Category Archives: Safety

type of distracted driving in Massachusetts

Three Types of Distracted Driving in Massachusetts

According to the Center for Disease Control, nine people in the United States are killed every day in crashes that reportedly involve a distracted driver.  In Massachusetts alone, there have been on average 100,000 crashes reported each year that have involved distracted drivers.  Distracted driving is defined as “any activity that diverts attention away from […]

Fisher-Price Recalls Product for the Second Time

In April 2019, Fisher-Price, recalled their popular “Rock ’n Play Sleeper” after over 30 infant fatalities occurred. These fatalities were reported to be the result of infants rolling from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained in the sleeper.   Fisher-Price had been selling these products since 2009 but had to put out a […]

Icy Conditions Create Slip & Fall Hazards

With the cold and icy New England winter weather quickly approaching, there is a greater risk for slip and fall on ice accidents to occur.   According to the CDC about 1 million people are injured from slip and fall on ice and snow each year. About 17,000 of those falls are fatal.  The CDC claims […]

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Increase in Pedestrian-Related Accidents

October is National Pedestrian Safety month, and we know that pedestrians involved in motor vehicle accidents can not only suffer serious injuries but also incur significant medical expenses and lost wages resulting from those injuries.   Recently, pedestrian death rates are the highest they have been in 40 years. In 2021, pedestrian death rates increased from […]

Changes the MBTA Must Make to Ensure Safe Transportation

Keeping its passengers and employees safe while riding the trains is one of the main responsibilities of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Association (“MBTA”), and when it fails to take proper safety measures, the public’s risk of injury increases.   Back in April, we reported on a man dragged to his death when a Red Line […]

National Safety Month: Increase In Workplace Fatalities

June is National Safety month, and one topic that is highlighted throughout the month is safety within the workplace.   Job-site safety falls under the jurisdiction of OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA’s responsibility is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards that must be followed and by also […]

Dorchester Man’s Arm Trapped in MBTA Subway Door – Leads to his Death

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a semi-public entity, but that does not mean it is relieved from being held accountable when injuries to the public occur. Early morning on April 10, 2022, a 39-year-old Dorchester man, Robinson Lalin, died at Broadway Station when his arm got stuck in the door of an MBTA […]

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Spectator Holding A Sign Causes Dozens Of Cyclists To Crash During The Tour de France

Hard lessons can be learned from accidents. In the Tour de France a woman who held a cardboard sigh out during the race causing many racers to be injured was going to charged with a lawsuit, but was later released as a reminder of the importance of following safety rules.

OSHA's Fatal Four causes of workers death

OSHA’s Fatal Four – Leading Causes of Deaths in the Workplace

The four most frequent causes of death on construction sites have been labeled by OSHA as the “Fatal Four.” There were 5,333 deaths in 2019 alone that occurred as a result of fatal occupational injuries. The causes for death are listed here in order with the most first – Falls, Being struck by an object, Being electrocuted, Getting caught in between equipment and machines. Be sure to follow OSHA’s guidelines.

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OSHA’s Requirements to Control Hazardous Energy in the Workplace

The control of hazardous energy as pertaining to lockout-tagout had over 2,000 violations in 2020. The purpose of controlling hazardous energy in this manner is to reduce/erase the potential harm to employees during the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment in which the unexpected energization or start up of the machines or equipment, or the release of stored energy.

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