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How serious is drowsy driving?

From time to time, we all get tired during our normal waking hours. We might have had a late night out, had to work late or are just simply behind on sleep. Being exhausted is not uncommon in the busy lives of individuals in California and elsewhere; however, being exhausted behind the wheel is not acceptable. Driving while drowsy is dangerous and is the cause of numerous accidents each year.

How serious is drowsy driving? Based on current research, drowsy driving is more dangerous than previously thought. In fact, a recent study discovered that the actual number of car accidents caused by drowsy drivers is eight times more than the federal estimates for these types of crashes.

Repetitive-strain injuries can end your career: Get help

Repetitive-strain injuries are a real problem for workers across the United States. Whether you're in an office or working in the field, there is a risk of developing these injuries.

Repetitive-strain injuries happen when you perform the same movement over and over again due to the constraints of your job. By repeating a movement, your body slowly breaks down over time. Without the appropriate amount of time to rest, this can lead to serious injuries.

The basics of workers' compensation

No one expects to be injured in the workplace, and they especially do not expect to deal with the financial hardships caused by a workplace injury. While these concerns may be present in the minds of workers in fields that carry more risks, such as construction and mining, the reality is that workers in Ohio could become injured in any industry and work environment.

An on-the-job injury can leave a worker confused and emotional. They may not fully understand how the incident happened, and now they are left dealing with questions, such as what medical professionals to see, how long recovery will take and how the medical bills will be paid. Thus, it is important to take the time to consider what options one might have.

Hearing loss: Your work environment can lead to deafness

Hearing loss affects many people in the workplace. Approximately 60 percent of those who struggle with hearing loss are part of the American workforce, which means that they may struggle to complete work or may need additional help to prevent further damage to their hearing.

The good thing about hearing loss in the workplace is that it is usually preventable. When addressed correctly, hearing-loss education can reduce the risk of hearing loss, improve efficiency and improve communication.

Helping you get the workers' comp you are entitled to

Even when an industry or specific position is deemed dangerous, no one goes to work with the idea that they will not go home free from harms. Workplace injuries can be serious in any type of position or industry; however, some jobs pose greater risks and dangers than others. No matter the cause of the accident or type of injury suffered, it is important that the employees in California understand how to move forward following a workplace accident that involves injuries and losses.

Workers' compensation can be very necessary and beneficial for injured or ill workers; however, many workers that need these benefits do not receive them. Many are under the impression that if they get injured on-the-job, they just need to file a report and workers' comp benefits will be available to them. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as one might believe, and some eligible workers are initially denied these benefits.

What are the dog bite laws in California?

Owning a dog is very common in California and other states across the nation. Whether it is a small or large breed, dogs are a lot of work. Dogs require time, training and attention. Even more so, dog owners are also required to ensure the safety of others that come in contact with his or her dog. Failure to do so could result in a dog bite, causing much harm, pain and suffering.

While dog owners in California are aware of the responsibilities that come with dog ownership, they may not be aware of the legal responsibilities that exist when his or her dog bites or attacks another person. It is important to note these laws, as a sudden incident could impact both the victim and the dog owner in the event of a dog bite.

Tips for reducing injuries while lifting patients

Nurses and aides that work in medical facilities face a lot of occupational hazards. Violence from patients with dementia or those under the influence of drugs, handling dangerous materials and equipment, or exposure to pathogens and environmental risks can all cause injuries or illnesses for medical workers.

However, the leading cause of injury to people who work in hospitals actually relates to pushing the body past its limits. Back injuries, soft tissue injuries and joint injuries can occur when nurses attempt to lift too much or otherwise overexert themselves. Lifting and moving patients is often the cause of these injuries.

Three killed in intersection crash in Oceanside

When individuals operate or travel in a vehicle, they are under the impression that they will get from one point to another safely. Sure, a person may encounter traffic, deal with inclement weather and even drive by accident sites, but most people do not consider the possibility of being involved in a collision. They certainly do not think that they will lose a loved one in an automobile collision.

Unfortunately, an intersection collision in Oceanside claimed the lives of three people recently. The three individuals were traveling in a sedan with three others when a truck ran through a red light. The crash took place at the intersection of Oceanside Boulevard and Coast Highway. According to reports, the three other passengers were injured in the crash.

Rate of fatal car accidents in California

The rate at which fatal car accidents occur varies from state to state. However, when looking at data in California and all other states across the nation, the number of fatal crashes occurring on a national level remains high and is concerning. With regards to the data collected in 2017, there were a total of 34,247 recorded fatal motor vehicle crashes that year. And, in these crashes, a total of 37,133 deaths occurred.

Based on these numbers, this equates to 11.4 deaths per 100,000, or 1.16 deaths for every 100 million miles traveled on a U.S. highway. When specifically looking at California, there were a total of 3,304 fatal crashes in the state during the year of 2017. This resulted in 3,602 deaths. Based on these numbers, this is a rate of 9.1 deaths per 100,000 people and 1.02 deaths per 100 million miles traveled.

What are common causes of crane accidents?

A construction site can be a complex and busy area. Not only are there barriers set up around the area, there is heavy machinery, ladders, tools and material throughout the whole site. While this is common, all the components at a construction work site could pose some dangers to workers. When working around heavy machinery, construction workers not only need to be trained properly but also need to be aware of their surroundings, as a simple error could result in a serious construction site accident.

What are common causes of crane accidents? Wen it comes to crane accidents, the likely cause is negligence. Whether it is the direct negligence of the crane operator or due to the lack of adequate training or experience. Thus, 90 percent of crane accidents are due to human error.

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