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Drowsy Driving an Increasingly Recognized Threat

Posted by James Cummings | Sep 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Drivers who get insufficient sleep or are still drowsy from taking sleep aids are putting themselves and others at risk for a crash. Various government studies stated that between 1% and 2% of all car crashes involve drowsy driving, but a 2018 AAA study estimated that the percentage is higher at ...

Car Crashes The Leading Cause of Death Among Teens

Posted by James Cummings | Aug 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Parents of teen drivers in Connecticut should not be surprised to hear that auto accidents are the leading cause of death among teens. It is an understandable trend, but parents are not completely helpless when it comes to addressing and perhaps even reversing it. Parents will want to be involved...

Nursing Home Negligence Puts Lives at Risk

Posted by James Cummings | Aug 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Connecticut families place their elderly loved ones in a nursing home, it is often because the elders in question are suffering from dementia or other illnesses that require intensive and professional levels of care. However, the decision can be challenging, because nursing homes have been s...

Nursing Home Aides Mock Elderly Woman on Snapchat

Posted by James Cummings | Aug 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Families in Connecticut may face difficult decisions when it comes to placing their loved ones in a nursing home. Even family members who want to support people's ability to age at home may find few alternatives for relatives who develop dementia or other cognitive problems, requiring extensive s...

Poor Leadership can make Workplaces Unsafe

Posted by James Cummings | Aug 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Management that fails to treat workers properly may be impacting their job performance and their safety. This is because Connecticut workers and others who are treated poorly tend to make decisions that benefit themselves personally. However, these decisions may have negative consequences for oth...

Cell Phone Distractions and Nursing Home Negligence

Posted by James Cummings | Aug 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

In nursing homes, negligence takes many forms. Maybe a staff member doesn't read a form correctly and gives someone the wrong medication. Maybe communication skills are poor and so no one takes care of a certain patient, with two staff members each thinking the other one is doing it. Maybe a nurs...

IIHS Calls for Improvements to Rear Safety

Posted by James Cummings | Jul 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rear seats used to be safer than front seats, but that was back in the 1990s. Connecticut residents should be aware that rear-seat safety has been lagging behind front seats. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has labeled rear seats a danger. However, there are various ways that ...

Women at Higher Risk Than Men for Car Crash Injuries

Posted by James Cummings | Jul 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Connecticut women run a higher risk than men for serious injuries in the wake of a car accident. In fact, a study from the University of Virginia has calculated a woman's risk as being 73% higher than a man's. Drivers in Connecticut may be curious about the reasons for this phenomenon. There are ...

OSHA: Prevent Heat-Related Illness in the Summer

Posted by James Cummings | Jul 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Summer, in Connecticut and across the U.S., puts both indoor and outdoor workers at risk for heat-related illnesses. OSHA requires employers to have a heat illness prevention program in place if their employees are exposed to high temperatures. This program must incorporate three things: water, r...

DUI-Related Deaths Often Pique On July Fourth

Posted by James Cummings | Jul 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Connecticut residents may not be surprised to hear that the holidays see more drunk driving deaths. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, a program that collects data for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the worst holiday for DUI deaths is the Fourth of July. In ...

Estimates Indicate Truck Accident Fatalities Increased

Posted by James Cummings | Jun 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to estimates by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, when the 2018 statistics are finalized, the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents involving at least one semi-truck will show a 3% increase. A preliminary NHTSA report indicates that the number of car accident fatalit...

OSHA’s Top Safety Violations For 2018

Posted by James Cummings | Jun 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a list of the top safety violations in Connecticut and around the country. At the top of the list for 2018 was fall protections which mostly relate to the construction industry. Employers need to make sure that there are prote...

Nurses Face A Multitude Of Injury Risks At Work

Posted by James Cummings | Jun 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

For a nurse, the workplace isn't just somewhere to earn a paycheck or help those who need it. It's also a place where they could very easily suffer serious or even life-changing injuries. This profession can be far more dangerous than a lot of people realize, and it is important to shed some ligh...

Water Parks Present Many Safety Risks

Posted by James Cummings | Jun 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Connecticut residents who enjoy spending time at water parks may want to know about some of the risks involved. The first and most obvious is overcrowding. The World Waterpark Association estimates that a total of 85 million people visited the U.S. 1,300 water parks in 2015. Assuming that one doe...

Reducing Workers’ Risk For Heat-Related Illnesses

Posted by James Cummings | Jun 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Heat-related illnesses cause more than 1,300 workers' deaths every year in Connecticut and across the U.S., according to the EPA. Heat, not just from the sun but also from machinery and from layers of personal protective equipment, is something that every employer must address whether the employe...

Five Steps Toward a Safer Loading Dock

Posted by James Cummings | Jun 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

The loading of docks, whether they are exterior or enclosed, is the center of action in any warehouse or distribution center. Due to the constant loading and unloading and the presence of forklifts and other equipment, these areas raise several safety concerns that employers in Connecticut would ...

Five Steps Toward A Safer Loading Dock

Posted by James Cummings | Jun 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

The loading of docks, whether they are exterior or enclosed, is the center of action in any warehouse or distribution center. Due to the constant loading and unloading and the presence of forklifts and other equipment, these areas raise several safety concerns that employers in Connecticut would ...

Roadway Safety Can Reduce Accident Risks

Posted by James Cummings | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

When people in Connecticut get behind the wheel, they face the risk of a serious car accident. Every year, thousands of people are severely injured or even killed in motor vehicle collisions across the country. In fact, car crashes are the most common cause of death for Americans aged 2 to 34. Th...

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