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April 2018 Archives

Daydreaming is more dangerous than texting and driving

While many South Carolina drivers are aware of the dangers of texting and driving, they may not be aware that inattention and boredom when driving can be just as dangerous. In fact, a study found that 61 percent of fatal distracted driving accidents were actually caused by inattention to the road and not by technology.

Stand-down to prevent construction falls slated for May

For the fifth year in a row, OSHA is hosting its National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Together with NIOSH and the Center for Construction Research and Training, OSHA encourages all employers in the construction industry to shut down operations at some point between May 7 and May 11 and address whatever factors put their workers at risk for falls. This is important since in South Carolina, as elsewhere in the U.S., falls are the leading cause of death in the industry.

Distracted driving a serious hazard

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated that in 2015, 3,477 people were killed in crashes involving distracted driving. The same year also saw 391,000 people injured in similar crashes. With the development of new technologies, distracted driving is becoming more prevalent across South Carolina and the rest of the U.S., which is why it's important to raise awareness of it and keep others from engaging in it.

Loud noises on the job can threaten workers' hearts

The risks of loud noises in the workplace for workers in South Carolina can extend far beyond hearing loss according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC's research found a high association between loud, noisy workplaces and the development of high blood pressure and high cholesterol among workers regularly exposed to the loud sounds. As both symptoms are a significant risk for heart disease, the leading killer of people across the country, these conditions indicate that noisy workplaces can pose a major health risk for workers in mining, construction and other industries where such noise is common.

CVSA announces 3-day truck safety inspection spree

Truck drivers in South Carolina can expect to spend some extra time with safety inspectors during the 2018 International Roadcheck organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. For three days in June, inspectors will pull aside thousands of commercial trucks and buses in the U.S. and Canada and evaluate vehicles and drivers for compliance.

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