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August 2016 Archives

Preventing workplace injuries

Many Texans have heard the phrase "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." This simple saying can apply to many contexts, including wearing a seat belt in a moving vehicle, getting regular checkups with a primary care physician and workplace safety matters. Lots of workplace accidents can be prevented by simply placing the proper safety programs in place ahead of time.

Autonomous attenuator truck could save lives

Highway workers in Texas and around the country are kept safe by a range of passive safety systems including arrow boards, reduced speed zones and warning signs, and trucks with attenuators fitted provide an active measure of last resort to protect road repair and maintenance crews from out-of-control vehicles. Attenuators are aluminum boxes with honeycomb centers filled with sand or air, and they are designed to absorb the impact of colliding vehicles and direct them safely away from workers.

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