August 2016 Archives

FMCSA regulations to minimize trucker fatigue

Driver fatigue is a leading cause of traffic accidents in Texas, especially those involving truckers. To combat the issue and increase safety, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration enacted certain laws in 2013. According to the FMCSA, 560 injuries, 19 deaths and around 1400 traffic accidents can be prevented in America annually with the new measures.

Workplace Accidents: Can I choose my own doctor?

After you have been injured on the job, especially if your injury is serious, it is likely that your first objective may be to seek prompt medical attention to care for your injury. The question on many injured workers' minds is: Can I choose my own doctor?

Increased risk of serious injury for night shift police officers

Police officers and other law enforcement agents have a notoriously dangerous job. Working a shift at night increases the danger involved in the job, leading to a higher risk of serious injuries. According to HealthDay, the risk of officers working the night shift suffering from injuries on the job is significantly higher than their day-working counterparts.

The potential for fatalities of bystanders in police car chases

Police officers and other law enforcement agents in Texas have a notoriously dangerous job. Working a shift at night increases the danger involved in the job, leading to a higher risk of serious injuries. According to HealthDay, the risk of officers working the night shift suffering from injuries on the job is significantly higher than their day-working counterparts.

The process for filing a health and safety complaint with OSHA

Private businesses in Texas, like the rest of the country, must adhere to the workplace safety laws set in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, there are many regulations in place to provide a safe and healthy working environment for employees and to reduce the number of illnesses and injuries caused at work.

Oilfield workers and the risk of heat stroke

Working in an oilfield puts workers at risk of heat stroke, especially during the hot summer days in Texas. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, workers performing their job duties in direct sun under hot conditions, such as found in many oil and gas well operations, are at a higher risk than other workers for experiencing heat stroke.

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