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Vehicle Accidents an Exception Amid Declining Number of Work Injuries

While the frequency of workers’ compensation claims has continued a decades-long decline, the number of work injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents has continued a steady increase that began in 2011, according to a new report by the National Council …

Viewpoint: A Primer on Traumatic Brain Injuries

No two patients recovering from a brain injury are alike. The key to the very best possible outcome is to make sure the proper diagnosis is achieved, and treatments are outlined. First, it is important to know the types of …

Medical Resident Fatigue Can Trigger Motor Vehicle Incidents: Mayo Clinic Poll

It appears that long, arduous hours in the hospital are causing more than stress and fatigue among doctors-in-training — they’re crashing, or nearly crashing, their cars after work, according to new Mayo Clinic research. Nearly half of the roughly 300 …

Washington Reports Historic Low in 2011 Workplace Deaths

After years of steady decline, deaths in Washington state due to fatal workplace injuries fell to 51 in 2011, the lowest number of work-related deaths in the state’s history. The deaths are reported in the Washington FACE 2011 Work-Related Fatalities …

Maine Officials Push Youth Driver Safety

In the wake of a deadly weekend on Maine’s highways for young motorists, Gov. Paul LePage and Secretary of State Charles Summers Jr. are stressing the importance of safety for young drivers. LePage has recently proclaimed January as Young Driver …