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Common Safety Hazards In Oil & Gas Industry

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The oil and gas industry may still be incredibly profitable for the guys on top, but the overall business has suffered a chain of budget cuts and constraints. While supervisors are looking to cut costs, health and safety practices must always be supported. Safety is especially important for this industry, considering its fatality rate is seven times higher than the …

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How to Avoid Dog Bites This Summer

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Many of us regard our dogs as full members of the family, and understandably so. At the same time, we have to remember that our pets are animals, and if your dog bites someone, odds are you will be held responsible for it. You might also be subject to some serious legal action depending on the severity of the bite. …

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How to Avoid Pool Accidents This Summer

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If you’re a pool owner, you know how refreshing a quick dip in the pool can be during the hottest months of the year. What you might not realize is that pools can also be a huge liability for homeowners should someone get hurt, possibly costing you a great deal of money that you cannot afford to lose. Protecting yourself from …

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What to Know if You Are Hurt On The Job

What to Know if You Are Hurt On The Job

When you suffer an injury on the job, the last thing you should have to think about is whether your employer will pay for the medical bills you will incur to treat your injury.  Your Odessa workers comp attorney will help you throughout your case, but there are tips and tricks to help you along the way.  Here are 3 things …

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Parking Tips: The Parking Lot Can Actually Be Very Dangerous

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Parking is one of the first skills you learn as a driver. Whether parking in a parking lot or along the side of the street, making sure your vehicle is not in the way of other vehicles can keep it from being hit by distracted drivers. There are several things you can do to prevent your vehicle from being hit, …

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Six Tips on Avoiding Road Rage

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For many, driving is an exercise in frustration and aggravation. Between the congested roadways and bad drivers, it’s easy to get hot under the collar. For the hurried motorist, slow drivers have no right to block his way. For the motorist driving at the speed limit, the impatient tailgater has no right to endanger him. Both people are potential road rage …

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When Do You Think You Should Hire A Workers’ Comp Attorney?

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If you suffered a serious injury on the job you might be wondering if it is time to speak with an Odessa Workers Comp Attorney. In short, there are times when an attorney is not necessary and times when you should never handle your own case. The most common issues that come with workers’ compensation claims are flat-out denial of the claim …

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Must Know Information If You Work With Or Around Cranes

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Cranes are used in both the manufacturing and construction industries where heavy loads are lifted over other objects or to great heights. When properly installed and used, they routinely perform their operations safely. When they aren’t, serious and fatal accidents can result because of the height and weight of their loads. In addition, their steel construction makes them electrical conductors. …

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The Risks of Buying Used Tires

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Tires are expensive and buying used tires seem like a good bargain. However, this savings comes at the cost of assuming more risk. While most sensible people will choose tires with the best tread, this alone doesn’t insure against a possible tread separation or a tire blowout. The factors that affect this risk are the tire’s age as well as …

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How to File an Insurance Claim

How to File an Insurance Claim

It goes without saying:  an individual filing an automobile liability claim, that is minor in nature, will find the entire process not very complicated.  A significant tip, offered by our firm, is that the passenger car owner, involved in the car crash, take photos of the damages to his or her automobile, directly after the accident has occurred.  The pictures are …

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Tips Senior Drivers Should Pay Attention Too

Tips Senior Drivers Should Pay Attention Too

According to the CDC fatal crash rates increase as people age with a significantly noticeable increase above age 70. This does not mean drivers over 70 shouldn’t be on the road however. Everyone ages differently and many drivers are able to continue driving into their 80s and beyond. As we age certain factors increase the chance of getting into a car accident …

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How to Avoid Getting Rear-Ended on a Motorcycle

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When a car is rear-ended, the result is usually a fender bender accident where some information is exchanged between drivers and the incident is over. However, when the motorcyclist is rear-ended by a three or four thousand pound car, the outcome can be a crippling injury or worse. The roads are filled with distracted motorists who are mostly looking out …

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Getting More Familiar With Driverless Cars

Getting More Familiar With Driverless Cars

The technology involved in making driverless vehicles is truly revolutionary, and some of the self-driving cars being created are already flawless drivers. However, it may still be a while before the public can start taking advantage of these vehicles as manufactures like Google work out the kinks. One problem is that automated cars are perfect drivers though conditions on the …

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Common Nursing Injuries Everyone Should Be Aware Of

The hospital environment is full of hazards that are not immediately apparent to the casual visitor. However, nurses and orderlies suffer a wide variety of injuries, some of which are severe enough to end their careers. According to NPR, nursing has one of the highest occupational injury rates. If you or a loved one works in the healthcare industry and …

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Truck Drivers Are Held To A Hire Standard On The Road And Must Be Safe

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Accidents with trucks can be especially dangerous. The results are often devastating. Significant damages to the vehicle and severe injuries for the occupants are common. Unfortunately many of these accidents could have been avoided if the truck driver had taken the proper precautions. Odessa Car Accident Lawyer, Childs Bishop & White P.C., wants drivers to know about common causes of truck …

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Pedestrian Safety At Night And Information You Need To Know

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The pedestrian is always at risk of being hit by a car when crossing or walking along a road. However, this risk dramatically increases after the sun sets. The night pedestrian’s low visibility on the road often takes the motorist by surprise. Sometimes it is only a matter of chance that the pedestrian is not hit because the motorist was …

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Ten Safety Tips for Working on Construction Scaffolds

Ten Safety Tips for Working on Construction Scaffolds

Scaffolds create a temporary work platform off the ground for construction work along the sides of buildings and other structures. Because scaffold platforms are elevated, those who work on them are always exposed to the risk of falling. Scaffolds are sometimes assembled in an unsafe manner because of haste or lack of proper supervision. This subjects workers to the extreme …

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Avoid Common Accidents with This Little Bit of Advice

Avoid Common Accidents with This Little Bit of Advice

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2.3 million people were injured in an auto accident in 2014. Odessa car accident lawyer, Childs Bishop & White, sees the impact these accidents have on people. By understanding common causes of accidents it may be possible to avoid getting in an accident. Consider the following causes and tips for avoiding being involved in one of …

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Safety in Industrial Environments Is Imperative For The Workers

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Of the many work environments, industrial environments can be the harshest of places to work. These work areas are typically noisy and often require hearing protection. Some environments such as cement plants are frequently dusty and require dust masks. Others such as large foundries are both sooty and dusty where the workers are subject to severe burn risk. The more active …

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Explaining The High Accident Rate By Teens

Explaining The High Accident Rate By Teens

According to the CDC, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of teen deaths. This is primarily explained by their immaturity and lack of driving experience. Driver education by itself is not enough to prepare the teen for the dangers of driving. So much of safe driving depends on having a mature and responsible attitude as well as thousands of …

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