New Car Safety Technology May Confuse Some Drivers

Most drivers in Connecticut appreciate technology that helps keep them stay safe behind the wheel. Even so, automakers are concerned certain safety innovations they’re adding to vehicles may confuse some drivers. Researchers liken the increased use of automated assistance technology to what happened when autopilot capabilities were first introduced. When autopilot become standard, some pilots … Read moreNew Car Safety Technology May Confuse Some Drivers

Study Shows Inexperience And Long Days Lead To Mining Accidents

As many Connecticut workers know, mining is a difficult and dangerous job. In addition to its inherent dangers, the profession presents additional factors that only add to the risk, including long, strenuous workdays and inexperience. A University of Illinois at Chicago study that looked at approximately 546,000 injury reports that were filed between 1983 and … Read moreStudy Shows Inexperience And Long Days Lead To Mining Accidents

Workplace Deaths, Illnesses The Subject Of AFL-CIO Report

Workers in Connecticut may know that April 22 to 29, 2019, was Workers’ Memorial Week. During that week, the AFL-CIO released a report on workplace injuries, fatalities and illnesses, saying that companies need to be more aware of the hazards faced every day by workers. The National Safety Council, recognizing the same dangers, has even … Read moreWorkplace Deaths, Illnesses The Subject Of AFL-CIO Report

Study Compares Light To Heavy Rain Impact On Car Crash Risk

Connecticut drivers experience changing weather conditions year-round. Although snow may be the weather condition that makes drivers the most cautious, rain can be dangerous too. A recent study reported by the American Meteorological Society compared light rain, moderate rain and heavy rain conditions as they relate to car crash risk. According to the findings, even … Read moreStudy Compares Light To Heavy Rain Impact On Car Crash Risk

Semi-truck crashes rise, but safety tech may be the answer

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states that in 2017, there were 34,439 fatal crashes in Connecticut and the rest of the U.S. Of these, 4,079 involved at least one large truck or bus. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says that 72 percent of all fatalities in truck crashes are the occupants of passenger … Read moreSemi-truck crashes rise, but safety tech may be the answer

NIOSH Publishes Revised Fall-Prevention Fact Sheet

Construction workers in Connecticut have a dangerous job. That’s why federal agencies including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration devote significant resources to preventing construction site accidents. However, falls, many of which are preventable, remain a thorny problem for federal safety agencies and construction companies. In … Read moreNIOSH Publishes Revised Fall-Prevention Fact Sheet