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July 2018 Archives

These groups use their phone while driving the most

Kentucky motorists are six times more likely to be in an accident when they are texting and driving. Furthermore, they are more than twice as likely to get into a crash while talking on a phone. This is according to a recent study published by the Society for Risk Analysis. Researchers discovered that there are four different types of people who are more likely to use their phones while operating a vehicle.

The most dangerous jobs and hazards in U.S. workplaces

While all Kentucky workplaces have certain hazards that can lead to serious or even fatal injuries, some industries are more dangerous than others just due to the nature of the work. Even though most employers attempt to make workplaces as safe as possible, there were still 5,190 workers who died in fatal accidents in 2016.

Talk to your teens about driving safely with these truck facts

Your teen is excited to get behind the wheel. They studied hard to get their permit, attended a driver's education course, and have had several lessons from you. Now they have their license. You know that they will be cautious on the road. You have had several talks with them and made rules they must follow. Still, you are nervous for them to drive on their own.

The danger of heat stroke while working outside

Employees in Kentucky who routinely work outdoors should be aware that they can have a fatal heat stroke working in temperatures that go only as high as the upper 80s. This is according to a study conducted by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In 6 of the 14 cases of deadly heat stroke that were investigated by researchers, the heat stroke occurred when the heat index was lower than 91 degrees Fahrenheit.

Vehicle automation could increase distracted driving woes

Technology companies market their innovations as ways to improve the lives of people in Kentucky, but smartphones, vehicle infotainment systems and semi-autonomous vehicles can distract drivers from the road. Researchers are studying how to develop semi-autonomous vehicle systems that still keep drivers engaged.

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