October 2016 Archives

What is silicosis?

If you work in certain jobs in Texas, especially construction and mining, then you may be at risk of developing a disease known as silicosis. According to MedlinePlus, this disorder is caused by exposure to silica dust. This disease could show up 15 years or longer after the initial exposure, although if you are exposed to an excessive amount of silica, you might present with symptoms within a year.

Preventing truck drivers from driving while distracted

Distracted driving is linked to traffic accidents, and it does not just affect the average driver in Texas. Many commercial truck drivers also find themselves risking an accident by driving while distracted. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number one cause of workplace fatalities for truck drivers is traffic accidents. In fact, throughout their career, the number of truck drivers who experience at least one serious accident numbers one-third of total truckers.

Back injury prevention for oil field workers

The oil field is notoriously dangerous, with many factors coming into play that increase the risk of accidents leading to injury, illness or even death. Oil field workers share with workers in many industries the potential to injure their back while on the job in Texas. As one of the most common sources of disability, prevention is key to reducing the negative effects of back injuries on the economy and productivity, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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San Antonio, TX 78230

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Lubbock, TX 79414

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Odessa, TX 79761

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Abilene, TX 79602

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