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May 2018 Archives

Parents: start summer vacation with safety precautions

The summer sun is high in the sky. The mornings are warm and the last days of school are in session. Your kids are antsy, ready for their vacation to begin. You’ve booked activities to keep them occupied, and created a list of chores for them to complete. This will help fill their days, but you also know that they will spend plenty of time outside.

Startup's wearable tech is ideal for safety-minded employers

No matter what industry employers in Kentucky work in, they probably see their fair share of safety hazards in the workplace. While some are foreseeable, others are not. In this country alone, workplace accidents continue to cost hundreds of billions of dollars each year in workers compensation claims. Across the world, these accidents take the lives of over 1,000 workers every day and injure more than 500 every minute.

Falls are an all-too-common factor in construction claims

Construction site owners in Kentucky might be wondering what the most common safety hazards are in their industry, and the answer comes down to falls. Nationwide Insurance analyzed more than 10,000 construction-related workers' comp claims that it processed in the past five years, and the company found that 30 percent of them are due to falls from elevated surfaces.

What people should do when they become disabled

Kentucky workers who have suffered a disabling injury or illness that prevents them from returning to their jobs might be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. There are several things that people can do to improve their chances of approval.

Beyond the aesthetics: what to look for in a new car

You’ve decided that it’s time to retire your car to the shed and upgrade to a newer model. You may even know the exact car that you want to buy and are ready to make the commitment. You’re enticed by the car’s aesthetics, luxury features and maybe even the bargain price tag that comes with it. But, while the salesman may boast about the good deal you’re getting, the safety of the vehicle should be at the forefront of your mind. Researching ahead of time may be your best bet at finding the safest and sophisticated car for you.

Older and Latino workers at higher risk of job fatality

Kentucky workers who are in certain industries may be aware that their jobs are particularly dangerous. Industries including agriculture, forestry and construction have high rates of injury and death. But some workers may be more at risk of on-the-job death than others. Statistics show that older workers and Latino workers have higher rates of fatal work injuries than other workers.

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