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Overdoses lead to more workplace fatalities

The United States is in the grips of an opioid epidemic. Drugs take a toll on nearly every facet of society. In 2017, 70,237 people died from drug overdoses. That number has more than quadrupled since 1999. The New England and Middle Atlantic states are some of the hardest hit, and account for many of the opioid fatalities.

The opioid epidemic has affected the workforce as well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workplace overdose deaths increased at least 25 percent from 2013 to 2017. There were 272 overdose deaths at work in 2017 alone.

Summer months most dangerous for Boston cyclists

The weather is getting warmer, school have let out for the year and summer is nearly here. As it gets nicer outside, more people take to the streets to enjoy the sunshine with family and friends, and that means an increase of bicyclists on the streets. Bicycling.com ranked Boston as one of the best cities for bicyclists in the country, and people are ready to take full advantage of what we have to offer.

According to the City of Boston, most serious bicycle accidents happen between the months of May and September. On average, 274 people on bikes are injured during the summer months each year. So now is the perfect time to brush up on bicycle safety tips so you can fully enjoy your time on two wheels.

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