The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Wildfire Management Technology Advancement Act. The goal of this law is to provide better protection for firefighters nationwide who are only too familiar with the threats posed by wildfires, and it will also limit workers' compensation claims. Authorities say that 14,000 firefighters battled fires in California during the past summer. Although wildfires in California are not unusual, five firefighters lost their lives during fires over the past year.
Safety authorities in California and elsewhere recognized the problem of fatigue among truck drivers a long time ago. Although lawmakers have attempted to eliminate trucker fatigue, workers' compensation claims for injuries suffered in truck accidents are prevalent. In fact, safety professionals maintain that fatigue affects workers in all industries.