Workers get injured year in and year out, in part because they buy into workplace safety myths that make their lives more dangerous. You want to make sure that you always have accurate information and that you never let these myths push you into mistakes or a false sense of security.
Even if you don't have one at your company, you have certainly seen signs proclaiming that a business has been accident-free for a certain number of days. This is done to show that they are dedicated to safety, and they make it a priority. Accident rates are different for different industries, but it might be a very big deal for some to get to 365 days without an accident, injury or fatality.
The driver behind you wants to pass. You know because they're aggressively tailgating you, seemingly driving right on your rear bumper. You're scared that they're going to cause an accident. What do you do?
The reason for many car accidents is simply negligence. Someone is not careful enough and makes a mistake. Maybe they don't hit the brakes quite hard enough when coming up on the back of a traffic jam, and they rear-end another car. They didn't mean to do it, but they just misjudged the distance.
A driver clearly causes an accident; maybe they run a red light or a stop sign. They hit your car. When you get out, though, they're already yelling at you, asking what you think you were doing and blaming you for the crash.
Did you know that your odds of getting into a fatal car accident may simply come down to what time of day you get behind the wheel? Studies have found that your risks at night are three times higher than your risks during the day. That information comes from the National Safety Council.
A Colorado man is dead after getting involved in an accident on his motorcycle, and reports allege that the woman who hit him was under the influence at the time.
Going out for ice cream with your grandchildren during the early summer months is something that should be safe, relaxing and fun. Unfortunately, some families in Colorado just found out how dangerous it can be, as they were hit by a car while sitting in front of a local Dairy Queen.
The internet used to be, if not a novelty, at least something that you only used for a set amount of time. You needed a home computer and a hard-wired dial-up connection. It tied up the phone line, so you couldn't stay on for long for fear that you were missing important calls.
Intersections are notoriously one of the most dangerous places on the road. A recent crash in Colorado made that very clear, as a young woman lost her life.