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September 2019 Archives

Miners, oil and gas extraction workers at risk for hearing loss

Florida residents who work in the gas and oil extraction and mining industries are at risk for hearing loss, according to the American Journal of Industrial Medicine's new study. In fact, around 61% of all workers in those industries have experienced dangerous levels of on-the-job noise.

Medication errors threaten patient health

When Florida residents go to the hospital or visit a doctor, they expect to receive care that can improve their condition. However, medication errors can pose a serious threat to any patient's health. Taking prescribed medication is the most common form of treatment for an array of conditions. In addition, multiple people, including doctors, pharmacists and nurses, may be involved in the process. This means that medication errors are also one of the more common types of medical mistakes. However, the consequences can be severe in some cases or even fatal.

Safety technologies could reduce car accident risk

Many drivers in Florida have noticed an increasing amount of automated safety features offered on cars when they go to buy a new vehicle. Some might wonder how much value they have. While fully self-driving cars are still some time into the future, automated features aim to help drivers and make the roads safer. According to one study released by GM, these advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) live up to their promise of reducing traffic accidents. The report says that some types of backing-out crashes were reduced by 81% due to certain ADAS technologies.

Do you pay attention to warehouse hazards while on the job?

Every worker has duties expected of them. Because each type of job is different, the potential hazards that you and other workers could face daily also differ. As someone who works in a Florida warehouse, you face risks on a daily basis that could result in serious injuries in the event of an on-the-job accident.

Floor markings in the workplace and their advantages

Employers in Florida may not have all the mandatory floor markings in their facility. Every job site comes with unique safety hazards, and floor markings can help in identifying these. Workers can then more easily see where the loading dock is or where there are ramps and beams.

The consequences of drunk driving

Drunk driving crashes kill more than 10,000 people every year in Florida and across the U.S. Alcohol is known to negatively affect the central nervous system, and even a small amount of it can cause drivers to have divided attention or impaired judgment-making abilities. If they drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater, they are legally drunk and are breaking the law.

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