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    • State of Ohio Files Lawsuit Against 5 Opioid Drug Manufacturers

      State of Ohio Files Lawsuit Against 5 Opioid Drug Manufacturers

      A new study released by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) reports that the number of people with diagnosed opioid addiction continues to climb. According to their data, between 2010 and 2016, the number of BCBS members addicted to legal prescription […]

    • Worker Suffers Fractured Pelvis. Republic Steel Cited for Safety Violations

      Worker Suffers Fractured Pelvis. Republic Steel Cited for Safety Violations

      Republic Steel, headquartered in Canton, Ohio, manufacturers and delivers special bar quality steel to automakers, farm equipment makers, and other companies in need of steel products. They have additional locations in Lorain and Massillon Ohio, as well as in New […]

    • Ohio Auto Insulation Manufacturer Cited for Violations of Machine Safety Procedures

      Ohio Auto Insulation Manufacturer Cited for Violations of Machine Safety Procedures

      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited Autoneum North America, a parts supplier for the automotive industry with operations near Toledo, Ohio, for violations of machine safety procedures after investigating an injury that occurred in December 2016. OSHA […]

    • Increase in Traffic Accident Deaths Partially Blamed on Smartphones

      Increase in Traffic Accident Deaths Partially Blamed on Smartphones

      The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) recently released a report indicating that traffic accidents are increasing faster than they have in decades. According to Robert Gordon, representing the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, deadly auto accidents have increased by […]

    • Employer Indicted for Manslaughter in Boston Trench-Collapse Deaths

      Employer Indicted for Manslaughter in Boston Trench-Collapse Deaths

      On October 21, 2016, two men were working on a construction site in a 12-foot deep trench when the trench collapsed, trapping them in the soil. The collapse caused damage to an adjacent fire hydrant supply line and the trench […]

    • Nissan Works to Reduce Driver Distraction with Signal Shield

      Nissan Works to Reduce Driver Distraction with Signal Shield

      With distracted driving becoming more pervasive on our roadways, many people are looking to tech companies to present solutions. Developers are under pressure to create new applications that help reduce or even prohibit cell phone functionality when the user is […]

    • Event Data Recorders in Large Truck Crashes: Helpful Data to Reconstruct the Crash

      Event Data Recorders in Large Truck Crashes: Helpful Data to Reconstruct the Crash

      After an airplane crash, investigators often focus on finding the “black box,” which is an event data recorder (EDR) that can help provide important clues as to what happened right before the plane went down. Many commercial 18-wheeler trucks and […]

    • AFL-CIO Report Indicates Workers Still at Risk on the Job

      AFL-CIO Report Indicates Workers Still at Risk on the Job

      The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) compiles a report each year on the number of deaths on the job in America. Their 2017 edition of the report, “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect” […]

    • Polaris Recalls Another 55,000 ATVs Because of Burn and Crash Hazards

      Polaris Recalls Another 55,000 ATVs Because of Burn and Crash Hazards

      Polaris has recently announced two more recalls affecting their all-terrain and ranger recreational vehicles. Together, the new recalls affect about 55,000 vehicles. On March 21, 2017, the company recalled about 19,200 Sportsman 850 and 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) because of […]

    • Distracted Driving Citations Up in Pennsylvania

      Distracted Driving Citations Up in Pennsylvania

      Life360, a family location application and driving safety service, recently conducted a study of their users to see how much they were using their cell phones while behind the wheel. The in-app driving service includes a feature that provides data […]