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Keeping manufacturing workers safe

Manufacturing companies in Georgia and elsewhere have improved their safety standards over the last few decades by moving towards automation. However, many manufacturing workers are still at serious risk for injuries, especially in plants where productivity is considered to be a higher priority than safety. For those who wish to improve this situation, there are some helpful tips.

Marijuana-impaired drivers growing in number

Drivers under the influence of marijuana are becoming alarmingly common on the roads of Georgia and other U.S. states according to a study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency's National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers suggests that the number of marijuana-impaired drivers has increased dramatically, and tests conducted at 60 sites across the country in 2013 and 2014 found traces of the drug in samples collected from 9 percent of daytime drivers and 13 percent of nighttime drivers.

Risks teens face while at work this summer

It is common for teenagers in Georgia and throughout the nation to have jobs during the summer months. However, those jobs may put a young worker's safety in jeopardy. According to NIOSH, there were 403 workers under the age of 24 who died from work-related injuries in 2015. Of those who died, 24 were under the age of 18. Between 1998 and 2007, there were an average of 795,000 nonfatal injuries incurred by young workers who were treated in hospitals each year.

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