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June is National Safety Month!

June is National Safety Month!

| May 24, 2017

National Safety Month is just around the corner. Ensuring the safety of yourself and those around you is a vital issue that we want everyone to be aware of, whether that pertains to home safety, work safety, or safety on the road. During this month, our goal is to raise awareness to common safety and […]

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Should you worry about recordkeeping violations from more than six months ago?

Should you worry about recordkeeping violations from more than six months ago?

| May 22, 2017

Businesses must maintain OSHA records for five years.  But since 2012, it has been up in the air how long you can be cited for failing to maintain those records, because OSHA and the courts have been fighting the statute of limitations for recordkeeping violations. In 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. […]

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When can you put booby traps on your property?

When can you put booby traps on your property?

| May 17, 2017

The jerry-rigged booby trap has been a staple of fiction for decades.  Home Alone. Indiana Jones.  Dungeons & Dragons.  And from time to time, a property holder decides that lethal or potentially lethal force is appropriate to try to secure their property.  Someone, whether an intruder, a guest, or the landowner, gets hurt (or killed), […]

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month!

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month!

| April 4, 2017

Distracted driving is defined as any activity that can divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. These distractions include text messaging, making phone calls, sending emails, eating or drinking, etc. Although these are activities that should be done on their own, many people find that they can multi-task while they are […]

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Workplace injuries and fatalities

Workplace injuries and fatalities

| February 6, 2017

Every day, dozens of workers in the United States face a risk of getting injured in the workplace due to various factors such as dangerous objects, electrocution, slippery floors, etc. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a total of 4,836 workers died from a work-related injury in 2015, which is the highest annual figure […]

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Holiday Fire Hazards (and how to avoid them!)

Holiday Fire Hazards (and how to avoid them!)

| December 19, 2016

The holidays are meant for spending time with loved ones, celebrations and get-togethers, and spreading cheer. Holiday fire hazards at home, however, can pose a threat to this time of joy. December is the most common month for home fires, mostly due to Christmas trees, candles, decorations, and cooking. Fortunately, most holiday fires are preventable. It is […]

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Accident in Parking Lot – Who’s Liable?

Accident in Parking Lot – Who’s Liable?

| December 15, 2016

There is a lot of legalese you see every day. For instance, if there’s a parking lot sign saying “Management is not responsible for damage to your car or its contents”– does it actually mean the management isn’t responsible? Do these signs actually establish legal obligations? Here’s the answer. Usually, parking lot owners aren’t responsible […]

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