National Safety Month is Here

Every day 107,000 injuries occur in the U.S. and the goal of National Safety Month is to reduce that number. Injury and death is a risk for everyone regardless of age, class, race, or location. So, this article is intended to raise awareness of the risk of serious injury and how to prevent it. Facts […]

Zombie Awareness Month: Basic Zombie Safety Tips

In celebration of Zombie Awareness Month, we bring you some basic safety tips for preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Gather Your Emergency Supplies Prepare for a complete breakdown of services. You’ll need supplies for sheltering in place as well as a kit for evacuation. Supplies you will need include: Fully stocked fist aid kit. Don’t […]

Have Kids Under 6? Don’t Allow Laundry Pods in Your Home

Laundry pod poisoning is so common and so dangerous that people with children under six years old are now advised to keep them out of the house entirely. A recent study found that more than there were more than 22,000 calls to poison control centers regarding children under the age of six exposed to laundry […]

Poka-Yoke is No Joke: Product Defects Hurting Business, Customers

Poka-yoke is a brilliant concept that protects businesses and consumers. It is a Japanese term for mistake-proofing. Poka-yoke aims to prevent foreseeable human error. The term is often used in manufacturing, but it applies to end-use products, too. For instance, your microwave oven will not start unless the door is closed. That’s poka-yoke. It protects […]

4 Ways That Spring Cleaning Can Kill You

Just knowing that spring cleaning can kill you is a good excuse to skip it, but for those who choose to brave the dangerous task, here are four deadly cleaning dangers, and how to avoid them. Deadly Fumes Never mix bleach with anything. You may already know that mixing bleach and ammonia creates a deadly […]

Celebrating Earth Day and the Biggest Legal Wins for the Planet

In the 46 years since the first Earth Day, we have seen a lot of accomplishments. Whether we will succeed in salvaging the habitability of the planet, or if William Burroughs was right and our only chance of survival is in space, remains to be seen. But as we celebrate our 47th Earth Day, let’s […]

Space Heater Fires

Space heaters are deceptively dangerous products – so much so that the National Fire Protection Association estimates that about a third of house fires in the United States each year are caused by portable space heaters. Space heater fires commonly result in death or serious injury because they are particularly likely to occur late at […]

Attractive Nuisance

Children possess natural curiosity, a quality that can be both charming and dangerous. The “attractive nuisance doctrine” is a legal concept, designed to protect curious children, that makes it easier to sue a property owner for an injury sustained by a child on his property, even if the child was trespassing at the time of […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and while awareness about traumatic brain injuries has risen in the past few years due to an increasing amount of scrutiny in the media and professional sports, it should be noted that brain injury victims are not just limited to athletes. Many soldiers also suffer traumatic brain injuries as […]