Fall-related weather and traffic conditions may increase crash risks

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
There are numerous weather-related factors that may cause accidents this fall. Seasonal traffic conditions can also contribute to crashes.Now that summer is over and fall is here, there will be numerous changes to the weather and road and traffic conditions that potentially pose a risk to drivers. For many people, autumn is one of...
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NFL Workers’ Comp Agreement Benefits Players

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Now that the NFL lockout is over, football fans across the nation are excited for the upcoming season. One of the last issues to be resolved was the ability for players to file workers' compensation claims in states where their team is not based. This was a particularly thorny issue that owners did not...
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Why is cognitive distraction so dangerous to drivers in Georgia?

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Cognitive distraction can endanger drivers by forcing the brain to multitask, impairing driving performance and creating high levels of distraction.
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Study finds random inspections reduce the number of workplace injuries

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
Do random workplace inspections result in fewer injuries or are they just a burden on business? This question has largely gone unanswered. Over the years, some evidence has suggested that oversight by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration reduces on-the-job disabling injuries. Yet researchers have struggled to track the effectiveness of inspections when most...
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Federal regulations may not address biggest truck crash risk factors

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
FMCSA driver regulations may not be effective in preventing many truck accidents because they do not address common risk factors for truck accidents.The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the federal agency responsible for drafting and enforcing safety regulations governing commercial vehicles. As part of its mission, the FMCSA drafted Hours of Service regulations...
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