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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Workplace Safety Could Reach New Levels with AI Technology from Microsoft

Microsoft recently introduced a new workplace safety demo that uses technology and artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance workplace safety. The safety solution uses existing closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, along with AI, to create a tool that can be used in […]

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The Most Important Tool Construction Workers Need to Stay Safe on the Job

When it comes to construction site safety, there’s one tool above all others that can prevent injury and potentially save lives. It’s not a hardhat, a reflective vest or a pair of steel toe work boots (although the benefit of […]

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Three Basic Steps that Can Help Avoid Workplace Injuries

In most cases, both employee and employer want to avoid on the job injuries at all costs; yet, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 4,836 workers died in fatal workplace injuries in 2015, more than 13 each day […]

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Nonfatal Injuries and Illnesses Continue to Decline in the Workplace

According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, private employers reported 48,000 fewer nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2015 as compared to 2014. The rate reflects a pattern of annual decline present for the last 13 years, except […]

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I’ve Been Injured in a Construction Accident: Now What?

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one out of 10 construction workers are injured at work sites each year, most often from falls, which are the leading cause of deaths in the construction industry. If you’re […]

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If I’m Injured at Work, Can I Sue My Employer in Texas?

As a general rule, employers have a legal duty to keep the workplace safe and free from the threat of injury. This duty includes an obligation to provide the proper equipment to get the job done safely. The Occupational Safety […]

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Worker Killed in Industrial Workplace Incident at Texas Instruments in Dallas

A worker at a Texas Instruments plant in Dallas, Texas was killed Monday in a major incident. Apparently, there was an explosion at a water purifier which resulted in the worker being impaled by the…