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Bitten by a dog? Here's 3 steps to take immediately

Anyone can get hurt, even if they're only sitting around outside. The truth is that there are many hazards in the world, one of which is found in many homes around America. That particular hazard is man's best friend, the dog. While the majority of pet dogs are friendly and loving, that doesn't mean that they all are. That's a problem, especially if one gets loose.

When criminal negligence leads to death and injury on the job

New York hardhats risk their lives every day on the job. You might be climbing to the top of a skyscraper to install a window on a precarious ledge. You might be working in a construction zone where a falling tool or piece of machinery could strike you without a moment's notice. The list of potential dangers at the average construction site is literally endless.

Why construction teams take unnecessary risks: The truth

You joined the construction field because you love to solve problems. Sadly, there is a problem that isn’t very easy to solve. That problem is the issue of unrealistic deadlines, poor safety precautions and overall danger in the workplace. While it seems easy to make the workplace safer, there are reasons why some employers fail to do so. This puts you and others in harm’s way.

Youth in the workforce: Understanding your rights after an injury

There is a first time for everything, and for some people, today, tomorrow or even next week is the first day they'll spend on the job. Young workers may be fresh out of high school or still in school. Some are straight out of vocational programs or college classes. It's important for these new workers to understand the dangers of their jobs and to take steps to avoid injuries.

Left-hand turn motorcycle crashes: A common killer

When compared to motorcycles, vehicles are larger, slower moving, and their occupants are better protected. Perhaps if everyone on the road were a motorcyclist, there would be fewer accidents because bikers tend to be some of the safest drivers on the road. That's because their lives depend on it.

Accidents with commercial trucks can cause severe injuries

Getting behind the wheel of a car or even riding as a passenger poses some risk. Accidents can and do happen. Sometimes, however, the other vehicle in the crash is a much larger, commercial vehicle. In these situations, the risk of serious injury, catastrophic property damage and even death are much higher. Commercial trucks are larger and heavier than passenger vehicles. That means that truck drivers who make mistakes behind the wheel are much more likely to injure or kill someone else than to suffer an injury themselves.