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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Georgia Hospitals Use Systems Engineering to Reduce Errors

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
For three decades, safety measures have been so thoroughly integrated into commercial aviation that now the odds of dying in a plane crash are one in 20 million. But Medicare patients still face a one in seven chance of injury during a hospital stay, according to a Los Angeles Times article. However, changes across...
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Slip and Fall Risks: Holiday Shopping and Black Friday Sales

Posted on January 1, 2019 in
The holiday shopping season is almost in full swing. Many retailers across the nation and in Georgia will open at midnight this Thanksgiving, pushing black Friday sales even earlier. Crowds of people often descend on retailers to take advantage of the early door buster sales. During this busy time shoppers should be aware of...
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