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When riding a motorcycle, there are several risks that inherently come along with it. Since motorcycles are not enclosed vehicles, they don’t have the safety features cars do. Motorcycles are less visible than cars on the road. Because motorcycles only have two wheels, they have less stability when making emergency moves like swerving. In 2011,

On February 18th, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have issued a hazard alert regarding exposure to silica during the manufacture and installation of stone countertops. They have identified exposure to crystalline silica as a hazard people who work in manufacturing, finishing, and installing

The Facts About Whiplash

Monday, 23 February 2015 by

Whiplash is a type of neck injury caused by a strong, rapid, back-and-forth movement of the neck. Car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash. Although any type of car accident can cause whiplash, they are typically caused by rear end collisions. Whiplash can also be caused by playing contact sports, falling, or physical

It’s no secret that car safety technology has come a long way over time, but the progress over the past few years alone has been tremendous. Cars are doing a more effective than ever before in keeping drivers and passengers alive in the event of a car accident. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

Riding a bike can be hugely fun for both kids and adults. For kids, learning how to ride a bike is one of the first steps toward being able to get around independently. But as fun as riding a bike is, it can be just as dangerous if it’s not done safely. When a child

Graduated driver licensing is a process that lets teen drivers learn the skills they need to become safe motorists in a way that grants them more driving privileges as they become more experienced behind the wheel. Instead of granting teens full driving privileges as soon as they pass their road test, these programs are designed

One of the most dangerous things a driver can do is get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol. In 2012, 10,322 people were killed in alcohol-related car accidents, representing 31% of all traffic fatalities. About 30 people in the United States die every day as a result of drunk driving, which works

In September of 2014, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) announced changes to their rules about recordkeeping and reporting work-related injuries and fatalities. The new rules went into effect on January 1, 2015. Under OSHA’s new rules, employers are required to report all work related fatalities, in-patient hospitalizations of one or more people, amputations,

Filmmakers working on the film “Midnight Rider” are attempting to appeal penalties issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) in relation to an accident that killed one person and injured eight other workers. “Midnight Rider” was to be a movie about the life of musician Gregg Allman starring William Hurt as Allman. The

Why Do Dogs Bite?

Friday, 06 February 2015 by

Nobody wants to have a dog that bites, but if you want to teach your dog not to bite, it’s important to first understand some of the reasons why dogs bite. There isn’t one singular reason why dogs bite, there are several factors that can contribute to them. Territorial or Protective Behavior Dogs can be

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