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Saturday, May 30, 2020
What are the Current Leading Causes of Car Accidents in the United States?
It is estimated that there are six million car accidents each year in the United States, and three million car accident victims suffer injuries. Shockingly, 90 people die every day in car accidents. To reduce the number of car accidents, it is important to recognize the main causes. There are various elements that contribute to... Read More
Friday, May 29, 2020
What Should I Do in a Car Accident During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased everyone’s stress and anxiety. A car accident is already a traumatic event, and the accident scene can be overwhelming to process. What happens if you are involved in a car accident during the pandemic? Social distancing plays a significant role at the scene of a car accident. All drivers should... Read More
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Can Language Barriers Affect Worker Safety?
Maintaining a safe workplace is always important, but this can be challenging if there is a language barrier between employers and their employees. The number of employees with English as a second language has increased within the past decade, along with the number of workplace injuries. As a result of this trend, the United States » Read More
Can Later Start Times for School Improve Safety?
A study published in the Journal of Clinical of Sleep Medicine suggests that later start times for school can improve safety for teen drivers. Based on this study, researchers at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recommend pushing middle and high school start times back to 8:30 a.m. or later. According to the AASM, » Read More
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Meatpacking Plants to Remain Open During the Pandemic
The meatpacking industry is classified as critical infrastructure in the United States. According to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, 5,300 of its members have been impacted by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). A recent announcement declared that meatpacking plants are to remain open during the COVID-19 crisis. The Centers of Disease Control and » Read More
Friday, May 15, 2020
Hazards Faced by Animal Clinic Workers
According to a study by CareerCast.com, animal clinic workers may have one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America. Veterinarians and animal technicians are often using hazardous chemicals and equipment while working around animals that are frightened and in pain. Some of these risks can be reduced by implementing safety procedures and training. » Read More
Monday, May 11, 2020
What If I Am Injured During Emergency Room Care?
Medical malpractice occurs in hospitals and medical offices every day, but patients can be injured in an emergency room as well. Emergency rooms are filled with people, sirens, loud noises, and bright lights. Malpractice may not be apparent when it occurs in an emergency room. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional acts in a » Read More
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Coronavirus Safety Recommendations for Waste and Recycling Workers
To be socially responsible and prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has postponed its SWANApalooza conference that was scheduled to take place at the end of March. According to Johns Hopkins University, over 120,000 people worldwide have been infected with the Coronavirus, and there have been more than » Read More
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
What Damages Can I Claim in a Truck Accident?
When an accident involves an 80,000-pound commercial truck, the occupants of the other vehicle often suffer devastating, even fatal injuries. For those victims lucky enough to survive a truck accident, they often face a long road to recovery. In addition to the serious physical injuries, truck accident victims can suffer mental and emotional trauma from » Read More
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Can Self-Driving Cars Differentiate Between an Object and a Projected Image?
Self-driving vehicle technology has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. However, like any new technology, it has flaws that were discovered recently that have people concerned for their safety. Researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel discovered that semi-autonomous and fully autonomous vehicles could be tricked into stopping by projecting an image of an » Read More
Monday, May 4, 2020
What are the Dangers of Passing in the Shoulder Lane?
When you are stuck in heavy traffic and you see other drivers using the shoulder lane, it is tempting to follow suit, particularly if you are in a rush. You may wonder, what is the harm in using the shoulder lane just this once? According to the AAA Foundation, approximately 12 percent of highway fatalities... Read More
Friday, May 1, 2020
How Can I Stay Safe When Working Alone?
Workplace violence affects thousands of employees every year. In 2017, approximately 18,400 workers were injured and over 450 were killed after being physically assaulted at work. Certain industries are more prone to workplace violence, including health care, service providers, and taxi drivers, but it can happen anywhere. Retail employees who work alone are also at » Read More
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