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  • Who is at Fault if Someone is Injured While Sledding on Private Property?

    - January 24, 2018

    With snow comes the fun of winter activities: ice skating, skiing, sledding and more. When you go to a ski resort or ice skating rink, you know that the owner and operator take on a certain amount of legal responsibility for the condition of their property. But what about sledding?…

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  • Why You Should Never Follow a Truck Too Closely

    - January 17, 2018

    When one vehicle follows another too closely, it is referred to as tailgating. When you are driving a passenger car, having somebody tailgating you is both annoying and dangerous, and often leads to a completely preventable accident. But commercial drivers who operate enormous 18-wheel vehicles know that having a car…

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  • Top-5 Vehicle Maintenance Tips for Winter Driving

    - January 10, 2018

    Winter driving means you need to be extra alert. Not only are conditions treacherous, but you can’t be sure about what other drivers are going to do, or what their level of preparation or driving skill may be. In order to make sure your vehicle is operating at peak condition…

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  • Truckers’ Failure to Remove Snow From Trailers Can Lead to Accidents and Death

    - January 04, 2018

    Have you ever seen a sheet of ice or snow go flying off of a tractor trailer? It’s a frightening sight and one that’s all too common for highway drivers following snowy cold weather or ice storms. When the “snow torpedo” lands on open road, it’s a dangerous distraction that…

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  • Does Using Your GPS Count as Distracted Driving?

    - January 02, 2018

    The dangers of distracted driving have become a hot topic among drivers of all ages and all levels of experience. Though the latest and most frequently blamed culprit is cell phone use, the truth is that distracted driving has been a major factor in car accidents since people abandoned the…

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  • Why You Should Always Clear Snow and Ice from Your Roof

    - December 29, 2017

    Winters seem to be getting harsher with each passing year, and it’s tempting to just stay inside and hibernate until spring. Unfortunately, if you’re a homeowner or business owner responsible for a property, that means you’re also responsible for clearing snow and ice from your roof in order to prevent…

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  • SIDS – Advances in Prevention

    - December 28, 2017

    SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is one of the most devastating and heartbreaking events that a family can experience. Roughly 3,000 infants die each year while they are asleep, and though there have been some advances in our understanding of the causes, there has been no decrease in the…

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  • Do Home Filters Help Protect Against Lead in Water?

    - December 25, 2017

    Lead poisoning can be devastating. It happens as a result of lead building up in the body over a period of time, and its impacts can be permanent. It is particularly damaging to babies exposed before birth and in children, but it can also be dangerous for adults. Lead poisoning can…

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  • How to File Your Workers’ Comp Claim to Get Temporary Disability Benefits

    - December 20, 2017

    Most people have heard of workers’ compensation, but don’t know what it is or how it works. Workers’ compensation is an insurance policy provided by your employer. You don’t fill out an application or take any physical exams to be covered, and you don’t need to know anything about it…

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  • 7 Rungs of Ladder Safety

    - December 14, 2017

    Of all the injuries that can occur on the job, ladder accidents are among the most common and the most deadly. Approximately 200 American construction workers die each year following ladder accidents, and 10,000 more are injured by serious falls from ladders. Though workers’ compensation is there to provide for…

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