W. Winston Briggs Safety & Injury Blog


W. Winston Briggs Safety & Injury Blog

Call Now: 404.522.1500



  • Study Shows Construction Workers Exposed to Silica Are at Risk of Disease October 29, 2014
    Occupational hazards are common for most construction workers, as they have to deal with threats of failing equipment, excessive noise, and other potential workplace dangers. However, the job of a construction worker could be even more hazardous than previously thought, ...
    read more
  • Top 10 Deadliest Jobs October 24, 2014
    “My job is killing me” is a common phrase uttered by workers in all walks of life. Between project deadlines, long hours, challenging bosses, stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, and carpal tunnel syndrome, chances are that statement is not far off from ...
    read more
  • The Health Hazards of Common Household Cleaners October 8, 2014
    Many household cleaners are safe when used as directed. However, once they are mixed with other cleaners or they degrade as they get older, the properties may change. You may not even be aware of what chemicals are in your ...
    read more
  • Tips to Prevent Dog Attacks September 30, 2014
    According to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), nearly any dog can be aggressive and attack. Large dogs may get more publicity and cause fatal bites more often, but even small dogs attack. Aggressive dogs are a liability for pet ...
    read more
  • West Virginians Are Still Feeling the Effects of Chemical Spill August 26, 2014
    July 9, 2014 marks the six-month anniversary of the major chemical spill that affected more than 300,000 people living in and around the Charleston, West Virginia area. Many people want to know if Freedom Industry has fixed the damage to ...
    read more
  • Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities Inspires New Vehicle Technologies August 20, 2014
    Cars will soon be able to drive themselves. At least, that’s what Toyota plans as they implement self-braking technology in their latest models. This is happening across the board with major car manufacturers in response to the significant number of ...
    read more
  • 2014 U.S. Chemical Accident Infographic July 29, 2014
    Chemical accidents can pose serious danger to those exposed, including short-term and long-term health problems such as nerve damage, headaches, and burns to the eyes, throat, lungs and skin. In more severe cases, exposure to chemicals can cause brain damage ...
    read more
  • Beware of Car Insurance Scams July 26, 2014
    If you are involved in a serious automobile accident and don’t have insurance, you could pay severely. Because having car insurance is mandated by the government, it has pushed many car owners right into the hands of car insurance scammers. ...
    read more
  • Factors That May Cause More Oil Train Explosions July 24, 2014
    An entire transportation infrastructure can be affected when temperatures rise. A number of factors play into why there are more oil train explosions, including climate change, increased volatility, and increased production.   Increase in Rail Shipments of Oil Part of the reason for ...
    read more
  • Chemical Vapor Released at Dalton, GA Plant July 7, 2014
    This morning, a chemical leak at a manufacturing plant in Dalton GA sent two workers to the hospital and resulted in road closures and a warning for nearby residents to remain indoors. The leak happened Monday morning at the MFG Chemical ...
    read more