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July 2017 Archives

Is perspiration a reliable indicator of surgical readiness?

When assessing the readiness of residents to perform surgery, the longstanding process has been for supervising surgeons to assess individual performance in the operating room. While this technique has proven effective for decades, the emergence of more regulatory bodies in surgical education has highlighted a need for a decidedly less subjective performance evaluator.

Did Maryland's alcohol sales tax increase help lower DUI crashes?

There is no disputing the toll that drunk driving accidents take on U.S. roads and highways. Indeed, statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that 2015 alone saw over 1.1 million DUI arrests and, more significantly, a staggering 10,265 lives lost in DUI-related crashes. As if this wasn't shocking enough, the CDC puts the price tag of these crashes at over $44 billion per year.

Are you at risk of injury from OSHA violations?

Employers must adhere to the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, especially as they relate to dangers such as falling from heights, electrocution, trench collapse or being injured by machinery. Employers who fail to comply with basic regulations open themselves to lawsuits as well as significant OSHA fines and sanctions.

What exactly are permanent total disability benefits?

Over the last six months, our blog has dedicated a series of posts to examining how those employees who suffer an "accidental personal injury arising out of and in the course of employment" are entitled to benefits under the Maryland Workers' Compensation Act.

Just how safe is it for motorists to 'follow a friend?'

While motorists can now rely on everything from GPS systems and in-dash navigation programs to smartphones to provide them with directions, many nevertheless still rely on such tried-and-true techniques as consulting paper maps, asking strangers for directions and, of course, following friends.

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