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Lawmakers urged to update worker's comp system in Wisconsin

Lawmakers have been urged to update the worker's compensation system in the state of Wisconsin by close to 400 employers. Almost 400 petitions were delivered by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) to the state's lawmakers.

The petitions came from all over the state and urged lawmakers to make changes to the system for worker's compensation. The petitions also urged lawmakers to support the medical fee schedule that was approved in the fall by the Worker's Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC). This council is made up of five management reps and five labor reps.

What are some common causes of accidents with trucks?

When you leave for work, school or errands each day, you will likely encounter quite a few large trucks on your route. These trucks will range in height, width, weight and overall size. Larger trucks are often seen in tragic accidents. So, what are some of the most common causes of accidents with trucks in Milwaukee?

A common cause of truck accidents is inadequate training for the driver of the truck. This can involve anything regarding the operation of the truck, including making turns, knowing the height of the truck, defensive driving and overall driving techniques when operating a truck.

A Milwaukee woman dies in a crash with an alleged speeding driver

A crash, which occurred just after 9:20 a.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the intersection of Locust and 27th Streets in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, claimed the life of a 43-year-old female resident.

When police officers arrived at the crash scene, they were able to speak with witnesses who reported having seen a Dodge Ram driving southbound along 27th Street North shortly before colliding into the decedent's minivan. Apparently, the pickup had crossed the roadway's center line just moments before crashing into the northbound Chrysler Town and Country van.

Rider education partner Yamaha staying on through 2019

The motorcycle company Yamaha has signed on to remain as a partner with Road America through 2019. Yamaha has been working as a rider education partner for the event since 2013. In a statement released by Yamaha, the company is excited to continue its partnership with Road America in an effort to provide education and safety training by expanding their rider initiatives at a premier venue in the country.

Yamaha will take part in various areas of the venue as an official partner with Road America. The company will also have a large presence at the track teaching rider safety courses. Those teaching the rider safety courses have gone through extensive motorcycle safety training themselves that was provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). Students who complete the basic safety course meet a requirement that is necessary for obtaining the Class M endorsement on their license for motorcycles in Wisconsin.

Losing a loved one around Christmas is difficult

The Christmas season is a difficult one for some people, namely those who have lost a loved one around this time. If you are joining this group of people this year, you need to be prepared for the slew of emotions that is likely going to come through the rest of this year.

We realize that you might be struggling with the season. This is understandable. You might not understand how some people can be so joyful while your world is shattered. Finding ways to enjoy the season might not be something that you can tolerate now.

How do workers cope after witnessing a tragic accident?

Going to work should never turn into a tragic incident for employees. It can, though, if a coworker winds up getting injured. Witnessing a tragic accident on the job can be overwhelming. It can cause many people to experience symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). So, how do workers cope after witnessing a tragic accident on the job?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the majority of stress stemming from a critical incident lasts anywhere from two to four days following the accident. If the worker winds up suffering from PTSD, the symptoms can last for more than four weeks after the accident. Both of these are reasons for employers to provide employees with ways to reduce the stress after witnessing a tragic accident at work.

Thanksgiving crash kills 1 in Saratoga

A Thanksgiving Day crash claimed the life of a 66-year-old woman from Wisconsin Rapids in Sarasota. According to the Wood County Sheriff's Department, first responders were dispatched to the area of Ranger Road and Pine Haven Court on Thanksgiving Day around 2:40 p.m. in Saratoga. The crash involved two vehicles.

A preliminary investigation found that a pickup traveling west on Ranger Road hit the driver's side of a car entered into the intersection after stopping at a stop sign at Pine Haven Court. Police said that the driver of the pickup truck, a 45-year-old man from Wisconsin Rapids, attempted to avoid the accident but was unable to do so.

How do I prevent construction site accidents in Milwaukee?

Do you work in the construction industry? If so, this post will be one of the most important ones you will read. You've likely heard of every safety tip out there for working on construction sites. Despite this, we are going to provide you with safety tips for preventing construction site accidents. You can't hear these tips enough when it comes to your safety and livelihood.

One of the most important things you can do is attend the daily safety meetings held by your foreman. These meetings remind you of how to stay safe on the job site, where the hazards are located and what to do if you are injured in an accident while on the job.

Truck crashes into van with camper on I-43

An accident involving a semitruck and a van pulling a camper occurred on Nov. 7 around 1:17 p.m. The accident occurred on I-43 in Ozaukee County, closing all southbound lanes of the highway just south of Highway 60 in Grafton. All of the southbound traffic on I-43 had to be diverted off the highway to Port Washington Road.

According to the police report, a van that was pulling a camper was traveling on I-43 in the southbound lanes when it began to slow down for traffic ahead. The Sheriff's Department noted that as the van with the camper slowed for traffic it was hit from behind by a semitruck.

How do I avoid common motorcycle accidents?

Riding a motorcycle is fun but it is also very dangerous. Even the most experienced of riders can find themselves involved in an accident. There are plenty of dangers out there for motorcyclists, including inattentive drivers. No matter how many precautions you take, you still might have trouble preventing an accident. So, how do you avoid common motorcycle accidents?

Quite possibly the most common accident occurs when a car turns in front of a motorcycle. This is a difficult accident to avoid but it can be done. You will need to become an excellent defensive driver. You must anticipate what other drivers are going to do and never assume that a vehicle will continue to drive straight even if it doesn't have a turn signal active.

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