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Don't bike with your headphones on

It's time for a nice morning bike ride around San Diego. You throw on your shorts and a tank top, roll your bike out to the street, put on a helmet and get on. Right before you pedal off, you put your headphones over your ears and bring up your favorite podcast or playlist. A good ride is that much better when you have something to listen to. Right?

Scaffolding accidents at construction sites

While we notice buildings being constructed all around us, many of us do not know what all goes into it. Construction work requires much manual labor, work at great heights and heavy machinery. Thus, the safety issues can be plentiful. Although steps are taken to increase safety through training and safety gear, this does not always prevent construction site accidents from happening.

What are the most common workplace injuries for women?

Workers in California and elsewhere must interact with their workplace environment. Whether it is an office, vehicle, factory or a construction site, this means dealing with the factors and people within the workplace. For many, this means very little to them, as it does not cause any disruptions. However, for some, this means safety issues that could result in workplace injuries.

Recovering compensation following a construction accident

Much like any workplace, a construction site in San Diego has many working parts. In addition to the laborers, there are supervisors, planners, managers and other professionals that not only focus on how to get a project completed but also how to ensure the safety of the workers. Because it is the responsibility of everyone to keep the worksite safe, dangerous conditions could arise if one party fails to meet their duty of care. Because many construction sites are often filled with contractors and subcontractors, the risk of injury could fall upon anyone on the worksite.

4 construction site hazards to watch out for

If you are new to the San Diego construction industry, you may not realize yet just how dangerous your job is. You may know one or two people who have had minor accidents of the hammer-meets-thumb variety, or you might have heard a few stories about a guy that knows a guy that saw a worker fall from a roof.

Facts and figures surrounding dog bites

A dog may be referred to as man's best friend; however, a dog is still an animal and is equipped with instincts. Even if a dog has never shown any signs of being aggressive or has bit anyone in the past, any dog, or animal for that matter, with teeth has the propensity to bite a person. Thus, it is important for dog owners to take action to reduce and even prevent such attacks or incidents. The failure to do so in the state of California, as well as other states, could result in penalties faced by the dog owner.

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