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March 2020 Archives

Your senses can protect you on a dangerous construction site

Construction workers in Ohio may not realize that their senses might provide more protection than their personal protective equipment. Four of our five senses -- hearing, sight, touch and smell -- can serve as warnings of imminent danger. Sight is likely the most critical sense when it comes to observing potential hazards. However, construction accidents can occur if workers are so focused on the respective tasks that they fail to see signs of danger. Alertness and awareness of the surroundings are crucial on a dangerous construction site.

Why is a medical examination crucial after a car crash?

Many auto accident victims in Ohio and elsewhere choose to forgo a medical evaluation because they have no apparent injuries. However, some injuries like whiplash often remain hidden for several days or even weeks. Declining a trip to the doctor could harm.3 the outcome of a personal injury lawsuit that is filed after a car crash.

Spring forward to DST contributes to fatal car crashes

Ohio residents will no doubt feel drowsy after the spring forward to daylight saving time, but what they should beware of is driving in this condition. A new study published in Current Biology found an increase in fatal car crashes within the first week of DST. This increase is 6%, or about 28 additional crashes a year that end in death in the U.S.

Drunk driving crashes: risk factors

Ohio residents who drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater are guilty of drunk driving. In spite of the heavy punishment that comes with an OVI conviction, though, drivers continue to do it and put themselves and others at risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that in 2018, one person was killed in a drunk driving crash every 50 minutes.

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