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July 2017 Archives

DOT withdraws proposed truck driving rules

Truckers in Ohio may benefit from President Trump's unwillingness to add new regulations. A proposed rule that would have required truckers to have speed limiters put on their trucks was removed from the active rulemakings list. This was according to an updated version of the DOT regulatory calendar. It is not clear if the DOT will choose to look into or adopt that rule again in the future.

Construction companies designing better safety helmets

Construction companies in Ohio and nationwide are exploring better safety helmet designs to protect workers from fatal head injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration mandates that all workers at risk of an on-the-job head injury must wear protective helmets.

Accident deaths on the rise despite safety advances

Ohio residents may be aware that motor vehicle accident fatalities rose sharply in 2015 after falling steadily for many years. Road safety experts say that the increase in road deaths is the result of higher traffic levels caused by falling oil prices and an economy that continues to grow, and they expect fatalities to remain high for the foreseeable future.

Are trampolines dangerous?

Ohio parents may be interested to learn that trampolines should not be viewed as toys and are responsible for thousands of visits to the emergency room every year. A study by Indiana University discovered that there were a projected 288,876 fractures that resulted from trampoline use between 2002 and 2011. All injuries associated with trampolines resulted in emergency room visit expenses of over $1 billion.

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