While an employee is recovering from a workplace injury, a doctor may determine that he or she cannot safely perform the former job duties. However, that is not to say that the person is unable to work at all. According to the Texas Department of Insurance, when employees go back to work under medically acceptable conditions as soon as possible, they are less likely to suffer from depression or develop further issues that can hinder recovery.
The size and weight of 18-wheelers present enough of a concern to drivers in smaller vehicles. Many people either give semis a wide birth or pass them quickly in order to avoid them. Looking behind you and seeing one barreling toward you may cause you to pick up your speed.
Construction workers in Texas face some dangers that are unique to their industry. According to the Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, one of these hazards that consistently causes on-the-job fatalities, trench collapse, is on the rise.
Texting and driving raises the risk of motor vehicle crashes exponentially, but these accidents continue to occur in Texas, as well as across the United States. Looking away from the road and taking one or both hands off the wheel can be deadly, but a cognitive distraction can occur even when a person appears to be in full control of the vehicle.
The culture on your jobsite determines many aspects of your day-to-day life in Texas. According to a recent survey by the National Safety Council, construction workers across the country believe the companies they work for make productivity the primary value, rather than developing an environment that puts safety first.
When a passenger vehicle in Texas collides with any part of a large truck, the results can be deadly. The higher ground clearance of the truck typically prevents the bumper of a car from stopping the forward motion, allowing it to travel under the trailer. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has proven the effectiveness of underride guards on the backs of semi-trailers in preventing many rear-end collisions from becoming fatalities.