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A Risk of Weather-Related Crashes: Hydroplaning

By USClaims

Snow can worry a lot of drivers; it can cause traffic delays, slippery roads, and even ice. But there’s another risk of snow that many drivers don’t consider: hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when standing water on roadways causes a car to rest on the water rather than the roadway. When this happens, it removes the driver’s ability to maintain steering and control of the vehicle.

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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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Wintertime Slip and Falls Create Serious Risk of Injury

By USClaims

We all know the dangerous winter conditions bring slip and falls. Snow and ice make driving so unsafe at times that both schools and businesses experience delays and even closures. And though we try to be very mindful of the risks involved with driving in such conditions, rarely do we give as much consideration to the dangers lurking right on the sidewalk. During the wintertime, snow and ice may prove a large risk for slip and fall injuries.

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Less Than One-Quarter of Fatalities in School Transportation Vehicles Are Children

By USClaims

School buses and other school transportation vehicles are usually a safe method for getting children to and from school. But like other vehicles, school buses are unfortunately not immune to accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each year an average of 131 school-age children are killed in school-transportation-related crashes, most of which occur outside of the bus or inside of other vehicles. Despite that the crashes involve school-related-transportation vehicles, less than one-quarter of those killed were actually children.

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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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