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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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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...

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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...

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OSHA Updates System for Reporting Workplace Injuries

The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) recently enacted a new rule regarding the reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses. BizJournal reported that certain employers are now required to electronically submit data that is already collected regarding workplace injuries and illnesses....

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Interacting with Law Enforcement During an Arrest

Police officers makes an arrest when they have reason to believe that a person may be involved in criminal activity. An arrest does not make the suspect guilty. However, the individual’s way of interacting with law enforcement can often sway...