Ringing Bell, Ringing Cell: The Driving Danger From Pavlovian Conditioning

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
A bell rings, and a dog salivates. In eager expectation of a meal, its ears perk up, its eyes roam.In a well-known experiment Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov rang a bell before his dogs were about to be served a meal for several days. Later, when the bell was rung, the dogs began to involuntarily...
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Court: Workers’ comp penalty payments may still be due 10 years later

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Suffering a work-related injury can be a frightening experience for anyone. Not only must the injured employee have to deal with the day-to-day rigors of rehabilitating from his or her injury, but in many instances, financial concerns stemming from the loss of a paycheck can be even more worrisome. Thankfully, for workers in Georgia,...
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Georgia Companies Must Keep Workers Safe From Energy Hazards

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
A recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation found that a Georgia firm violated several safety and health regulations that protect workers from dangerous, unexpected surges of energy from machinery.OSHA cited a Georgia industrial firm Thomson Plastics for 11 violations of the administration's health and safety regulations and levied a large fine. This recent...
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Safety First: Injury Risks Loom on Black Friday

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
 On behalf of Ron HilleyCommon acts of negligence can lead to serious injuries for Black Friday shoppers.With Black Friday just around the corner, families and friends throughout the Atlanta area are getting busy scouting out the best deals and planning which stores to visit first. For most, Black Friday is a fun way to...
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Dangers of Drowsy Driving in Georgia

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
A National Sleep Foundation poll recently reported that 28 percent of American drivers have admitted to falling asleep at the wheel. Fifty-four percent admit to driving while drowsy. Since fewer than half of Americans claim to consistently get a full night's sleep, these numbers are not surprising.With the high-travel holiday season upon us, however,...
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