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October 2016 Archives

FMCSA recommends sleep apnea test for long haul drivers

Board members of the Medical Review Board of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), are recommending that men and women truck drivers who meet certain criteria be tested for sleep apnea. The test hopes to identify and help treat truck drivers who could suffer from this sleep condition. The board believes that this can help reduce the number of accidents caused by drivers falling asleep at the wheel.

The dangers of poor communication by medical professionals

If you or a loved one has been hospitalized recently, you may have felt overwhelmed by the seemingly dizzying number of medical personnel in and out of the room administering medications and doing all types of poking and prodding. You may have wondered how they all stay on the same page regarding your care.

Traffic deaths on the rise in 2016, but why?

The number of traffic deaths in the United States increased a whopping 10.4 percent in the first six months of 2016 in comparison to the first six months of 2015. Experts believe that the number of traffic deaths will continue to rise steadily if nothing is done.

Falling leaves might pose a slip hazard

Now that the summer is over, leaves are going to start falling for fall. That means that it is time for property owners to evaluate the safety of the premises to determine if the area is hazardous to people who are walking. Falling leaves can be slippery and slick, especially when they are wet. These leaves pose a slip-and-fall threat to some people.

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