Is Your Child Exposed to Asbestos at School?

While there have been strides in asbestos education over the last several decades, and some changes have been made in how asbestos is used, there are still way too many schools that have asbestos in various forms in their buildings. Asbestos exposure can lead to the development of terminal illness, including mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma, the […]

Have You Heard of the “Dutch Reach”? It Saves Lives!

With all the technological advances in our cars today, driving should be safer than ever before. We have forward collision warning systems, blind spot monitoring systems, emergency braking, rearview cameras, and even self-driving cars. There certainly is no shortage of automotive safety technology available today, and as such, drivers are relying on these bells and […]

Spanish-Speaking Man Dies at Theme Park; Wasn’t Able to Read Ride Warnings

Jose Calderón Arana had been enjoying the day at Universal Islands of Adventure, a theme park in Orlando, Florida that opened in May 1999 and converted from Universal Studios Florida into the Universal Orlando Resort. The park’s slogan is “Vacation Like You Mean It,” and that’s exactly what Mr. Arana was doing with his family on […]

Don’t Get Stranded with No Money When Travelling

If you are planning to travel make sure your money stays safe and available to you while you are on the road. Having your cash and cards stolen when you are away from home can be a nightmare. Discovering that you can’t use your cards when you reach your destination or while you are en […]

Workers’ Compensation for First Responders with PTSD

You may find this shocking but, in most states, firefighters, police officers, EMTs and other first responders who are diagnosed with PTSD are forced to prove that the condition is job-related in order to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. A few states have changed that, making PTSD a presumptive condition for first responders. That means, if […]

Texas’ State Ban on Texting While Driving Falls Way Short

It’s a well-known fact that distracted driving accounts for a huge number of accidents across the United States. Pedestrians and bikers are particularly vulnerable, but other motorists are also at substantial risk. Texas enacted a law nearly 15 months ago in an effort to combat distracted driving. But, how effective has it really been? Where […]

Trump Administration De-Regulatory Agenda Threatens Worker Safety

When Donald Trump ran for President in 2016, it was as a champion of blue collar, working Americans. It set him apart in the Republican primary, when he successfully out-flanked GOP rivals who ran on the usual Republican supply-side talking points. And that pose – while always of questionable sincerity – worked well enough in […]

Medicaid Should Pay for Drug Treatment, Say Senators

There’s no question that the United States is in the midst of a drug addiction epidemic the likes of which this country has never seen with the class of drugs known collectively as “opioids.” Opioid use and abuse is rampant, and drug overdoses, often resulting in death, are happening in virtually every neighborhood in the […]

Autism and Safety: A Mother’s Guide to Preventing Wandering

Approximately 90% of parents of children with autism report that their child has wandered from home, school or daycare at least one time. Sadly, the leading cause of death for people with autism is wandering, of those deaths, 90% of children drown. Children with autism often lack safety awareness skills and are, unfortunately, drawn to […]