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June 2018 Archives

CVSA to hold brake inspection event

Drivers of commercial trucks in North Carolina and the rest of the country should be aware of the Brake Safety Week to be held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. During the week-long event, which begins on September 16, truck inspectors will be increasing their enforcement efforts.

Construction workers, falls and TBIs

If you work construction in North Carolina, you likely do much of your work high off the ground such as while on roofs, scaffolding or tall ladders. Even though you use the safety equipment your employer provides and take the best precautions you can, you nevertheless stand a good chance of falling and injuring yourself, perhaps catastrophically so.

New safety devices could help electrical workers

Electrical workers in North Carolina can face serious and unique safety threats while on the job. While electrical workers are vulnerable to all of the accident and injury risks of other installation workers, especially when dealing with buildings under construction or outdoor installation, securing an electrically safe workplace is a particular concern.

New technology helps parents prevent distracted driving

Distracted driving accidents are often related to the use of technology. Reading or sending text messages, responding to social media posts and participating in social gaming cause drivers to take their eyes off the road. Ironically, technology may also be the way to stop the distractions and avoid preventable accidents on North Carolina roads.

Trucking accidents can cause severe injuries

North Carolina drivers may be worried about the injuries that can accompany truck accidents. Collisions with these massive vehicles can cause serious problems for vehicle drivers and passengers. Indeed, up to 97 percent of those killed in crashes involving large trucks and passenger vehicles are the people inside the smaller vehicles. Even when everyone survives a crash, severe injuries could result.