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Ladders Top List of Most Dangerous Construction Site Equipment

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According to OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, about 6.5 million people work on construction sites in the U.S. on any given day. While all construction site tools and equipment should be used with the utmost caution, some have proven to be more hazardous than others. These most hazardous tools and equipment includes: Ladders…

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Off-Road Collisions Account for Over Half of U.S. Traffic Fatalities

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According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), from 2014 to 2016 an average of 18,779 fatalities resulted from road departures; this is 53 percent of all traffic fatalities in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that Run-Off-Road (ROR) crashes account for 70 percent of all fatal single-vehicle…

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How to Help Lower the Risk of Public Pool Slip and Fall Accidents

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If you’re a child, summer means many things: the ice cream man, trips to the beach, BBQs, and jumping in and out (…and in and out) of the pool. For many families, those long, dog days of summer are often spent at a neighboring public pool. And while the water provides a much-needed cool down…

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Construction Accidents Account for One in Five Work Deaths

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It’s not surprising that while on the job we make a mistake or two. After all, we’re only human. But while some mistakes can be remedied, and some can cost you your job, there are also mistakes that can cost you your life. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which is responsible…

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Medical Malpractice a Common Cause of Paralysis

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When someone suffers an injury or damage to his or her spine or brain, and the signals between your brain and your muscles no longer function correctly (either from being interrupted or completely blocked), it can cause one to partially or fully lose their ability to move those muscles. Paralysis can affect one or both sides of one’s body.

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Minimizing the Risks of Plastic Surgery Can Help with Undesirable Outcomes

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Whether it’s on television, billboards, magazines, or the omnipresent internet, we are constantly bombarded by the notion that we will be happier, richer, and more successful if we fit society’s standards of beauty. Therefore, it should come as no surprise, that according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2017 alone there were 17.5…

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Over a Quarter of Fatal Crashes Attributed to Drunk Driving

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Most people enjoy a drink or two every so often. It’s a great way to take the edge off, relax, complement a good meal, or mark a special occasion. There is nothing wrong with imbibing so long as you are of age and do so responsibly. However, this is often not the case. Of the…

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Slip and Falls Prove Leading Cause of Injuries for Older Americans

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As we age it just so happens that our reflexes regress a bit. Our vision worsens, our bone density weakens, and our quick reaction time isn’t quite as quick as it used to be. That’s why it’s not all too surprising that slip and falls are the leading cause of injuries for older Americans. According…

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Despite Reduction in Cases, Millions of Workplace Injuries Occur Every Year

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Although 2016 saw almost 48,500 fewer nonfatal workplace injury and illness cases than 2015, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were still approximately 2.9 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers throughout the year. This occurred at a rate of 2.9…

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Realities of Hazardous Construction Site Working Environments

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We all make mistakes – we’re human. From falling down the first time we try to walk, to banging up our first car, accidents are a part of our lives from the very beginning. They take place not only in our personal lives, but in our professional lives as well. Luckily, most accidents are easily…

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