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Driving tips for back-to-school safety Thousands of students will return to school this month, resulting in more traffic during morning and afternoon commutes. The Texas Department of Insurance shares five tips for avoiding incidents centered around school zones, buses, child pedestrians and bicyclists.
Drone use continues to increase for hazardous jobs More and more companies are using drones for highly hazardous job tasks such as those in confined spaces and at heights. A drone company, Apellix, is even designing drones to paint multistory buildings. The Federal Aviation Administation (FAA) has estimated that commercial drones could triple by 2023 and regulations are expected to loosen.
A study of self-reported sleep quality and quantity was compared with safety behavior and workplace injuries. Those with more insomnia symptoms experienced more failures at work including lapses in attention, memory or action. Specific behavior failures included not remembering if equipment was turned off, pressing the wrong control switch and daydreaming instead of listening.
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