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October 2017 Archives

Crash risk higher for truckers with multiple health problems

Truck drivers who work in Ohio understand the challenges of staying healthy. Long hours sitting in the cab, broken sleep patterns and truck stop food raise barriers to good health. When a trucker's health deteriorates, they generate more crashes, according to a study from a university medical school.

Stairway accidents common across all ages in Ohio

A study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine found that injuries incurred on stairs are common to all age groups. Researchers analyzed over 25 million cases of Americans going to the ER due to stairway injuries between the years 1990 and 2012; although the highest injury rates were among the elderly, children 3 and under, and young adults in their 20s, over two-thirds of patients were between the ages of 11 and 60.

Drivers of older vehicles more likely to die in car crashes

Ohio parents who are thinking about buying an inexpensive used car for their teenagers who just got their drivers' licenses may be interested to learn that, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study, the age of a vehicle affects a driver's chance of dying in a car accident. The chance of dying in a crash goes up the older the vehicle is.

Dangers of falls at construction sites

Many Ohio residents work in the construction industry, which carries significant hazards. Falls are the top cause of work-related injuries and fatalities at construction sites. Because of the dangers that are presented by falls, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is focused on safety measures that can help to prevent them.

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