Author: Jeff Whitt

Spike in Job-Related Falls

Spike in Job-Related Falls

The safety measures that protect workers against job-related falls are not always taken, resulting in the highest death toll from falls in recent history, according to recent news reports. In 2017, almost 900 workers fell to their deaths, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Falls reportedly accounted for 17 percent of all job-related […]

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Does Texting While Diving Really Cause Crashes?

Does Texting While Diving Really Cause Crashes?

A just-released study confirmed what was already suspected—that texting bans are effective in reducing car crashes. States with a texting-while-driving ban realized a 4 percent annual reduction in ER visits for car accidents caused by distracted driving, revealed the study. Published in AJPH, a periodical of the American Public Health Association, the study was conducted […]

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Do Recent Air Disasters Signal a Crisis?

Do Recent Air Disasters Signal a Crisis?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is under scrutiny for possible gaps in safety oversight following two recent air disasters involving the Boeing 737 MAX, according to a recent report. The aviation accidents follow a decade where the FAA was considered to have “the best aviation safety record in the world.” There were 346 people who […]

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