Identifying These Types of Workplace Hazards Could Save Your Life

Not knowing what types of hazards exist in workplaces could cause serious or deadly injuries to employees. Employers are required under the Occupational Safety Health’s Act Duty Clause to prevent and remove recognized hazards to provide a safe workplace for their employees. Ignorance of not knowing what those hazards are is no excuse when injuries […]

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Top 5 Reasons Snow Accidents Happen

Dangerous driver behaviors increase the risk of serious and deadly snow accidents. Inexperience and negligence cause winter weather crashes that range from multiple car pileups to individual cars spinning out of control. Illinois in Top Ten Deadliest States Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Auto Insurance Center shows that about 38 […]

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Chicago Makes the List: Top 10 Most Traffic-Congested Cities

Chicago drivers are at a higher risk of becoming involved in an auto accident because the city is rated in the top ten traffic congested cities in the United States. Traffic congestion significantly increases the risk of car crashes. INRIX Traffic Scorecard Report Chicago is a great city to live in or visit and is […]

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Was Your Baby’s Birth Defect Preventable?

Although many birth defects are genetic, some are preventable and have been linked to prescription and over the counter medications, exposure to chemicals and toxins at home or in the workplace, or inadequate medical care during pregnancy. When birth defects are a result of negligence, money for medical bills, ongoing treatment and care, and other […]

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Zofran leads to birth defects: FDA Never Saw it Coming

FDA allows doctors to prescribe drugs for off-label uses but the agency never saw Zofran causing birth defects when used as an off-label drug for women suffering severe morning sickness. Zofran is a product of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) that was developed for the treatment of severe vomiting and nausea and approved by the U.S. Food and […]

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Segways and Hazardous Sidewalks, Roadways: A Dangerous Mix

Riding a Segway on cracked, broken, uneven, and irregular roadways and sidewalks can result in serious and even deadly crashes. The danger with riding Segways is that the machine detects weight and moves in the direction that the rider’s balance is shifting. As such, the device is highly vulnerable to abnormalities in the sidewalk or […]

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Car Accident Victims Are Getting a Raw Deal

Policyholders are led to believe that insurance companies will offer financial help to injured victims after a car accident but insurers frequently cheat victims out of what they are owed. Insurance is supposed to protect individuals from unexpected expenses when accidents happen. No matter their reputation, how nice they are, or what they say, insurance […]

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Workplace “Sitting Disease” Puts 86% of America’s Workforce at Risk

One survey shows that 86% of American workers sit all day for their jobs and this puts them at risk for the workplace “Sitting Disease.” If added to the time spent sitting after work surfing the Internet, playing games, or watching television, an individual spends approximately 13 hours a sitting each day. The term “Sitting […]

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Reducing Backover Accidents in the Workplace

To prevent backover accidents in the workplace, employers, contractors, workers, and drivers must be aware of vehicle blind spots, problems with backup alarms, the presence of multiple vehicles, and how to make vehicles and individuals visible. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, backover accidents claimed over 215 lives from 2003 to 2010. The number […]

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Were You Hit By a Drone?

Most of the time when a drone crashes into someone or causes an accident, it is a result of a malfunctioning part, a defective design, or loss of operator control. Negligence on the part of manufacturers, distributors, and drone operators can result in serious injuries. The entities that cause drone accidents can be held liable […]

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