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Why is an Emergency Exit Route Plan Important to Have in the Workplace?

No workplace is completely safe from disaster, emergencies can happen at any time. Whether it is a fire, workplace violence, natural disaster, or any other unexpected emergency, there must be a plan in place, and workers must know the emergency route and how to get out safety. An exit route is defined as a continuous… Read More


What are Common Car Accident Injuries Among Children?

A child suffering from a serious car accident injury can be an overwhelming experience for the parents, the child, as well as the entire family. Even with significant improvements of vehicle safety, there is still the chance that a car accident can lead to a debilitating injury. Any trauma to a child, whether physical or… Read More


Is Fatigue a Safety Hazard at Work?

Everyone has been tired at work at some point. Fatigue occurs whenever a person is sleep deprived and needs rest. The National Safety Council (NSC), a non-profit safety advocacy organization focused on eliminating leading causes of preventable death, has found that over 43 percent of workers are sleep deprived. Symptoms of fatigue can include feeling… Read More


Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Minor Collision?

People involved in minor car accidents often wonder if they should consult a lawyer. In most cases, it is wise to consult a lawyer after a minor collision. Many car accident lawyers do not charge for an initial consultation. They will look at all the facts in the case and determine whether their services could… Read More


What is Amazon’s New Plan to Cut Worker Injuries?

Amazon has received a lot of press regarding allegedly unfair, unsafe working conditions and practices, mainly at their fulfillment centers. Workers’ Compensation statistics from the online retailer may back up employees’ concerns. Amazon’s injury rate in 2019 was 5.6 per 100 workers. This is disconcerting, particularly since Amazon continues to increase its workforce due to… Read More


Who Pays for Summer Camp When Parents are Divorced?

With warmer weather comes more outside activities, and school-age children are likely excited to go to summer camp once school is out. Although children are looking forward to summer camp, parents may have hesitations, especially if they have gone through a divorce. The costs of summer camp can be expensive, even more so if children… Read More


What Industries Have the Highest Rates of Workplace Injuries?

Each year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) collects mandated reports of workplace injuries and illnesses. They analyze the results that can be used to evaluate programmatic efficiency in reducing workplace illnesses and injuries.  The statistics include an incidence rate, which is the number of injuries per 100 employees. These rates are reported by… Read More


How can I Stay Safe During Memorial Day Weekend?

For many people in the United States, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused prolonged isolation, people will likely be out in large numbers to travel and visit over the holiday weekend. That means the return of heavy traffic, especially around popular resort areas. The holiday… Read More


Is Screen Use Increasing Workplace Eye Injuries?

Work-related eye injuries are traditionally found in outdoor settings, such as lumber yards or on construction sites. However, office work has been found to be a significant source of workplace eye injuries. Paperless processing has streamlined some office tasks, reducing the need to print, copy, fax, and file paper documents. Many office workers no longer… Read More


What Should I Know About Distracted Driving Awareness Month?

Since spring weather brings people out of their houses again, it is a good time to review good driving habits. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and motorists should learn about the dangers of distracted driving to reduce car accidents and promote safety. This annual event provides road safety advocates a chance to remind people… Read More


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