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    • Safety Advocates Warn of the Dangers of Drugged-Driving on “High Holiday”

      Safety Advocates Warn of the Dangers of Drugged-Driving on “High Holiday”

      April 20th is a holiday for marijuana fans, often called the “4/20 high holiday.” Believed to have been started during a Grateful Dead concert, it’s now celebrated by college students and marijuana enthusiasts who gather at 4:20 p.m. on April […]

    • Diesel Exhaust Linked with Increased Risk of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

      Diesel Exhaust Linked with Increased Risk of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that diesel exhaust is a mixture of gases and particulates produced during the combustion of diesel fuel, and that workers exposed to diesel exhaust “face the risk of health effects ranging from […]

    • IIHS Releases New Rating System on Backup Safety Technology

      IIHS Releases New Rating System on Backup Safety Technology

      According to research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), backup cameras increase safety, but some work better than others. The IIHS worked with the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) and found that the combination of a rear view […]

    • WV Intermediate Court of Appeals Waste of Taxpayer Money

      WV Intermediate Court of Appeals Waste of Taxpayer Money

      On February 15, 2018, the West Virginia Senate passed a bill (SB 341) that would create a new intermediate appeals court in the state. The bill was passed with a 23-11 vote. Proponents say that the new court would guarantee […]

    • 4 Precautions to Take After an Accident with an 18-Wheeler

      4 Precautions to Take After an Accident with an 18-Wheeler

      The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), states that in 2015—the last year for which data are available—4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes. This was an 8 percent increase over 2014, and a 26 percent increase […]

    • AAA Study Shows Even Hands-Free Phones Distracting

      AAA Study Shows Even Hands-Free Phones Distracting

      We’ve been reading about distracted driving for a while now and we know that using a cell phone behind the wheel is dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that each day in the U.S., about 9 people […]

    • Was the Drilling Company Negligent in Five Oil-Rig Deaths?

      Was the Drilling Company Negligent in Five Oil-Rig Deaths?

      On Monday, January 22, 2018, an explosion rocked an oil rig south of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Reports showed that 16 employees escaped with minor injuries, with one employee airlifted to a nearby hospital with burn injuries. Five more employees, however, were […]

    • Ohio Contractor Exposes Roofers to Fall Hazards

      Ohio Contractor Exposes Roofers to Fall Hazards

      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited Ohio roofing contractor, Casey Bortles, for safety violations. They found that the contractor was not protecting his employees from falls and other hazards, and proposed penalties of $91,629. Bortles has been […]

    • Georgia Couple Settles with Bakery Equipment Co. for $2M Over Amputation Injury

      Georgia Couple Settles with Bakery Equipment Co. for $2M Over Amputation Injury

      According to the American Association for Justice, a Georgia man and his wife recently reached a $2 million settlement agreement prior to trial with Bakeryequipment.com, Inc., an online supplier of new and used bakery equipment and parts. The plaintiffs claimed […]

    • After Two Employees Injured, Ohio Company Cited for Safety Violations

      After Two Employees Injured, Ohio Company Cited for Safety Violations

      The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited the NOX Corporation, which designs and manufacturers luxury vinyl tile flooring, for machine safety violations. The company is headquartered in South Korea, but it was the Ohio facility, which was recently […]