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Hospitals are often full of germs and diseases. While they attempt to keep their surroundings clean and sanitized, hospitals can still spread disease and infection to patients. One particularly serious infection is MRSA. This disease is prevalent in many hospitals and nursing homes because it can be easily spread through contact with infected persons or wounds.
Now that the summer has come to an end and the school year has begun, Chicagoland students are getting excited for homecoming season. While homecoming in a fun social event that involves football games, school spirit, and dressing up, it can also be dangerous and lead to serious accidents and injuries.
Some light has recently been shed on the unsavory business tactics being used by many port trucking companies on the west coast. These dangerous trucking company practices, such as forcing employees to work up to 20-hour days and demanding that they falsify their hours of service log books can lead to deadly consequences both for the truck drivers and the motorists with whom they share the road.
Many bicyclists fail to realize how dangerous riding their bike on the sidewalks can be. They can believe that riding on the sidewalk is safer because the sidewalk is separated from motorized traffic. But, motorists often have their eyes on the road and are extremely likely to miss bicyclists, especially at intersections and driveways.
Takata Corporation is a Japanese airbag maker that many auto manufacturers use. Takata’s airbags have been know to rupture and spray pieces of metal onto drivers and passengers in the front seat to cause bruises, vision loss, severe lacerations, and even death. Although the first issues with these airbags began in 2004, Takata waited until 2008 to announce a recall.
Self-driving vehicles can lead to safer roadways and less accidents because unlike humans, they do not drink, use drugs, feel tired, or succumb to road rage. Self-driving vehicles have far better vision and faster response times than humans. However, automated safety features in cars are not a replacement for driver caution.
Wallet Hub recently conducted a study analyzing the teen-driving environment in all 50 states. They used three key dimensions that include safety, economic environment, and driving laws. Fortunately, Illinois was ranked as one of the safest states for teen drivers ranking third overall behind New York and Oregon.
A new study by the National Transportation Safety Board states that speeding has significantly contributed to the increase of traffic-related deaths in the United States. The study, which examined United States passenger vehicle accidents from 2005 through 2014, discovered that speeding was a factor in 112,580 deaths or approximately 31 percent of all traffic fatalities.
Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs, have been on the market for approximately a decade. These devices were introduced as a safe smoking alternative to cigarettes since they contain fewer chemicals than traditional cigarettes. However, over the years, it has become known that e-cigarettes may actually be as harmful as regular tobacco products.
When you’ve been in an accident, you may think it’s best to call your insurance company and have them take care of everything for you. But a settlement offer from an insurance company is meant to save the company as much money as possible, rather than fully cover your injuries, property damage, and mental anguish.
Workplace safety training is one of the most important aspects of a job, and yet it is often rushed or overlooked completely. To avoid serious or potentially fatal injuries, employers should ensure that all employees receive extensive training for their jobs and follow up with refresher courses annually.
Devices that use or generate electricity to transform it into motion, heat, light, or another form of energy are known as electrical devices. Some examples of popular electrical devices include vacuums, toasters, lightbulbs, space heaters, and heating blankets. While electrical devices are meant to make your life easier, some of these devices can make your life more difficult ...
Motorcycles often make drivers nervous because they are smaller than other vehicles and tougher to spot. In addition, they don’t have airbags, seat belts, and other safety devices that are typically found in cars and trucks. To learn more about how to drive safely around motorcycles, read our list of tips below.
Although motorcyclists cannot control the actions of car and truck drivers, they can practice certain safety precautions to avoid potentially dangerous situations. If you are a motorcyclist, the motorcycle safety tips below can help reduce the risk of accidents to keep yourself as well as other motorists safe on the road.
Safe driving is especially important if you have a baby in the car. To assist you in becoming the safest parent you can be while behind the wheel, Staver Law Group has compiled this handy list of tips. By following these tips, you can make driving safely with a baby a reality. In the event that you get into an accident with a baby in the car, contact Staver Law Group at to spe ...
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