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Congress created the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) in 1970 as a means of protecting American workers from workplace hazards, including warehouse hazards. The agency promulgates standards designed to minimize or prevent work-related accidents and dangerous health conditions. OSHA is also responsible for enforcing violations of its rules by issuing penalties for various infractions. […]

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In recent years, organizations have been shining the spotlight on the dangers of drugged driving. Past studies focused primarily on drunk driving, but with opioid and marijuana use on the rise, the statistics are changing. Alcohol-impaired driving is still a major issue, but it may no longer be the biggest threat to road safety. A […]

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Teen drivers often engage in risky driving behaviors such as not wearing their seatbelts, drunk driving, and distracted driving. A new research study by Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Center for Injury Research and Policy concludes one of the most common risky driving behaviors of teen drivers is texting while driving. Texting while driving is one of […]

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Not every car accident fatality involves a collision between two motor vehicles. Over 800 bicyclists die each year in the United States as a result of a collision with a motor vehicle. In many states, that number continues to rise. According to data from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the number of bicycle fatalities […]

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a special bulletin warning employers and workers of potential hearing injuries related to exposure to ototoxicants, which are chemicals used in pesticides, solvents, metals, and pharmaceuticals. Individuals exposed to the chemicals can suffer temporary and sometimes permanent hearing loss, especially when their exposure is combined with […]

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School teachers have one of the toughest jobs. Handling a room full of children five days a week, planning their lessons, teaching, and grading tests can be mentally and emotionally exhausting. However, the job is physically demanding as well. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 40,000 teachers each year suffer a workplace […]

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently released a paper outlining the dangers of electronic driver-assist systems. The insurance group tested systems from Tesla, Mercedes, BMW, and Volvo on a track and public roads. They found that the systems fail to see stopped vehicles and may even steer drivers into a crash. Driver-Assist Related […]

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Driving is inherently dangerous – even for those who follow all traffic laws. But when someone accidentally drives the wrong way down a street or highway, the results can be catastrophic. Wrong-Way Crashes Prove Highly Fatal Although only three percent of all wrecks are wrong-way accidents, they are the leading type of fatal motor vehicle […]

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Meteorologists are forecasting that Hurricane Florence, which is headed for South Carolina, may be a Category 4 storm. This category generally brings winds of up to 130 mph, which could be potentially catastrophic for residents.  The hurricane is slated to reach South Carolina on Thursday, so in preparation, the governor has already ordered schools to […]

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Any parent will tell you that nothing, good or bad, gets past children. A recent study confirms children are also watching what parents are doing behind the wheel. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing recently conducted an online survey of 760 adults from 47 states and found […]
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