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November 2015 Archives

Parents say too many car accidents caused by speeding drivers

After the tragic death of their son and father of their grandchild, two Colorado parents are urging drivers in their area to stop speeding. Too many lives are lost in car accidents that result from high-speed driving. This couple's 26-year-old son was killed in an accident in which speed is suspected to have played a part.

Less driving could lower the car accident fatality rate

For the average person in Colorado, driving a car is the most dangerous part of their day. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 1.09 car accident deaths for every 100 million miles driven in 2013. The fatality rate for car travel is 300 times higher than the fatality rate for commercial air travel.

Drivers struggling to stay awake major safety problem

During National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, an administrator at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration highlighted the problem of drivers falling asleep. Agency estimates place the number of deaths in accidents caused by sleepy drivers at between 5,000 and 7,000 every year nationwide, and people in Colorado are not immune to the high rate of fatigue and sleepiness plaguing U.S. drivers.

What happens when you return to work after workers' comp?

Let's say that you get injured while at work, or you suffer some medical setbacks that are a direct result of your job. You will very likely receive workers' compensation benefits as a result of either of these unfortunate incidents. Obviously, this is a needed benefit for people who are unable to work.

New OSHA program may offer protection to health care workers

Colorado residents who work in health care facilities may be interested to learn that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is tightening its regulations that protect workers in this industry. Furthermore, the agency's definition of health care facilities for this purpose is a broad one and includes assisted living facilities, substance abuse centers and continuing care retirement centers.

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