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Protecting Staff from Workplace Violence in Emergency Rooms

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We’ve previously discussed just how dangerous certain types of professions can be in terms of workplace injuries, especially in the healthcare sector. A previous study revealed that one in four nurses are assaulted on the job, while also suffering from a number of additional workplace violence, such as verbal attacks. However, unfortunately, according to… Read More »

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Preventable Grain Silo Accidents Claim Too Many Lives Each Year

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Both children and adults being buried and killed in grain silo accidents is more common than you might realize, including here in Texas. It is often difficult for first responders to get inside the silo to get the victims out quickly enough, and it can not only happen to children who are drawn onto… Read More »

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New Study Indicates That Children Are Most Frequently Bit by Dogs in The Eye Area

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According to a new study in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, children are twice as likely to be bitten by a dog in the eye area. However, the study also found that, when it comes to dogs that they are familiar with/in the home, they are more likely to be bitten on… Read More »

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New Report Shows That Six Oil Refineries in Houston, Texas Are Exposing Nearby Communities to Benzene and Cancer

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According to a new report just released in February, almost half of all oil refineries with the highest cancer-causing benzene emissions in the entire United States are all located in Houston. Take the Total Petrochemicals refinery in Port Arthur: Benzene levels just at its fence-line were measured at almost 150 percent above what the… Read More »

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The Most Common Office Injuries

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Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t just those who work in particular jobs such as construction that experience debilitating workplace injuries; it’s also those of us who work in offices every day. Spending eight or more hours a day–five days a week–in an office chair has its effects on your body and can lead… Read More »

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Tesla in Trouble Again: Injuries & Accidents Due to Sudden Unintended Acceleration

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In late January, Tesla was sued by eight different vehicle owners who experienced injuries and damages due to their Tesla Models 3. S, and X vehicles suddenly accelerating for no reason. The lawsuit comes after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a review into a petition calling for an investigation into 500,000 Tesla… Read More »

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Investigation Finds That Faulty Equipment & Inadequate Training Killed Servicemen in Avoidable Accidents, And The Problems Have Not Been Fixed

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As reported on by ProPublica, in early February, the House Armed Services Committee members questioned Marine and Navy leaders about the number of Marines and sailors that died in avoidable accidents and whether the faulty equipment and training problems that led to these deaths had been fixed such that troops would be ready if… Read More »

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