July 2016 Archives

What are some common causes of truck accidents?

When you venture out onto the road, your intention is to make it to your destination safely. Unfortunately, though, there has been a spike in the number of accidents on U.S. roadways, leading many to question not only what is causing this increase, but also just what to do after an accident.

Do you have sick building syndrome or a building-related disease?

You do not have to worry about getting sick from your job only when you work with hazardous chemicals or materials on a daily basis. Even if you just work in an office in San Antonio, you are at risk of falling ill. Your ill health might be due to sick building syndrome or building-related diseases, according to eMedicine Health.

Are you at risk of a car accident due to road rage?

You have probably experienced an instance of road rage at some point in your life when someone cut you off or otherwise did something that upset you on one of the freeways in San Antonio. Although movies and TV often focus on physical altercations or even gun fights as the consequence of road rage, there is a much more common dangerous side effect: the increased risk of car accidents, according to NBC News.

Truck drivers required to use electronic driving logs

There are laws in place to prevent truck accidents that rely on the use of driver logs to determine how long a driver has been on the road to reduce driver fatigue. In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration adopted a Final Rule that requires the switch from paper logs to electronic logging devices. According to FMCSA, this is to make it easier for inspectors to discover any violations of federal law. 

Ways to protect oil field workers from machinery-based accidents

The oil and gas industry is one of the most dangerous industries in which to work in Texas and around the country. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the fatality rate for oil and gas extraction workers was seven times that of the average for all industries.

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