Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Standardized Names Needed for Advanced Safety Technology



Thanks to the latest developments in safety technology, today’s cars are safer than ever. From automatic emergency braking to blind spot warning, these safety features help prevent car accidents by alerting the driver of a potential hazard. However, each of these features have multiple names, some of which do not accurately describe what it does.... Read More

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Who is Liable for a Car Accident in Bad Weather?



Car accidents are often caused by motorists who are distracted, drowsy, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or who are driving in a reckless or aggressive manner. In these cases, determining liability is a straightforward process. However, when a car accident is caused by inclement weather, things get a bit more complicated. According to... Read More

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What Should U.S. Workers Know About the Coronavirus?



The coronavirus is a respiratory illness that has been linked to a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, China. To date, over 130 people in China have died from the virus, and there are thousands of confirmed cases in China, and several other countries, including the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control » Read More

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How Can I Avoid Being the Victim of a Medication Error?



When a health care provider prescribes medication for a patient, there are several factors that must be considered before administering the medication. For example, the physician must review the patient’s health history, determine if the patient has any allergies, consider possible drug interactions with medications the patient is already taking, and potential side effects of » Read More

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Monday, February 10, 2020

What are the Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents?



Truck accidents are some of the most devastating and destructive accidents that occur on busy roads and highways across the country, often resulting in extensive property damage and serious injuries. Unfortunately, when it comes to highway collisions, the average passenger vehicle is no match for an 80,000-pound commercial truck. Many of these accidents can be » Read More

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New Safety Tool Offers Improved Security Measures for Uber Passengers



Uber recently announced the launch of Uber RideCheck, a new safety feature that works with GPS data and other sensors in drivers’ smartphones to track possible accidents, or if there is an unusually long stop while a ride is in progress. If the system detects a problem, the driver and passenger will receive a notification... Read More

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Understanding Liability in Rear-End Car Accidents



Rear-end accidents are the most common type of car accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is likely because so many drivers are distracted by their phones, GPS units, and other electronic devices. When a driver’s attention is not on the road ahead, they are more likely to rear-end a vehicle » Read More

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Occupational Risks of Working with Solvents



Every day, millions of workers in the United States are exposed to different types of solvents, which are chemicals used to thin or dissolve paint, grease, epoxies, adhesives, and coatings. These chemicals can cause a range of health issues, depending on the type of solvent and if they get into the worker’s bloodstream. Employers have » Read More

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Common Myths About Medical Malpractice Claims



Health care professionals have a duty of care to protect patients from harm. While most health care providers take this responsibility very seriously and provide the best possible care, medical mistakes can happen. In fact, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. » Read More

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

What Should I Do If My Rideshare Driver is Drunk?



This past New Year’s Eve, a young couple wanted to make sure that they got home safely from the party they attended, so they arranged for a ride with a Lyft driver. The passengers noticed that the driver was swerving in and out of lanes and driving well over the speed limit. The driver was... Read More

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

How Can I Avoid a Car Accident?



Even the safest, most responsible drivers can be involved in a serious car accident when they least expect it. From inclement weather conditions to the irresponsible driving habits of other motorists, there are some things that you cannot control. According to statistics from the National Safety Council, motorists have a 1 in 114 chance of... Read More

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OSHA Updates Program to Focus on Preventing Amputations in Manufacturing



Amputations are among the most devastating workplace injuries that occur in industrial and manufacturing industries. They can cause severe physical and emotional trauma to the injured worker and, depending on the nature of the injury, prevent the worker from returning to work. Many of these injuries are preventable if employers make safety a priority by » Read More

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What Should I Know About Car Seat Installation?



One of the most effective ways to protect your children when they are in the car is to make sure that they are properly secured in an age and weight-appropriate car seat. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in children but using a car seat can help prevent serious injuries and » Read More

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Monday, February 3, 2020

What are the Health Risks of a Delayed C-Section?



The number of babies that have been delivered via Cesarean section (C-section) in the United States has been growing steadily for the past few decades. In fact, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), there was a 60 percent increase in C-sections from 1996 to 2011. Whether a C-section is planned early » Read More

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FMCSA Increases Annual Random Controlled Substances Testing Percentage



In January 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reduced the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substance testing from 50 percent of the average number of driver positions to 25 percent. Effective January 1, 2020, the agency will double the minimum rate for random controlled substance testing, reestablishing it to 50 percent. » Read More

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Understanding the Risks of Combustible Dust Explosions



When it comes to occupational material that can be extremely hazardous, what often comes to mind are acids, heavy metals, pesticides, and other caustic substances. It may come as a surprise to know that dust can be quite hazardous as well. When dust accumulates, and a small fire or explosion shakes up the dust, it » Read More

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Strategies for Reaching a Successful Car Accident Claim



At some point in your life, it is likely that you will either be involved in a car accident or witness one first-hand. Car accidents continue to be an unfortunate reality on roads and highways across the country, which is why it is in your best interest to be prepared for such an event, rather » Read More

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Distracted Driving Remains a Serious Safety Issue in the United States



Even though most states have strict laws against using handheld devices while driving, too many motorists continue to engage in this unsafe and irresponsible behavior. While it may only take a few seconds to send a text, it only takes a moment of distraction for a devastating accident to occur. In fact, according to federal... Read More

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