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February 2018 Archives

How U.S. road safety can improve with governors' help

State governors have a key role to play in the improvement of road conditions in Connecticut and across America. This is the position of a report from the National Governors Association. The purpose of the report is to provide governors with concrete strategies and recommendations that they can use when pushing for safety improvements in their states.

Mental health could be factor in women's workplace injuries

When Connecticut employees try to leave their problems at home when they go to work, the challenge might be harder for women than men. A research study that surveyed nearly 17,000 people employed in a variety of industries who made workers' compensation claims looked specifically at the relationship between workplace accidents and depression, anxiety and fatigue. Although men suffered more injuries on the job, women who reported having behavioral health challenges had a greater risk of getting hurt at work.

Help keep your child's stress down during and after divorce

Divorce is a stressful process for couples, and that stress can continue well after the divorce is finalized if there is a child custody case involved. Most parents realize that stress isn't healthy, but they might not recognize all of its negative effects on their children.

Warning technologies can help drivers avoid crashes

For drivers in Connecticut and throughout the country, collision avoidance technologies like lane departure warning systems or blind spot alerts can help to reduce the number of car accidents and related injuries. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety based on 2015 data showed that the presence of these technologies had a beneficial effect on road safety.

Tips for avoiding cold stress while working

In Connecticut, working outside during the winter comes with certain hazards. Workers are especially at a risk for developing cold stress, which occurs when skin temperature and internal temperature get so low that the body cannot warm itself. The three main types of cold stress include hypothermia, frostbite and trench foot.

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