How to protect yourself from grain bin hazards
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by bkabritsor
1M ago
Working around grain bins can be dangerous if you do not take proper precautions. Grain bin hazards can lead to serious injuries or even fatalities, and it is essential to understand the steps necessary to protect yourself from these hazards and ensure a safe working environment. Use proper equipment Always use the right equipment when working with grain bins. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment such as a dust mask, gloves, safety goggles, and steel-toed boots. Use a harness and lifeline when entering a grain bin to prevent falls and assist in rescue efforts if needed. Follow safe e ..read more
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Road safety tips for farm equipment
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by bkabritsor
1M ago
Driving farm equipment on public roads presents unique challenges that require extra precautions to ensure the safety of both equipment operators and other motorists. If you drive farm equipment, it is important to understand some essential road safety tips for operating the equipment on public roads. Prepare your equipment Before hitting the road, ensure your farm equipment is road-ready. Check all lights and signals to confirm they are working correctly. Clean and maintain reflective tape and slow-moving vehicle emblems to ensure they are visible. Inspect tires for proper inflation and any s ..read more
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What exactly is a wrongful death?
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by gturnercontentcustoms
2M ago
The premature passing of a loved one is a tragedy. Someone may have expected decades more with their spouse or years of a parent’s support until they are old enough to live independently. Those who have lost a loved one often struggle to cope with their grief and may experience permanent changes in their circumstances and personality because of their loss. Occasionally, someone’s death is not just a tragedy. It could also be a wrongful death. It is theoretically possible to take legal action when a death was not just premature but also wrongful. What separates the average passing from a wrongf ..read more
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2023 may have begun a reversal of a concerning traffic trend
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by gturnercontentcustoms
4M ago
Federal authorities have tracked traffic collisions for decades. Public awareness campaigns, improved road design and better safety features in vehicles have all combined to reduce the level of risk involved in motor vehicle travel. Until 2020, there had been a long-term trend toward an overall reduction in fatal crashes in particular. However, 2020 saw that trend suddenly change. Despite a reduction in the overall miles traveled that year, traffic crashes and fatalities rose sharply. That negative trend continued for several years. Thankfully, early data from 2023 indicates that crash rates a ..read more
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Most dangerous roads in Indianapolis
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by larry.keltto@thomsonreuters.com
8M ago
Indianapolis is a thriving metropolitan region with hundreds of surface streets and multiple busy interstates and freeways. The development of infrastructure has made the modern commute more accessible for individual workers and has helped the greater Indianapolis region thrive. Unfortunately, not every street is as safe as people might expect. There is crash risk anywhere, but some areas have far more collisions than others and crashes with far worse consequences. Research into local collisions makes it clear that there are certain roads around Indianapolis that are riskier than others. What ..read more
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Is there such a thing as car accident PTSD?
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by gturnercontentcustoms
9M ago
Some mental health challenges are congenital, meaning that they relate to a genetic condition that a child inherited from their parents. Many other mental health conditions are acquired health issues. For example, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can be a significantly debilitating mental health condition, is acquired as a result of an individual’s life experience. It is often very difficult to treat and can lead to significant limitations that impact an individual’s daily life, their career and their closest relationships. When people discuss PTSD, they often talk about military t ..read more
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How to handle another driver who is experiencing road rage
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by gturnercontentcustoms
10M ago
Discussions about road rage often focus on the need for better emotional regulation in traffic. Experts provide an assortment of tips for those who find themselves reacting irrationally to other people’s driving behavior. People may have a plan for how to calm down and avoid overreacting during moments of stress in traffic. People generally have less control over the emotional reactions of those in other vehicles. Someone may notice warning signs of another driver succumbing to road rage. Aggressive honking, shouting from windows and tailgating are all possible signs of a developing road rage ..read more
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What are the most dangerous loads for semi trucks?
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by wreedcontentcustoms
1y ago
Semi-trucks are crucial in the transportation industry, delivering goods across vast distances. But while these trucks are designed to handle substantial cargo, certain loads can pose significant risks and present major challenges for drivers.  Understanding the most dangerous loads for semi trucks can help ensure road safety and prevent accidents. Read on to discover high-risk loads that truck drivers encounter and the precautions and regulations associated with each. Heavy machinery and equipment Transporting heavy machinery and equipment is a common task for semi trucks. However, these ..read more
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It is the most dangerous time for cyclists in 46 years
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by gturnercontentcustoms
1y ago
Cycling is a health-conscious hobby. People get on their bikes to get their heart rate up and move their bodies. Cycling is also a very cost-effective transportation choice, as it is far cheaper to pedal oneself to the bookstore than it is to pay for fuel and insurance for a motor vehicle. Traffic laws effectively treat bicycles like vehicles and allow them to share roads without minimum speed limits with other vehicles. Even in areas where there are no dedicated cycling lanes, bicycles can travel on the same side of the road as enclosed motor vehicles. Unfortunately, cyclists then have to wor ..read more
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Of Indiana’s 10 deadliest roads, 5 are in the Indianapolis area
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by gturnercontentcustoms
1y ago
Car crashes can occur on even the most rural roads and on city streets with very low speed limits that should, in theory, give drivers the time they need to react to changing traffic conditions. People make mistakes all the time, from reading text messages while driving to turning the wrong way on a one-way street. Although collisions can occur anywhere, they seem to be a bigger concern in Indianapolis than elsewhere in the state in recent years. In fact, according to a review of the most dangerous roads in the state, half of the deadliest streets in Indiana are right here in Indianapolis. Wha ..read more
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