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    • How to Stay Safe During Your Summer Road Trip

      How to Stay Safe During Your Summer Road Trip

      Summer vacation time is here, and for many Americans, that means hitting the road.  They spend a great amount of time planning their trip, reserving hotel rooms, and packing, but many neglect one very important consideration: their vehicles. According to […]

    • Should Teens Be Allowed to Drive Big Rigs Across State Lines?

      Should Teens Be Allowed to Drive Big Rigs Across State Lines?

      A bill currently under review in the U.S. House of Representatives would allow truck drivers under age 21 to transport goods across state lines. Proponents say the measure would solve the industry’s driver shortage, but skeptics say it is irresponsible, […]

    • Easily Avoidable: the Four Most Common Workplace Injuries

      Easily Avoidable: the Four Most Common Workplace Injuries

      According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported in the U.S. in 2016, and one-third of those were serious and required time away from work. Here are some tips on […]

    • Construction Job Site Injuries Down From a Decade Ago, Work Still Needs to be Done

      Construction Job Site Injuries Down From a Decade Ago, Work Still Needs to be Done

      On April 5th in St. Petersburg, Florida, a construction crane on site at the new St. Petersburg Police station toppled over for no apparent reason—narrowly missing several construction workers who might have been crushed otherwise. The harrowing few moments were […]

    • Highway Safety Plan Adopted to Reduce Increasing Road Fatalities in Texas

      Highway Safety Plan Adopted to Reduce Increasing Road Fatalities in Texas

      The number of highway fatalities in Texas continues to increase, prompting the Harlingen-San Benito Metropolitan Planning Organization to adopt the Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan last month. The plan aims to reduce the death and injury toll on Texas roads, […]

    • Can Autonomous Cars Prevent Workplace Accidents?

      Can Autonomous Cars Prevent Workplace Accidents?

      In 2017, Texas State Governor Greg Abbot signed a bill into law that explicitly allowed driverless vehicle in the State of Texas (many companies have already been testing such vehicles in Austin, Arlington and Houston). And driverless trucks have been […]

    • Texas Initiates Program to Protect First Responders

      Texas Initiates Program to Protect First Responders

      In an effort to prevent collisions involving emergency vehicles, the Texas Department of Public Safety has initiated the “move over” campaign. Emergency vehicles include all law enforcement, first responders, and tow trucks. Texas Transportation Code 545.157, known as the “move […]

    • New Report: Low Trucker Wages Lead to Long Hours and Increased Safety Risks

      New Report: Low Trucker Wages Lead to Long Hours and Increased Safety Risks

      The wages truckers earn are too low, forcing them to work extended hours that sometimes exceed legal limits, according to a new report recently presented at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board. While some may believe that truckers […]

    • 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

      10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

      While most view the New Year as a time to make resolutions for the upcoming year, the Burea of Labor Statistics (BLS) take this time to release data on fatal occupational injuries. Basically a listing of America’s most dangerous jobs, […]

    • Is Youth League Football a Form of Child Abuse?

      Is Youth League Football a Form of Child Abuse?

      For many, the thought that football—an American tradition—could somehow be harming our nation’s youth is ridiculous conjecture. But I would argue that some of the most ardent supporters are unaware of the facts; in a recent issue of Living Safer […]