Five Industries At Highest Risk Of Slip And Fall Accidents

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people working construction, health services, transportation and material moving, cleaning and maintenance, or in extraction occupations are at highest risk of slip-and-fall injuries. The CDC calls slip-and fall-injuries a significant workplace hazard that results in an average of 798 worker deaths each year. Slip-and-fall injuries occur in all professions and account for approximately $70 billion annually in workers’ comp payouts and medical costs. Some industries like construction, maintenance, and mining have a significantly higher number of slip-and-fall fatalities due to the nature of the work. Fall-related deaths Falls are a leading cause of death for construction workers. According to the CDC, those working in electrical trades, plumbing, and as HVAC technicians have a high risk of death due to falls because they frequently work from ladders. The highway and streets trade has the highest proportion of deaths due to improper work surfaces. Some falls in that industry are due to individuals working from atop moving vehicles. All employers must provide thorough safety training on the proper use of all equipment and take steps to ensure employees have a reasonably safe work environment. A workers compensation attorney can advise individuals who have

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Three Things To Know About Slip And Fall Injuries That Occur On A Client’s Premises [infographic]

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Workers injured in slip and fall accidents while working at properties away from their employer’s business location may still be compensated. Construction workers and those who provide in-home care spend most of their work hours at the property of their employer’s clients. This means any work-related slip and fall injury they incur is most likely going to take place on a client’s premises rather than their employer’s.

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Study Finds Most Drivers Use Phones Behind the Wheel

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  A recent study found that 88 percent of people use their phones while operating motor vehicles. Distracted driving is one of the biggest concerns that safety advocates and government regulators have been grappling with since cell phones hit the market and were enhanced with texting and eventually iPhone-like smartphones. According to most experts, using a phone while driving is among the most dangerous activities a person can do while operating a motor vehicle The Study: Findings and Warnings Zendrive, an analytics company, found in its study that everyone uses their phone while driving. The trend isn’t limited to age, sex, ethnicity, education, or geographic location – everyone uses their phones while driving. Zendrive relied on sensor data from over three million drivers and about 5.6 billion driven miles for a total of 570 million trips to crunch these findings. The Zendrive study is the largest distracted driving study ever undertaken. Zendrive found that 88 percent of people use their phones while driving. The average driver uses his or her phone for about 3.5 minutes per hour while driving. It’s easy to assume that three-and-a-half minutes isn’t a lot of time to be distracted per hour however it only takes

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