Worried About Self Driving Cars? So Is the FBI

Worried About Self Driving Cars? So Is the FBI

Ample research demonstrates that self-driving cars can safely navigate America’s roads while preventing accidents caused by distraction or recklessness. They’re certainly not without fault, however. Many people are reluctant to cede control to an autonomous vehicle, no matter how promising the research. As it turns out, these fears may not be entirely misplaced. The FBI has, on numerous occasions, warned of the possible hazards of self-driving cars, including their...
Forget the Hard Hats — Construction Helmets Might be Safer

Forget the Hard Hats — Construction Helmets Might be Safer

Workplace safety is a critical component to any job. Some workplaces, such as construction sites, are inherently more dangerous than others, and as the times change, so does safety technology. However, the familiar hard hat has largely remained unchanged for 40 years. It’s essentially just a rigid shell with a brim and a suspended, adjustable headband attached on the inside. Seems as though an object meant to protect vital...
Speeding Causes 10,000 Deaths Every Year in U.S.

Speeding Causes 10,000 Deaths Every Year in U.S.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently completed a safety study on reducing speeding-related crashes. Among the study’s disturbing findings was the fact that in the 10-year period from 2005 to 2014, speeding was linked to 112,580 highway fatalities, while drunk driving accounted for 112,948 deaths. In other words, speeding is as dangerous as driving drunk. The NTSB recommends fighting these disturbing trends with automated law enforcement for speeding...
TBI In the Workplace – Still a Major Concern

TBI In the Workplace – Still a Major Concern

What’s the most effective way to prevent a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Don’t hurt your head, obviously, but accidents happen — and so does negligence. Steel battle helmets worn by soldiers in World War I led to the use of hard hats in certain industries, but workers can’t simply wear hard hats all the time. Alarmingly, as much as 30 percent of injury deaths involve a TBI. Here in...
Remote Work Requires Shift in How We Think About Workplace Safety

Remote Work Requires Shift in How We Think About Workplace Safety

According to IDC Research, 72 percent of the U.S. workforce (over 100 million) will be mobile workers by 2020. As American workers become increasingly portable, companies are turning more attention to the issue of mobile, remote, and traveling worker safety. They’re discovering their security and safety challenges are less abstract and more real as fewer employees are permanent office workers and spend more productive time in the field for...