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Holiday Travel Safety Tips

The holiday season is finally here; and, with it comes holiday travel. From late November to mid-January you will see more cars on the roads and more people choosing to travel by plane again, even during these uncertain times. If your family is choosing to travel during this holiday season, along with the usual risks of traveling, there will be new risks for everyone in the family with regard to COVID-19 exposure. Airports, bus stations, train stations, and car rest stops are all places travelers can be exposed to the virus in the air and on surfaces. These are also places where it can be difficult for you and your family to socially distance. Take basic precautions while traveling to keep you and your family safe.

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Workplace Safety Coronavirus

Staying Safe at Work During COVID-19

The SARS-COV-2 virus, also known as COVID-19, has spread to all corners of the globe, including the workplace. Staying safe while working alongside the coronavirus is essential and employers have a responsibility to do all in their power to prevent their employees from being exposed to the virus. Many workers may feel uncomfortable returning to work and may have many questions they need answered before going back to their office, retail location, restaurant, or other work site.

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Accidents in Houston

Top Causes of Car Accidents in Houston

Driving in Houston is unavoidable as we are one of the largest commuter cities in the country. Car crashes happen on a daily basis, however, leaving victims to deal with severe injuries, emotional distress, and property damage. Most of these car accidents are completely preventable if drivers had simply paid attention to the road and taken the time to drive safely.

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Electrocution Accidents

Tips for Preventing Electrocution Accidents

Electricity is all around us and is essential to modern day life at home and work. Many professionals work to keep the lights on for all of us, including electricians, power line workers, electronic technicians, and engineers. These workers know that working with electricity can be very dangerous and that many electrical hazards exist in their work environment.

OSHA has recognized electricity as a serious workplace hazard for decades. On average, electrocution accidents account for approximately 5%-8% of construction industry fatalities. All companies are required to take specific precautions to protect workers from electrocution accidents.

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Dangerous Habits

The Construction Industry’s Most Dangerous Habits

Construction worksites are inherently dangerous and require constant awareness. There are numerous safety hazards lurking around every corner. Construction site safety is crucial to keeping workers safe while handling dangerous equipment and working in unsafe conditions. If construction companies are practicing dangerous habits while on the jobsite, serious and even fatal workplace accidents will happen.

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Personal Protective Equipment

Why Personal Protective Equipment is Crucial to Worker Safety

All work environments expose workers to a variety of safety hazards throughout their workday. Harsh cleaning supplies, loud machinery, slippery surfaces, falling objects, pathogens, sharp items, and items requiring heavy lifting are just some of the hazards workers may experience on a daily basis. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers ensure…

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Emergency Kit

Emergency Items You Should Keep in Your Car

Most people know that in order to drive safely they need to perform routine vehicle maintenance. In addition, your car should also be equipped to handle any roadside emergencies that might occur – regardless of whether or not you carry auto insurance that includes roadside assistance. By keeping the following emergency kit items in your…

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Traffic signal for crosswalk showing right of way for pedestrians

Who Has the Right-of-Way at Texas Intersections?

In order for a person to practice safe driving, it is important to thoroughly understand the regulations and laws that govern the road. While this may sound like common sense, drivers regularly make simple errors that cause accidents that result in catastrophic injuries or even death. One of the most common errors Texas drivers make…

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Pedestrians crossing street

Summer Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers

As temperatures rise and the days become longer, citizens across the country flock outdoors for entertainment during the summer months. Given recent stay-at-home orders and a societal push to enforce social distancing, people are relying on outdoor activities for entertainment, exercise, and a breath of fresh air now more than ever. While pedestrians enjoy summertime…

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Cyclists

How Drivers and Cyclists Can Safely Share Texas Roads

The beginning of May marks the start of National Bike Safety Month; and, given the recent increase in pedestrian and cyclist car accident-related fatalities, awareness is more important than ever. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 857 cyclists were killed in fatal car accidents in 2018 – making it the deadliest year…

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