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How To Avoid a Work Zone Crash in Michigan

Key Points of This Article: In 2019, Michigan’s Office of Highway Safety Planning reported more than 5,800 crashes in construction, maintenance, and utility work zones. The majority of work zone crashes in Michigan are avoidable and caused by inattentive, speeding, or distracted motorists. Accident prone areas in Michigan due to 2020 road construction projects include I-75 in […]

Ten Things Every Michigan Driver Should Know

Key Points of This Article: If you become injured or incurred significant damage to your vehicle in an accident, you probably want to understand your options for getting compensated for your losses and how to prove another individual’s negligence. From understanding how the Michigan Left works to the laws behind texting or driving while high, drivers […]

OSHA Passes New Rule on Occupational Exposure to Beryllium

Michigan Employers Must Now Comply with New Beryllium Rule The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has started to enforce the final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium in all forms, compounds, and mixtures in general, construction, and shipyard industries. Set into action on May 12, 2018, stakeholders now have further obligations to protect worker health […]

How Utility Companies Should Protect Their Employees from Electrical Accidents

Michigan Utility Workers Have Dangerous Jobs It’s no doubt utility crew workers have some of the toughest industry jobs out there. While heavily trained in safety, these electric, natural gas, water, sewer and other utility workers often face obstacles like overexertion, heat and cold stressors, and exposure to electricity and gases, or equipment issues that […]

Outdoor Workers Have Rights & Protections in Michigan Winter

Preventing Michigan Workers from Cold Weather Injuries Here in Michigan, there can be several days each month when temperatures will drop to 10 degrees Fahrenheit or below, presenting a potentially hazardous time for outdoor workers. For those employed by (among others) construction companies, utility agencies, delivery services, police, fire and rescue departments, workers can spend […]

Construction Workers Risk Their Lives Daily

Most people probably have some idea that construction is a dangerous career to pursue. The reality is that a lifetime career in construction can have serious implications for long-term health. A multi-database study indicates a 45-year construction career gives a worker a 75% chance of incurring a disabling injury, and a 1/200 chance of being […]