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After a long, cold winter, the weather is finally starting to warm up again. For many people, this means the beginning of baseball season or that they can start working in their gardens again. But if you’re a construction worker, the arrival of spring also means that work is about to start getting busy again.

All jobs come along with their own sets of workplace hazards, but for many healthcare workers and social workers, their biggest concern isn’t slip-and-fall accidents or equipment safety, but the rather the risk of being assaulted by the people they’re trying to help or the people close to them. Since workers in these fields often

Graco Children’s Products has agreed to pay a total of $10 million in fines for failing to recall car seats with defective buckles in a timely manner. $3 million of the fines will be paid to the Federal Government while and another $7 million will be due within five years unless Graco spends the same

The Facts About Boating Accidents

Friday, 10 April 2015 by

What Causes Boating Accidents? According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there are ten common causes of boating accidents in the United States. The most common cause is simple operator inattention. In 2013, operator inattention resulted in 567 boating accidents, caused 57 deaths, and left 371 others injured. When you’re out on the water with your

BMW Recalls Over 40,000 Motorcycles

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 by

BMW has issued a recall for over 40,000 motorcycles in the U.S. and Canada. The motorcycles in question were manufactured between 2005 and 2011 and are being recalled because if the bolts that hold the rear wheel to the flange are overtightened, the flange can crack and won’t be able to hold the wheel securely

If you’re in the habit of replying to text messages while on the road, you might want to put the phone down or run the risk of getting a ticket. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and as part of that, the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign will be running from April 10-15.

Stay Safe By the Pool With These Tips

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 by

First and foremost, children should never be allowed to swim or play by the pool without adult supervision. Children before the ages 1 and 4 have the highest rates of drownings and about 1 in 5 drowning deaths happen in children age 14 and under. For every child that drowns to death, 5 others have

No matter how much people love their cars, everybody is a pedestrian from time to time. Children walk to and from school, dog owners take their dogs for walks, some people walk for exercise, and other people might walk places out of convenience or necessity. Unfortunately, since pedestrians don’t have the protection of being in

Everybody wants to do everything they can to protect their children. Since cars are a necessary part of many people’s lives, keeping kids safe in the car is a naturally a big priority for many parents. The seat belts that come standard in cars are designed to protect adult-sized bodies; they don’t offer the same

Senators Ed Markey (Massachusetts) and Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) have introduced a new bill, called the Repairing Every Car to Avoid Lost Lives (RECALL) Act, which would require the agency in charge of registering vehicles (DMV, Secretary of State office, etc.) to send car owners notices of any open recalls on their vehicles when they send

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