Warmer weather is just around the corner and this means more people will be riding motorcycles. If you have a motorcycle, it's extremely important to balance the excitement of riding with a few safety practices. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than drivers of passenger vehicles. They are also six times more likely to be injured than other drivers.
You know that construction is a dangerous industry, but do you know what to do if you are injured in a construction accident? It can be confusing, especially when there are multiple parties and employers on a jobsite. You may also be scared of losing your job if you report an injury, but it is illegal to fire people for reporting injuries and making workers' compensation claims.
We have known that falls are dangerous for elderly people for many years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the number one reason for death from injuries among senior citizens age 84 and over. They are the second most common reason for death for people ages 65-84.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released a report on the most common fatal work injuries in 2016. Once again topping the list are accidents involving transportation. In fact, the number of fatal work transportation accidents is now 40 percent of all work-related deaths nationwide.
Like any toys, children’s makeup sets are supposed to be fun, and more importantly, safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
We all speed sometimes, especially on our drive to work, but is it worth it? As drivers, we are convinced that speeding will get us to our destination significantly sooner than following the speed limit. However, this is not often the case.
Buying a defective product can be at best frustrating and at worst dangerous or fatal. Perhaps the scariest aspect of defective products is that we often don’t know they are defective or dangerous until it is too late.
Screen time, or use of smartphones, tablets and TVs, gives many parents an easy fix to keep their children entertained or help them learn. But how much is too much?
You work hard to ensure your children’s safety, but there is always something new to be aware of. Many parents are unsure of the recommendations on when they should replace a car seat or booster seat if they have been in a car accident. That’s understandable, because the recommendations change over time.
Do you have a teen driver in the family? Statistics from the Alabama Child Death Review System show that car accidents are the leading cause of teen deaths. Because teen drivers are involved in so many of these tragic accidents, the state is trying to find ways to address the problem.