Wearing A Helmet And Other Ways To Prevent Bicycle Accidents

More and more people in Connecticut are bicycling for their commutes, exercise or fun. Yet bicycle accidents accounted for 2.2 percent of all traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2016, most of which took place in urban areas and between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Due to this alarming figure, it’s important … Read moreWearing A Helmet And Other Ways To Prevent Bicycle Accidents

If Left Untreated, Occupational Asthma Can Worsen

Many Connecticut workers are subject to working with and around toxic substances. For those who are, company management is acutely aware of the possible dangers and should take every preventative step possible to ensure the safety of its workers. Yet there lies a hidden potential for harm for many workers that does not involve unsafe … Read moreIf Left Untreated, Occupational Asthma Can Worsen

Truck Accidents Influence Movement For Change In Law

Large commercial trucks have the potential to cause major accidents on Connecticut roads. According to federal data, large truck crash fatalities rose significantly between 2009 and 2014. Despite this problem, trucks are not required to use crash-avoidance technology, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Association has largely ignored pleas from the National Transportation Safety Board … Read moreTruck Accidents Influence Movement For Change In Law

OSHA Updates Its Emphasis On Trenching And Excavations Safety

Construction workers in Connecticut may be interested in OSHA’s new update to its National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation. The update, which was released on Oct. 1, supplants the 1985 special emphasis instruction on trenching and excavation. According to the 2018 NEP instruction, there were 130 recorded fatalities in trenching and excavation between 2011 … Read moreOSHA Updates Its Emphasis On Trenching And Excavations Safety

Truck Accident Fatalities Buck Trend By Rising In 2017

Motor vehicle accident fatalities in Connecticut and around the country fell slightly in 2017 after rising worryingly in 2015 and 2016 according to Fatality Analysis Reporting System data released on Oct 3 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Road deaths fell by 2 percent overall in 2017 with especially sharp falls in the number … Read moreTruck Accident Fatalities Buck Trend By Rising In 2017

OIG: Lack Of Data Led To OSHA Underreporting Injuries And Deaths

The Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General has called out OSHA for underreporting workplace injuries and fatalities. The safety organization revised its rule on how employers are to report serious work-related illnesses and injuries as well as deaths. However, it appears that a lack of data has led to the inability to enforce those … Read moreOIG: Lack Of Data Led To OSHA Underreporting Injuries And Deaths