Being distracted and in a hurry can cause us to forget there may be little ones in harm’s way that we cannot see from our driver’s seat. Every week in the United States, 50 children are injured from being backed over by a vehicle. Of these 50, an average of two are fatalities.
In almost 1 out of 10 car accidents, tires are a factor. Low pressure. Wear. Defects. They all raise your risk of being in a car accident. What raises this risk even more is something that is very familiar to New Mexico residents: Heat.
On March 25, 2015, the Texas House of Representatives approved House Bill 80 to outlaw texting while driving throughout the state of Texas. The bill must still make it through the Senate and past a possible gubernatorial veto. Former Governor Rick Perry vetoed two previous bills addressing the issue in 2011 and 2013, but legislators are hopeful for a different result this time around.
The first motor vehicle fatality occurred in 1889 in New York City. Since then, The United States has continued to elevate its standards with regard to vehicle safety, including focusing on a concept called crashworthiness.
Although eye injuries may sound like a relatively minor concern compared to other possibilities that can befall employees at work, overlooking the need to address potential damage to the eyes can lead workers to blindness that can interfere with their daily activities.
Every journey on the highways of America comes with a risk of a devastating motor vehicle accident, whether the trip is a vacation to visit family or transporting goods from one major city to another. Interstates and highways provide quick and streamlined passage across the country, but diligence must be observed when traveling on them to avoid disastrous accidents.
Welders use equipment to connect metal pieces together, cut them, or trim them. With so many metal items used in buildings and machinery throughout many industries, welding is necessary to create everything from airplanes to boilers. Among the types of welding, workers may perform gas metal welding, plasma arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, and resistance welding.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversees the safety of workers across the country, and they are responsible for addressing risks to employees, as well as gathering data to identify these hazards. To maintain accurate and timely data on injuries and fatalities in the workplace, OSHA enforces guidelines which companies must obey regarding the timeline and method that they report incidents in the workplace.