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Companies Facing Financial Pressure Experience More Workplace Injuries

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While maintaining control for other factors, the rates of injury or illness are five to fifteen percent higher during periods where a business meets or barely exceeds its analyst forecasts. These rates are much higher than those businesses that miss or comfortably beat their forecasts. Data from OSHA shows that one in every 24 employees is injured in companies that barely miss or just make analyst earnings, while only one in 27 is injured at companies that miss or comfortably beat them.

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Driving with Pets Increases the Likelihood of Distracted Driving

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In the United States, there are 43.4 million households with pets. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013 alone there were over 5.6 million crashes, contributing to 1.59 million injuries, and 32,719 fatalities. Since 34.4 million households drive with their pets, it is likely that many of them were also involved – over 80 percent of which were likely unrestrained. A meager 16 percent of people who drive with their dogs in their vehicle properly restrain them. This means that these animals were in a state of shock, if not actually injured.

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Increased Car Accidents Prove Ghosts Aren’t Only Scary Thing on Halloween

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Halloween is known for all things scary. From ghosts to zombies, haunted houses to spooky music and movies, we often associate the holiday with being frightened. And although it can be a lot of fun, unfortunately not all scares are enjoyable. Historical data has shown that children who are out trick or treating are much more likely to be killed by a car on the night of Halloween – in fact, twice as likely.

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Construction Industry Injuries and Fatalities on the Rise

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 985 construction workers died in the United States in 2015. The next year saw relatively the same number of fatalities with a total of 970 fatalities in the construction industry, out of a total of 5,190 work-related fatalities.

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Number of Animal-Related Collisions Are Highest in the Fall

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With new seasons come new things to look forward to. As the leaves change in autumn, the brisk air conjures up many memories and fun activities: Sunday football, big sweaters, and pumpkin spiced everything. Something else the season brings: deer.

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Doctors Aren’t the Only Medical Professionals Facing Malpractice Claims

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When you are sick, it used to be that you would go to the doctor. But today, with projections that by 2025 nurse practitioners will make up one-third of family practices, it is more evident than ever, that nurse practitioners (NPs) are playing a major role in our healthcare.

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Despite Under-Reporting, Medical Error Proves Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

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According to a 2017 group survey conducted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, (IHI) the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), the Lucian Leape Institute and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, 21 percent of individuals in the United States believe that they might have been subjected to medical malpractice at some point in the past.

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Non-Licensed Drivers Responsible for 20 Percent of All Auto Accidents

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There are many risks involved in driving, and many laws in place in order to minimize them and create as safe of an environment as possible. One such law is the requirement of a valid driver’s license when operating any motor vehicle.

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America: The Most Dangerous Place to Give Birth

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For many women and their loved ones, giving birth not only evokes an overwhelming feeling of joy and anticipation, but also fear. While bringing new life into the world is truly a miracle, our knowledge and apprehension of the risks effecting both mother and baby can overwhelm us with a feeling of great concern; and…

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Distracted Driving by Cell Phone Use Highest Among Teens

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In this digital age, as technology has progressed, many things have become easier. Cell phones are just one example of just how much has changed.

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