If the words gumbo, grits and beignets are part of your daily vocabulary, and you work in the EMS field, your back might be getting more of a workout than its muscles can handle. That’s because your home state of Louisiana has the highest prevalence of obesity by percentage of population in the United States at 36.2, says the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Not far behind Louisiana is another Southern state – Alabama at 35.6.
Topics: EMS Injury Risks
FORCE = MASS x ACCELERATIONAn abrupt acceleration, imposed upon the human body by a collision between a person in motion and a stationary object, or by an object striking a stationary individual, can cause injury which may be fatal. source: The Oxford Companion to the Body 2001
Topics: SAE Compliance