Have Plans in Place as Mega-quake Threat Level Is Raised

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The risk for a massive earthquake of magnitude 8.0 or greater has increased, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The risk of that kind of mega-quake occurring in the next three decades is now 7%, according to the survey, which just last year released a report that increased the threat level from 4.7%. It has raised the threat level again due to a better understanding that quakes are not limited to separate faults and that one can start on one fault and jump to others, resulting in a multiple faults snapping at once in a giant mega-quake. The report says…
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Why Slips, Trips and Falls Are So Hard to Avoid

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Slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents, cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. With those stark realities, any employer that fails to guard against these preventable accidents is asking for an injury to occur. And despite all of American employers’ best efforts, slips trips and falls: • Result in more than 95 million lost work days per year (or about 65% of all work days lost). • Account for nearly 25% of all reported injury claims every year. • Accounted for a 17% increase…
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