Prevent falls: Help seniors live healthier lives

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As Americans age, seniors are especially at risk of being injured by a fall. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Falls should not be considered a normal, expected result of aging. Nevertheless, they can be serious and costly for older adults.

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Contractors: Focus on safety to attract talent

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One of the most urgent issues facing construction contractors is the ability to attract and retain talent. Several factors may be in play, including the perception that construction can be a dangerous vocation. One way you can attract and retain top talent is to provide a safe workplace with people who are properly trained and alert to job hazards.

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Smartphones: The distraction is killing us

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The advent of the smartphone has brought with it a deluge of texting and other distractive behavior while driving a vehicle. Distraction is not confined to the young and restless – we see people of all ages, genders and backgrounds using phones when they should be driving.

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Deadline update: Commercial fleets must replace paper logbooks

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has mandated that certain commercial vehicles use an electronic logging device (ELD) instead of paper logbooks. Previously announced regulations that took effect in December 2017 will be strictly enforced effective April 1, 2018.

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Spring checklist: How did your home hold up?

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As the calendar turns to spring, it’s time to assess how your property weathered the winter. This is a good time to make a “to-do” list to prevent property maintenance and liability issues.

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Protect workers: Prevent trench hazards

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According to fatality statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, trenching-related fatalities more than doubled between 2012 and 2016. Here are some basic tips that can protect construction workers who perform excavation and trenching activities.

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In a car accident? Here’s what to do

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Nobody likes to think about getting into an automobile accident, but it can happen to any driver at any time. Taking time in advance to think through the steps to follow after an accident can help keep you and your passengers safe and simplify the process of filing an insurance claim.

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