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 fatalities fell from 2017 to 2018 by 1% even though the … Read moreEstimates Indicate Truck Accident Fatalities Increased
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 light on … Read moreNurses Face A Multitude Of Injury Risks At Work
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 protections in place whether an employee is … Read moreOSHA’s Top Safety Violations For 2018
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 does not mind long lines, there … Read moreWater Parks Present Many Safety Risks
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 employees work indoors or outdoors. Below are some tips. … Read moreReducing Workers’ Risk For Heat-Related Illnesses
There are currently about 16,000 nursing homes in Connecticut and across the U.S., and these care for a total of 1.4 million residents. These numbers are certain to rise, though. It is expected that the population of seniors 65 and up will nearly double from 47.8 million to 88 million by the year 2050. At … Read moreNursing Home Negligence Will Only Become Worse In An Aging U.S.
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 do well to not ignore. By following the … Read moreFive Steps Toward A Safer Loading Dock
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 do well to not ignore. By following the … Read moreFive Steps Toward a Safer Loading Dock