Whether you are working in the oil fields, out on an oil rig, or driving a truck to transport gas in the wintertime, an already tough job is made tougher by changes in the weather. In summer, heat exhaustion is a concern and remaining hydrated is essential. When winter sets in, workers face the same…

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It’s old news at this point thanks to COVID-19. Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer to protect yourself from the coronavirus. Most grocery stores even provide disinfecting wipes or sanitizer squirt bottles at the door to wipe down your cart handle and some employees even do the dirty work for…

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You have probably heard about “black boxes” as they relate to passenger aircraft accident investigations. You may not know that commercial trucks often carry this same type of device. A black box in a commercial truck can record and provide the same type of valuable data that is sought after in the aftermath of plane…

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One of the most dangerous professions in the world involves the work done by field workers in the oil and gas industry. The injuries and fatalities combined reach into the thousands in oilfield workplace environments every year. The industry has a very poor track record in terms of fatality rate compared to other industries throughout…

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Seatbelts save lives – period. These simple devices keep drivers and passengers from being thrown against other passengers and objects inside a vehicles, in addition to being thrown from vehicles in high-speed collisions. Children, like adults, are protected by seat belts worn in the back seat as adults are protected by the same devices in…

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An injury to the spinal cord is one of the most serious injuries that the human body can sustain. This type of injury often occurs in high-speed car crashes. However, severe injuries to the back can also occur in car crashes at relatively slow speeds upon impact. Victims who experience these injuries often require significant…

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Back pain can be caused by a car accident, a slip and fall, being struck by an object while working at a construction site, or for many other reasons. For some accident victims, the pain can resolve in a few days. For many, the pain can last for the rest of their lives. People with…

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It’s hard to drive any truck in reverse. The sight lines are difficult. A truck of any size is hard to control. Still, just because a task is difficult doesn’t excuse negligence. Precisely because backing out into traffic or into a loading dock is hard, truck drivers must take extra precautions so the truck doesn’t…

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