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January 2020 Archives

Red-light cameras in decline despite clear benefits

Drivers in Oregon should understand just how dangerous running a red light can be. This practice is behind hundreds of fatal crashes every year. More than 800 people died from red-light running collisions in 2016, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In a AAA Foundation survey, 92.9% of respondents agreed that red-light running is unacceptable behavior, yet 42.7% admitted to doing it at least once in the 30 days prior to the survey.

New wearable tech may improve ergonomics among warehouse workers

In an attempt to improve work safety conditions, many warehouse owners in Oregon and across the U.S. may do nothing more than assert the existing standards without regard to individual employees. It can be difficult to apply a standard when 35% of all workplace injuries are because of poor ergonomic practices.

What support do you need to get back to work?

A work accident can bring significant changes to a person's life. From your ability to simply show up and do your job to the medical bills you'll have to pay for, your work-related injuries will affect many things. Thankfully, through a workers' compensation claim, you'll have the ability to address your financial concerns during your recovery.

AAA Foundation: Drivers get distracted by car safety features

If asked what sort of distractions are common behind the wheel, most drivers in Oregon would likely answer with smartphone use, talking with passengers and eating/drinking. However, a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that the use of vehicle safety features can make drivers just as inattentive as any of the above. In fact, it can significantly raise the risk for a car crash.

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