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May 2016 Archives

St. Charles boy dies in school parking lot

Because we are so familiar with cars and trucks, we often discount the threat they pose. If someone described to you an object that weighed 3,000 to 6,000 pounds and that can move at speeds upwards of 120 miles per hour, you would probably think it was a very dangerous object. Unless it was the car or SUV that sits in your driveway.

The distracted driving scourge will be around for quite some time

Distracted driving will always be a problem in our state in our country -- at least until self-driving cars become a mass-produced product that the vast majority of people can afford and utilize. Until then, there will be people zipping along the highway with a cellphone in their lap. There will be truck drivers that send a text during their shift. And there will be bikers and pedestrians consumed by the glow of their cellphone screen.

What effect is global warming having on workers?

Climate change may impact certain types of workers in different ways. If you are a rescue worker or someone whose job frequently exposes them to the outdoors, you may be negatively impacted by global warming. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, climate change poses a very real threat in terms of new hazards developing and exacerbating existing health and safety problems.

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