January 2020 Archives

Construction in the workplace can be dangerous

When construction workers are on the job in Texas, they may face many significant hazards. Workers in other types of industries may also face some risks from construction or renovation work when it is taking place while the company is still open. Environmental contaminants and toxic exposure may be particularly significant concerns, especially if dangerous chemicals are being used in confined spaces with little opportunity to dissipate. In addition, some of the dusts produced during construction work may pose a danger to the lungs. As a result, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released guidelines to protect both construction workers and other employees during building and renovation jobs.

Volvo to manufacture alcohol detection and intervention tech

For over a century, the leading cause of auto accident fatalities in Texas and across the country has been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. While there is such a thing as alcohol detection technology for cars, it often detects intoxication through a breath test. Volvo will be deploying technology that does not require a breath test, and it will be the first automaker to do so.

Hands-free mobile devices not enough to stop distracted driving

Many people in Georgia know that distracted driving is a major threat to highway safety. Due to laws designed to clamp down on the distractions created by smartphones, many drivers have shifted to hands-free mobile phones, at least for voice conversations. In general, phone usage that requires people to use their hands, like surfing the internet or most texting, is more distracting than voice conversations alone. Still, like any kind of stimulus, a hands-free cell phone can also be a distraction. People may struggle with voice commands and technical problems or simply get caught up in a conversation.

Road construction workers face serious risks while they work

It seems as though there are always roadways here in Texas under construction. The situation can be inconvenient and frustrating as a driver as you navigate through cones, barriers and more. However, as one of the people working on the roadway, you are incredibly vulnerable to injury -- not just from the equipment and construction vehicles but also from those motorists trying to get through the construction zone.

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