Author: Ahmad Parmley

Music and Construction Site Accidents

  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, classifies that construction industry as being one the most dangerous when it comes to fatality accidents in any given year. The stark reality is that approximately one in five worker deaths occur on construction sites each year. There are four common types of accidents that make construction sites so dangerous. These are falls, struck by some object, electrocution, and stuck between something. One overarching theme associated with these four major types of construction site accidents, that account for most of the industry’s fatalities, is a distracted worker. While a worker at a construction site can become distracted in any number of ways, listening to music on various types of devices plays a role in a startling number of construction site accidents annually. This proves to be the case even when the use of earbuds or headphones for the purposes of listening to music is banned from a job site. A Safe Construction Site Demands Attentive Workers The key to an overall safe construction site is attentive workers. Workers need to be tuned into what is going on around them at all time. This includes not only keeping eyes open for what is going on, but also listening and paying attention to smells and odors to ensure that everything is safe, sound, and operating appropriately at a construction site. The stark...

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Quebec in winter: things to see, do, and experience

When it comes to winter, few other provinces can hold a candle to Quebec. From exuberant festivals that embrace the chilly season to mountains which offer a viable alternative to the Rockies in this country, you won’t be making a losing bet by planning a winter trip to La Belle Province. Below, we’ll share a few of our favorite things to do when traveling to Quebec during the winter months. 1) Check out its casinos Looking to inject a bit of excitement into Quebec’s long winter nights? Quebec is home to five gaming venues that will allow you to...

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Fall Getaways Across the Globe

Although summer has come to an end, that doesn’t mean that the adventuring has to stop, too. Post-summer glamping has never been better, now that travelers can visit watch the leaves turn at these one-of-a-kind fall getaways. Whether travelers are looking for an adventurous excursion to Western Europe or a relaxing vacation on the U.S. Coast, there are plenty of unique and unusual rentals to go around this fall season. Pick a unique destination fit for you and your travel goals by glamping at any of these autumn rentals.   Tree House in New York Perfect for travelers looking...

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What To Do When Your Flight Is Delayed

Flight delays are a reality of modern-day travel, things happen and frustration doesn’t make things go quicker. Here are my tips for dealing with a delayed flight Know your rights It is always important to know and understand what your rights are if your flight is delayed. In places like the EU, you may be entitled to compensation if your flight is delayed for 3 hours or more (or cancelled). You can receive compensation in the form of food and drinks, money or a refund for your flights. It is always good to know exactly what your rights are...

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Why Everyone Should Go Traveling

I have long been an advocate of the fact that everyone, at some point in their lives, should go traveling and I have felt this way since I was younger and first strapped on a backpack. When I talk about traveling, I don’t mean heading somewhere sunny for two weeks, I am talking about taking motorcycle tours through the Himalayas, overloading through Central America, hitchhiking across the US or train hopping though Europe, in short, I mean real travel. If you are in any doubt as to why you should go traveling, here are some things that I have...

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