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What are the main causes of construction injuries?

Your job in construction is a dangerous one, as you well know. Whether you are improving our Pennsylvania highways or constructing houses or commercial buildings, you face hazards each day on the job. You might carefully observe every safety measure, but you will not always be able to prevent all accidents. Here, we discuss some of the most common ways you might get hurt in the construction industry.

Why fault for a crash is not always clear cut

Say that you are the passenger in a vehicle, and the driver reaches over to change radio stations, veering off the road slightly. Afterward, the driver looks up to see a pole immediately ahead and crashes into it. The fault seems fairly apparent: It is the driver's fault and no one else's. Right?

3 common causes of medication errors in nursing homes

Nursing home residents can get injuries from a variety of accidents, including falling down and developing bedsores from neglect. However, another common cause of injuries in nursing homes is medication errors. According to ProPublica, one-third of patients in long-term care facilities receive injuries from medication and treatment mistakes. This rate of medication error injuries is even higher than normal hospitals. 

Important information about falls in nursing homes

If your loved one is in a nursing home, you hope he or she is getting the best care possible. Not only should the staff be providing your parent with proper assistance and treatment, but the facility itself should be safe and free of hazards. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes elder care facilities can be dangerous. 

Have you been injured on a highway in western Pennsylvania?

The western Pennsylvania area is a busy corridor for several important interstate freeways. As such, drivers are at risk for serious injury due to accidents with other drivers, interstate truckers or even with hazardous conditions due to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, PennDOT. 

You might develop PTSD after a car accident

Many people in New Castle who have never been involved in car accidents assume the only injuries they should worry about are the ones they physically sustain. They may not realize crashes often cause considerable damage to the human psyche. Before you fall prey to the same assumption, take a few moments of your time to consider how a car accident can cause you to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Signs of drunk driving

No matter how safe of a driver you are, you cannot control other people's driving. You can only do your part in avoiding dangerous motorists on the road to reduce the risk of getting into an accident. One of these hazards is drunk drivers behind the wheel, who were responsible for 29 percent of traffic fatalities in 2015, reports the CDC.

The dangers of sharing the road with millennials

Millennial drivers receive a lot of flak related to texting, drinking, driving and otherwise making dangerous moves behind the wheel, but how much of the criticism they receive is actually warranted? According to USA Today, millennials are, in fact, engaging in many dangerous and distracted driving behaviors at far higher rates than those in other age groups, so you may be wise to be wary of sharing the road with them.

The high cost of workplace hearing loss

If you work in the construction or automotive industries, or in any other field where loud noises are commonplace, you should know that your profession places you at risk of suffering from what has now become America’s most common workplace injury: hearing loss.

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