June 2018 Archives

Officer injured in drunk driving collision in Omaha

Sometimes, the people who are hired to keep everyone safe are the ones who are in the most danger. This is particularly true for emergency medical teams, police and even firefighters. They put themselves in harm's way often, doing what they can to help others.

Mining is a risk that you need to be prepared for

If you work in a mine, it's wise to learn about mine collapses so that you can recognize when the conditions are right for a collapse to occur. Mining is a risky practice, but with the right tools and structures in place, it's safer for miners to be in the mine shafts.

Trucking can take its toll on the bodies of big rig drivers

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, operators of commercial trucks are members of one of the most hazardous occupations in the country. If you earn your income by hauling cargo between Nebraska cities and other destinations, you must deal with many safety hazards every day — some of them life-threatening. Along with the risk of crashing, many other dangers threaten your health and safety.

How can construction workers avoid injury?

With over 10.3 million people working in construction in the United States, it's important to make sure construction zones and workplaces are safe. There are federal, state and local regulations that aim to keep construction workers healthy and safe, so employers are expected to follow them.