July 2019 Archives

What is occupational therapy?

A work injury can put you out of commission for a long time when damage is significant. Among other types of treatments, people recovering from work injuries may also be recommended for occupational therapy. WebMD explains how this therapy can benefit patients and what to expect if a doctor has recommended you undergo this process. 

Fully automated commercial vehicles and the risk of a crash

In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about fully automated vehicles. While many people think of self-driving cars and the benefits (as well as the potential risks) that this technology may present for individual drivers, there are other ways in which this technology may be applied. For example, it is likely that there will be an increasing number of fully automated commercial vehicles on the road in the coming years. While this may offer an opportunity for companies to save money (and lead to the loss of many jobs in certain fields), there are a number of potential areas of concern.

What can I do about an OSHA violation at work?

The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) creates standards that all U.S. employers must follow to ensure workers remain safe and secure. When a violation occurs, workers are encouraged to report incidents to the proper authorities to prevent serious injuries or even loss of life from occurring. The OSHA Education Center offers the following information, which will help you take the right steps in the event that you experience a violation at your place of work. 

Dropped objects pose deadly hazards to oil and drilling workers

With the many other hazards on the Texas oil fields, the risks that dropped objects pose may not receive enough attention. Work activities on multiple levels are par for the course on drilling sites, and those who work at lower elevations are often the victims of dropped-object injuries. Even small objects like nuts or bolts can be deadly missiles if dropped from high work platforms.

What are the dangers of drowsy driving?

Truckers in Texas usually log long hours on the road. While regulations are in place mandating how much rest truckers should get between hauls, many companies and even truckers themselves fail to follow safe practices. This leads to drowsy driving, which is a real concern among all motorists according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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