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Construction Worker Safety Risks During Winter Months

By USClaims

With the shorter days, darker evenings, and colder weather come additional risks for drivers. But for construction workers, who already face a higher risk of injury, the winter months mean more safety hazards.

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Companies Facing Financial Pressure Experience More Common Workplace Injuries

By USClaims

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

By USClaims

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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Construction Industry Injuries and Fatalities on the Rise

By USClaims

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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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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