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The Importance of Oil Field Gloves in Oil & Gas Worker Safety

The dangerous nature of some industrial jobs, like those in Texas’ oil and gas industry, have made it necessary to discover and implement a variety of personal protective equipment as a way to make workers safer.  All types of new and innovative technologies have combined to save workers’ lives and to keep bodies and limbs…

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Workplace Safety

U.S. Drunk Driving Fatality Rates by State [Interactive Map]

Which states have the highest drunk driving fatality rates in America? The interactive map below displays the rate of drunk driving fatalities per 100,000 licensed drivers for each state in the country, using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Darker colors indicate a higher rate, while lighter colors indicate a lower rate….

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Auto Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents

Chemical Explosion Rocks Houston

Early in the morning on January 24, a massive industrial explosion in northwest Houston left two people dead and a business in complete ruin. The explosion also knocked a number of nearby homes off their foundations and shot debris for nearly a half-mile. According to Houston Police, the explosion could be felt more than 30…

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Chemical Explosions, Plant Explosions

CES 2020 Features New Tech Safety Ideas for Vehicles

The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) was held earlier this month in Las Vegas. This year’s technological showcase featured a great many new advances related to the “connected car” category, with many of these new advances going well beyond simply connecting devices. Many were designed to make driving safer. Here are some of the…

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Automotive Defects, Vehicle Safety

Mercedes Benz Recalls 744,000 Cars for Sunroof Defect

German carmaker Daimler AG, who makes Mercedes-Benz vehicles, has issued a recall for more than 744,000 cars in the United States because their optional panoramic sunroofs seem to have a tendency to detach. According to the recall filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the problem specifically affects all trims of these vehicles:…

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Automotive Defects, Recall

The First Things to Do After a Workplace Accident

Though both federal and Texas workplace safety rules require employers to make all workplaces as safe as possible for their employees,  accidents still happen. And when they do happen, Report Your Accident Immediately It is imperative that you report your accident to a supervisor or a safety director at the workplace immediately, whether or not…

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Workplace Safety

Injuries From Toys With Tiny Magnets Show the Problem With Voluntary Safety Standards

Safety experts believe it is in part because the industry has been left to police itself, but the number of children who have suffered serious injuries from swallowing dangerous rare-earth magnets has been surging in the three-plus years since courts blocked the efforts of federal regulators to force changes to the industry, which left the…

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Consumer Product Defects, Product Liability