How Distraction Continues to Plague Work Zones in Georgia

How Distraction Continues to Plague Work Zones in Georgia

Georgia’s population continues to grow, and with that comes more traffic and construction. Building and maintaining roads in Georgia can be a very hazardous business, especially with so many people texting and driving. Statistics show that more than 3,300 people and 650 workers were killed in work zones across the country in the past five years. Also, more than 35,000 people each year are injured on job sites in...
Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving Weekend

Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving is almost upon us! The Thanksgiving meal is typically the largest one for many cooks every year. Getting the meal just right, particularly the bird, brings a good deal of pressure, whether or not you are experienced with cooking one. Below are some tips that can help to make your Thanksgiving meal both delicious and safe. Steps Before You Cook Your Turkey Check the labels carefully. The temperature...
7 out of 10 Workers Are Tired – Here’s Why That’s Dangerous

7 out of 10 Workers Are Tired – Here’s Why That’s Dangerous

A recent National Safety Council report found that 70% of employees – many of whom work in safety-critical jobs – are tired at work.  This enhances the risk of injuries and incidents on the job.  The report – Fatigue in Safety-Critical Industries: Impact, Risks, and Recommendations – provides a summary of the results of two national surveys that were done of employers and employees. The report shows findings from...
Why You Should Care About Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Why You Should Care About Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Drowsy Driving Week runs from Nov. 4-11 this year and is a good reminder as the holidays approach of the vital importance of staying alert behind the wheel. The American Sleep Foundation reports that 50% of American adult drivers admit that they regularly drive when they feel tired. Approximately 20% admit to nodding off while driving in the last year. At least 40% said this happened to them at...
Georgia Drivers Still Aren’t Getting the Message on Hands-Free Driving

Georgia Drivers Still Aren’t Getting the Message on Hands-Free Driving

Drivers in the Peach State seem to be having trouble following Georgia’s new Hands-Free law, according to a recent survey conducted by AAA. Even with the new law that imposes penalties for driving while using a cell phone, it seems that far too many Georgians are addicted to texting and driving. The survey determined that 98% of drivers in the state know about the new law that bans using...
October 21 Kicks off Teen Driver Safety Week

October 21 Kicks off Teen Driver Safety Week

Millions of parents worry every day about how safe their teenager is when they get behind the wheel. Statistics show that young drivers are in the most accidents. The CDC reports that 2,533 teenagers were killed in car accidents in 2015, and 235,800 were treated in ERs for car accident injuries. Also, one in three teens in the U.S. say they text while driving. What are some ways that...
Find out Where Drivers in Macon (And Other Georgia Cities) Rank in New Report

Find out Where Drivers in Macon (And Other Georgia Cities) Rank in New Report

How safe are drivers in Georgia? Allstate recently compiled America’s Best Drivers Report for 2018. In the report, Allstate rates drivers in major cities across America for how safe they drive. The Mann Law Firm is particularly focused on the Macon, Georgia, area, so we were curious to learn how our community ranked. According to the report, Macon is the 70th safest driving city in America in 2018 out...
Deadly Tractor-Trailer Crashes Are on the Rise in the U.S.

Deadly Tractor-Trailer Crashes Are on the Rise in the U.S.

Crashes involving large trucks are almost always more serious than those involving only cars, pickups or SUVs. Because of the size of these trucks, they can do more significant damage, especially when they collide with a smaller vehicle. Unfortunately, the incidence of large truck crashes has been increasing in recent years. Just in 2016, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that deaths from large truck crashes totaled more than 4,300,...
The Link Between Dangerous Jobs and Opioids

The Link Between Dangerous Jobs and Opioids

A recent Massachusetts labor report revealed an alarming truth: Construction workers are six times more likely than other workers to die from overdose of an opioid prescribed after an on-the-job injury. This finding shows that companies in dangerous injuries such as construction need to do more to ensure worker safety, safety advocates warn. The report was released this month by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and it established...
Study Suggests Unsafe Practices Endanger Healthcare Workers and Employees

Study Suggests Unsafe Practices Endanger Healthcare Workers and Employees

Many healthcare workers could be contaminating themselves and the places in which they work by failing to use personal protective equipment (PPE) and to follow protocol to prevent infections, according to a study last month from the University of Utah and University of Michigan. Researchers performed 325 observations of healthcare workers over a year and watched employee behavior inside and outside the rooms of patients. Observations showed there were...