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Workplace Injuries: Things to Consider if You Are Injured at Work

An injury at work has the potential to become a lengthy and complicated headache. An employee who is hurt due to an accident on the job will suddenly be dealing with company management, human resource representatives, doctors and insurance companies. If this happens, it becomes a major stress point of the employee’s workplace and life.

Workers’ Compensation laws are designed to protect us, should an accident or injury occur while on the clock. The law requires any business with three or more employees to have workers’ compensation insurance.

Avoid Distracted Drivers: Learn how to spot them on the road.

Have you ever been stuck at a light because the car in front of you fails to notice that it had turned green?

 

Have you started to notice more and more cars drifting in and out of your lane while driving home from work? Well, you’re not alone.

 

EHR usability issues put pediatric patients at risk

Georgia residents who work in the field of medicine may know about the problems that arise with electronic health records. These problems can prove a detriment to provider satisfaction and clinical effectiveness. According to new research from Pew Charitable Trusts, pediatric safety is often impacted as well.

The Maze of Workers’ Compensation in Georgia

There is an old adage that says “accidents happen.” It’s a popular phrase that you have probably heard, because it’s true. When accidents happen in the workplace, the injured employee often faces a long road of recovery, doctor visits, paperwork and overall headaches. If the accident results in an injury that keeps an employee out of work for an extended period of time, there may also be an impact on their wallet and overall financial security.  

Trucking crashes highlight roadway dangers

Truck drivers in Georgia and across the country are often driving extended hours in the dark on monotonous roads. This can leave them potentially at risk for serious truck accidents along with everyone else on the road. Passengers and drivers in other vehicles are particularly at risk because they are far more likely to die or be seriously injured in a trucking crash. Indeed, two crashes have drawn additional attention to the issue of truck driver fatigue and its deadly potential.

International Roadcheck set for June 2019

Truck and bus drivers in Georgia will want to make sure that they and their vehicles comply with federal regulations because the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold its International Roadcheck from June 4 to 6. Inspectors across the nation will be pulling over CMVs at random to conduct mostly Level I inspections. These are the most comprehensive inspections, covering both driver and vehicle compliance.

OSHA standards for powered industrial trucks may change

Georgia residents whose jobs involve working with powered industrial trucks may see a change in safety standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is considering changes to its standards for powered industrial trucks used in construction, maritime and general industry. The agency put out a request for information on March 11. Comments and information will be accepted until June 10.

Safety group calls on Congress to impliment FMCSA proposals

A group of road safety advocacy groups including the Truck Safety Coalition and Georgia-based Road Safe America have called on Congress to implement commercial vehicle safety regulations that were proposed 12 years ago. The coalition thinks that an upcoming infrastructure bill could provide lawmakers with a way to avoid partisan politics and get the regulations passed.

New Technique Could Reduce Shoulder Injuries Among Truck Drivers

An under-reported cause of workplace injury in Georgia and across the United States is shoulder injury related to landing gear cranking. A recent study now shows that through strategic positioning, it is possible to prevent injury to truck drivers while raising or lowering trailers.

Avoiding the five most common workplace accidents

Avoiding the five most common workplace accidents

All employees in Georgia, whether they work in the construction, retail or agricultural industry, should know about the following five types of workplace accidents and how to avoid them. First on the list are slip, trip and fall accidents. Slips can be caused by wet or oily surfaces, weather hazards and spills that are not taken care of in time. Workers may also trip in poorly lit areas and on torn carpeting, loose cables and clutter.

Car seat safety tips parents should know about

Installing a car safety seat properly is one of the most important steps a parent can take to keep their children safe. Parents in Georgia and throughout the country are encouraged to install seats in a rear-facing direction until the children meet requirements established by the manufacturer. Once those thresholds have been met, the seat should face forward. The child should use the seat until he or she is too heavy or too tall for it.

Were You Injured at a Private Residence?

Your home is your castle. It's one of the biggest investments a person can make. If you live in a neighborhood under the auspices of a homeowner's association, upkeep and maintenance aren't just matters of pride, it could be a matter of neighborhood reminder letters or even fines.

There's another big reason why homeowners should make sure their property (both inside and outside) is maintained and in good shape. That reason? A homeowner could be liable if someone is injured on their property.

ZF develops airbags to protect against side collisions

Georgia motorists may have heard of external airbags, which some car parts manufacturers are working to develop. It will likely be a while before such technology is implemented on vehicles. When external airbags are made standard, however, they could prove beneficial to drivers and other vehicle occupants. The ZF Group has found that external airbags lessen the severity of injuries by up to 40 percent.

Automatic emergency brakes reduce chances of rear-end collisions

From 2013 to 2015, General Motors sold 10 vehicle models in Georgia that offered automatic emergency braking systems as an option. Researchers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety compared accidents involving these vehicles to identify differences in collisions between those equipped with the emergency braking system and those that only sounded a warning if a collision was imminent.

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