Pool Safety Facts

Keeping Children Safe As a parent, your number one priority is keeping your child safe. This is especially true when they are involved in water activities. An accident can happen at any moment, so it is crucial to supervise your...

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Does Legalized Marijuana Increase the Risk of Car Accidents?

Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize the recreational use and sale marijuana (cannabis) during November 2012.  Oregon followed in 2015. In addition, 29 states – including Washington, D.C.— legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. About half of the...

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Winterize Your Car and Your Behavior To Prevent Weather-Related Car Accidents

According to Weather.com, weather-related car accidents kill about 5,900 Americans each year. That’s more than the number of fatalities from natural weather-disasters. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) reported that rain and wet pavements are the main culprit of...

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Don’t Let Slip and Fall Accidents Ruin Your Holiday Party

Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve: These are just some of the occasions to throw a party this time of year. Party guests have a reasonable expectation of not getting injured, FindLaw suggests. This means that the party host has...

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Preventing Workplace Injuries

A previous post reported that there were 4,379 fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in the private industry during 2015. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 2.9 million nonfatal private industry workplace injuries. A recent Chicago Now...

Protect Your Child from Bicycle Accident Injuries This Fall

It’s fall. For children, this means that school is back in session and playtime is delayed until after the final bell. The rush hour brings more vehicles on the road, and it begins to get dark earlier. The increased traffic...

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Can an iPhone Update Prevent Distracted Driving Accidents?

This this past August, representatives from Apple appeared in court to argue that the company was not responsible for injuries a plaiantiff sustained due to a distracted driving accident caused by another driver who was texting on an iPhone when the...

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Using Technology to Prevent School Bus Accidents

September is synonymous with the start of a new school year.  Like back to school shopping, back to school safety is at the forefront of parent’s minds. While USA Today reports that school bus accidents are rare, school bus safety...

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Most Common OSHA Violations and Frequently Reported Workplace Injuries

Workers entitled to a reasonable expectation of safety during the workday. Employees entrust that employers take the necessary steps to prevent workplace injuries.  Employers are required to follow a set of safety guidelines. Failure to take proper safety precautions can...

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Amusement Park Accidents Lead To New Regulations

Summer is in full swing. Many families will spend at least one day at an amusement park. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) estimates that the more than 400 amusement parks in the United States welcome at...