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New Car Safety Technology May Confuse Some Drivers

Posted by James Cummings | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 happe...

NIOSH Publishes Revised Fall-Prevention Fact Sheet

Posted by James Cummings | May 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

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, m...

Driving While Distracted Can Lead To Accidents

Posted by James Cummings | Apr 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many Connecticut residents have to admit that from time to time, they drive while distracted. It could be that they are on their cellphone and answering phone calls, checking social media or responding to text messages. Many of these same individuals would admit that driving while distracted is d...

6 Factors That Lead To Aggressive Driving

Posted by James Cummings | Apr 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A lot of car accidents in Waterbury happen because of aggressive drivers. In some cases, it really is an accident: Someone drives too fast, loses control of the car and crashes into a nearby vehicle. In other cases, it's deliberate. Road rage takes hold and one driver runs the other off of the ro...

Preventing Eye Injuries In The Workplace

Posted by James Cummings | Apr 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many Connecticut residents spend a good portion of their time at work. Unfortunately, each year, around 700,000 Americans experience an eye injury that impairs their vision in the workplace. Since so much time is spent in the workplace, it is imperative that emphasis is put on eye safety. Almost ...

Inspection Blitz Aims To Identify Unsafe Trucks

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

Every year, vehicle inspectors in Connecticut and across the country focus on trucking safety as part of the Roadcheck inspection program. The 72-hour inspection blitz, which is organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, often focuses on different aspects of commercial vehicle maintenan...

Abuse In Nursing Homes Has Devastating Effects

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

When Connecticut residents hear stories of elderly individuals being abused in nursing homes, they likely agree that it is heartbreaking. There is outrage over mistreatment, health violations, and neglect. For years the government has worked to enact reforms as well as supervise what happens in n...

Most Common Ladder-Related Accidents

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

The American Ladder Institute designated March 2019 as National Ladder Safety Month as a way to spread the awareness of how ladders play a role in so many workplace accidents. Not just workers but everyone in Connecticut should know that more than 300 people die every year in ladder-related accid...

Senate Hearing Focuses On Reports Of Nursing Home Abuse

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

Connecticut residents who have loved ones in nursing homes should know that the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing to discuss reports of abuse and neglect from some of the nation's nursing homes. One case of fatal neglect occurred at a nursing home with the highest possible ranking f...

Temporary Workers’ Safety At Risk

Posted by James Cummings | Feb 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Temporary workers in Connecticut may be exceptionally vulnerable to workplace safety violations and unsafe practices. Across the country, an increasing number of workers are considered contractors or temps rather than full-time or even part-time employees. This change in how labor is done often m...

Red Flags For Nursing Home Negligence And Abuse

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

Many families in Connecticut rely on nursing homes to care for elderly relatives. Vulnerable populations behind closed doors sometimes suffer from inadequate care or outright abuse by staff members. When visiting loved ones, people should watch for signs that the facility is failing to meet accep...

Why The Roads Are Becoming More Deadly

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

People in Connecticut may be concerned about their risk when they get behind the wheel, especially as National Safety Council statistics indicate that fatal car accidents are on the rise. In 2016, the latest year for which figures are available, 40,200 people lost their lives in motor vehicle acc...

7 Tips For Safe Winter Driving

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

Driving takes a bit more thought and preparation in the winter. Don't let the snow and ice put you in the ditch — or, worse yet, in a serious accident. You can take steps to keep yourself and your family safe this year. With that in mind, here are seven tips all drivers need to consider before th...

Workplace Safety For Employees

Posted by James Cummings | Feb 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Workplace safety should be a concern of every worker in Connecticut. Having a safe working environment is a shared responsibility that depends on both management and workers communicating about and following safety standards. One tip for remaining safe in the workplace is to be aware of the uniq...

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