July 2017 Archives

Backing up and other work zone hazards

According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 96,000 work zone accidents occurred during 2015, estimates suggest. During an average week of 2015, 12 fatal work zone accidents took place. Furthermore, 70 work zone accidents happened per day that caused someone to become injured in 2015, on average. For those who regularly find themselves in a work zone in San Bernardino or on any California roadway, as well as the families of road workers, going over statistics concerning work zone accidents is a good idea.

What steps can employers take to avert on-the-job crashes?

Those involved in a vehicle accident that occurs on-the-job may face an uphill battle for different reasons. Whether they can no longer work, have unbearable pain, cannot afford medical costs, or are facing any other hardship, these crashes can be devastating. From lost productivity to the loss of life, workplace vehicle accidents can also be very costly for employers. As a result, it is important for employers to go over different strategies to lessen the likelihood of employees being involved in a traffic wreck.

Traumatic brain injury: causes and effects

The Brain Injury Association of America reports that 2.5 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury every year. California residents who have suffered a TBI in a fall or a car crash know how devastating the consequences can be. It is important to remember that no two brain injuries are alike; TBI symptoms and effects therefore can vary from person to person, often greatly so.

Are workplace injuries more common in the summer?

Many of the blog posts we have posted have covered various risks that are present on construction sites and work environments in a variety of other fields. However, there are additional concerns that workers may have, especially if they are employed in certain lines of work. For example, a worker may be more likely to sustain an injury while working during the summer months in San Bernardino, and in other California locations.

How many people die from vehicle collisions in work zones?

Each day, road workers face an array of threats while carrying out their job responsibilities. For example, a road worker may be injured due to dangerous equipment or may even suffer because of repetitive strain or lifting heavy objects. However, many road workers who suffer injuries or lose their lives while working are struck by vehicles. For road workers and their families, recognizing the prevalence of these accidents is important. Additionally, work zones can be a dangerous place for drivers as well, since these zones often carry additional driving risks.

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