Let’s Talk About Drunk Driving for Alcohol Awareness Month

Let’s Talk About Drunk Driving for Alcohol Awareness Month

Excessive drinking is a major problem in the United States. Drinking too much leads to personal injuries, car accidents, violence, drowning, liver disease and even some forms of cancer. But the good news is that all of us can take simple steps to avoid the misuse and abuse of alcohol. During Alcohol Awareness Month in April, all of us can help society by spreading the word about how to...
Three Things Cause 10,000 Road Deaths Every Year

Three Things Cause 10,000 Road Deaths Every Year

Bloomberg News reported this month that federal safety officials are targeting the three worst driver habits in the country that are killing at least 10,000 Americans annually: speeding, drunk driving and distracted driving from electronic devices. According to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, its list of ‘Most Wanted’ safety improvements on American roads includes a strong focus on three of the 10 behaviors by drivers that are leading...
Clearing Up Georgia’s Confusing School Bus Passing Law

Clearing Up Georgia’s Confusing School Bus Passing Law

There is a bill before Georgia’s General Assembly that would clarify the school bus passing laws in the state. Senate Bill 25 was proposed after a law went into effect last year that caused a great deal of confusion. That law stated that drivers were allowed to pass a school bus, depending upon whether they were driving on a four-lane highway that was separated by a lane for turning....
Why Reporting Injuries Creates a Safer Work Environment

Why Reporting Injuries Creates a Safer Work Environment

It was reported on November 30 that OSHA’s attempts to mandate employers to report on work fatalities and certain serious injuries lack the guidance needed on how to pinpoint and prevent underreporting. This was according to the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General in a semiannual report to Congress. The November 2018 report included many of the same recommendations that were included in another report by the OIG...
The Top 10 OSHA Violations Reveals Dangers for Workers

The Top 10 OSHA Violations Reveals Dangers for Workers

In Georgia, some employers will tell workers to do jobs that they do not typically do. For example, a roofer may be told by their employer to clean a gutter or perform pressure washing. These jobs require eye and face safety equipment, but because the work is not typical for the employee, safety precautions may not have been taken and a workplace injury happens. This sort of situation is...
Across Georgia and U.S., Pedestrian Safety is a Major Concern

Across Georgia and U.S., Pedestrian Safety is a Major Concern

If you’ve seen any headlines about pedestrian safety over the past couple of years, then you’re probably concerned. Pedestrian deaths have increased dramatically, and experts have been looking for explanations. In 2017, NPR warned us, “Distraction, On Street And Sidewalk, Helps Cause Record Pedestrian Deaths.” They talked about an 11 percent increase in pedestrian deaths on U.S. roads. It was the biggest single-year jump in two decades. That’s unsettling,...