-Saving Safety Tips to Prevent Truck Accidents

If it were not for the trucking industry, various goods and materials would not be delivered to customers across the country. However, because truck drivers are often working under very tight deadlines, they tend to work long hours, sometimes with lack of appropriate sleep. This can have dangerous consequences, particularly when you consider the fact » Read More

Complications Associated with Tongue-Tie Surgery

Tongue-tie is a condition in which a baby’s tongue remains attached to the bottom of their mouth due to a tissue that ties the tongue to the floor of the mouth. The condition is not serious, but it can affect a baby’s ability to nurse, and can cause speech issues as the child gets older. » Read More

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

NTSB Urges Legislators to Pass Helmet Laws

The debate over whether cyclists should be required to wear helmets has been a very heated one for as long as cyclists and motor vehicles had to share the road. While many believe that wearing a helmet protects cyclists from suffering devastating head and brain injuries, others argue that there are other issues at play, » Read More

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Teenager Designs Solution for Eliminating Blind Spots in Cars

A 14-year-old from West Grove, Pennsylvania won a $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize for developing a prototype that would help eliminate blind spots in cars. The idea came to her when she was driving with her mother in their Jeep Grand Cherokee. Her mom did not like driving the vehicle because the A-pillars that support the » Read More

Most Common Causes of Cardiology-Related Lawsuits

Cardiologists often treat patients who have serious health issues, including severe hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, cardiomyopathy, and coronary artery disease. These are serious, life-threatening illnesses that require an accurate and timely diagnosis, a combination of medications, and in some cases, complicated surgical procedures. While the goal of a cardiologist is to provide patients with the best medical » Read More

Drivers Found to be Source of Most Pedestrian and Bicyclist Deaths

Individuals walking or riding a bicycle on the road face significant safety risks. In 2018, over 850 cyclists and 6,200 bicyclists were killed in fatal traffic accidents. Recent studies indicate that despite new safety features, the leading cause of pedestrian and bicyclist deaths each year continues to be negligent drivers. Effectiveness of New Technology Automobile... Read More

Monday, December 2, 2019

World Health Organization Considers Employee Burnout a Diagnosable Condition

Anytime an employee feels overwhelmed by an unmanageable workload, unreasonable deadlines, a lack of appreciation from management, and a general lack of work-life balance, they are at risk for employee burnout. Too often employers have unreasonable expectations of their employees, leaving them feeling exhausted, stressed, and emotionally drained. This can affect their job performance, as » Read More

NHTSA Considering Replacing Mirrors with Cameras on Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking feedback from the public about replacing mirrors with camera-based rear visibility systems, or camera monitor systems (CMS). Current federal safety standards require that all vehicles be equipped with rearview mirrors so that truck drivers can see objects that are on either side of the truck and » Read More

Safe Driving Tips for Winter Weather

The first official day of winter is not until December 21, but once the temperatures begin to drop, snow, ice, and freezing rain can occur when we least expect it. Motorists should prepare for winter weather conditions sooner rather than later by making sure that their vehicle has been serviced, and that any repairs or... Read More