Are Smart Watches Putting Kids’ Safety at Risk?

Smartwatches with internet-enabled GPS tracking devices can put children at risk due to security flaws, unreliable emergency features, and poor privacy protections. These devices can be easily hacked, enabling strangers with basic technical knowledge to access sensitive information about kids and even contact them directly, endangering the safety of child wearers. Manufacturers and distributors can […]

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A Surprising Number of Hazards May Be Present in Your Office

Office workers are exposed to a number of workplace hazards like slip and fall accidents, ergonomic hazards, electrical fires, poor indoor air quality and other dangers that result in tens of thousands of work-related injuries and illnesses every year. In 2016, about 78 workers lost their lives to occupational injuries and illnesses in office environments […]

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Most Dangerous Places to Drive in Chicago [infographic]

Chicago areas with high levels of economic hardship have more than three times the number of fatalities from car crashes per capita as those with low economic hardship. Through innovation, teamwork, education and the enforcement of traffic laws, it is hoped that a significant reduction in traffic hazards in the most dangerous places to drive […]

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Uncovering the Truth: Accident Reconstruction

Accident reconstruction is commonly performed using advanced technology, collision simulation software, and physical evidence to determine what caused a motor vehicle accident. Reconstruction evaluates pre-impact circumstances and post-impact data to determine who is at fault for the accident and any injuries that result from the crash. Without thorough investigation and reconstruction, it would be difficult […]

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Roadside Workers at Risk

U.S. roadside workers are exposed to hazardous workplace conditions that put them at high risk of serious injury and death. Each year, thousands of roadside workers are injured or killed while performing their jobs. Working Beside the Roadway is a High-Risk Job In the U.S., over 20,000 roadside workers suffer on-the-job injuries or fatalities while […]

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The Tragic Consequences of Lead Exposure

Lead exposure has toxic effects on many parts of the body and contributes to serious health problems. Prolonged exposure often leads to permanent injuries, disabilities, and even death. Lead Exposure and Toxicity Lead, a common metal found on the ground, has a high toxicity level. The widespread use of lead and human exposure has caused […]

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Opioid Impairment Is Driving Traffic Fatalities [infographic]

Over the last two decades, fatally injured drivers who tested positive for opioids rose by 700 percent. Fatal accidents caused by opioid impairment are a major concern for vehicle safety and law enforcement agencies around the country. (Article continues below infographic) The Prescription Opioid Epidemic According to a recent study published in the American Journal […]

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Why Finding Your Physician’s Disciplinary History Is So Hard

Physicians are not required to inform their patients that they are on probation for unethical conduct or medical errors that result in disciplinary actions. Most databases that contain this important information are either nearly impossible for the public to access or not comprehensive. This can make finding out a physician’s disciplinary history difficult for patients. […]

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Flight Attendants Face a New Safety Threat: Angry Passengers

The increasing number of in-flight injuries caused by angry passengers is a growing concern. Over the past year, flight attendants and passengers have suffered serious injuries due to angry, out-of-control passengers who take their aggression out on people on the plane. Angry Passengers are Causing Safety Concerns In-flight injuries are a growing problem. The FAA […]

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Aging Truck Drivers Face Medical Conditions that Reduce Roadway Safety

Aging commercial truck drivers face medical conditions that create safety hazards for themselves and other drivers. The physical and mental exhaustion associated with trucking can negatively impact many age-related conditions. Age-Related Medical Conditions that Impact Safety Driving a large commercial truck requires long hours and often heavy lifting for loading and unloading. The job can […]

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