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  • Permanent Injuries Plague Temporary Workers

    As part of the United States Department of Labor, the mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.” OSHA’s rules and regulations are intended to reduce on-the-job illnesses, injuries, and fatalities. ...
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  • Windstorms: Preparation and Filing for Loss

    South Florida is rich in sun, sand, water, and wind. Advertisements for the area often depict people sunbathing or strolling along the beach, waves lapping the shore as a gentle breeze keeps things fresh. However, residents are familiar with the weather that lurks on the other side of this peaceful coin. Torrential rains lashed by howling winds can leave a path of devastation. Adequate preparation ...
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  • Dangerous Debris

    Refrigerators, pallets, couches, mattresses, tires – just some of the many types of objects that litter our nation’s highways. They are so common that they tend to fade into the background, becoming part of the scenery. But how did these items get there? The most likely explanation is that they were not properly secured and fell from a car or truck. Both commercial and non-commercial vehicles can ...
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  • Medications and the Older Driver

    Pharmaceuticals are big business. In 2014, around $370 billion was spent in the U.S. on medication. The top three therapy areas for which the most money was spent were oncology, diabetes, and mental health, to the tune of almost $90 billion. Statistics suggest that medicines are used more by older adults than by any other age group. In fact, this demographic frequently takes multiple medications ...
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  • After the Storm

    South Floridians know they live on borrowed time. One of the sacrifices we make for the warm sunshine, water accessibility, diverse cultures, abundance of nature, and friendly people is knowing a hurricane is always just around the corner. Some tropical Atlantic storms never gain hurricane strength or make landfall, but those that do have a penchant for the Sunshine State. In fact, eight of the ...
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