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Personal Injury

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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Aerial view of traffic on highway

Lockdowns Decrease Traffic Accidents, But New Dangers Exist

Communities around the world are experiencing dramatic changes to daily life due to widespread stay-at-home orders. While some changes have been positive, such as massive decreases in air pollution and a resurgence of wildlife, not all impacts have been for the best. While cities across the world are seeing sharp decreases in roadway congestion and…

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Maritime Industry

Common Causes of Maritime Accidents 

Maritime occupations are considered some of the most dangerous jobs across all industries. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) defines maritime industry occupations as any work done supporting the construction, repair, or scrapping of vessels, as well as the movement of cargo and other materials. The nature of the work required is physically grueling,…

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An accident of a man worker at the construction site.

Injured at Work? Here’s What You Should Do Next

Regardless of where you work and what your job is, it’s usually possible to be injured at work. Workplace accidents do happen, and they are more common than most people realize. It’s crucial that workers and their loved ones are educated on their rights as well as what to do if injured in a workplace…

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