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Slip and Fall Injuries Common in Autumn

November 13th, 2015

Man lying on autumn leavesWhen most people think of slips and falls and a specific season, they think of winter. It’s important to know that there are two major culprits of slip and fall injuries surrounding us right now. Firmly into autumn, leaves are falling and daylight is reduced. Either of these things can greatly heighten your chance of a slip and fall injury. Here’s how.

Not only are leaves coating the ground and making it difficult to see what we are walking … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury, Safety Tips

How to Make It a Safe Autumn

November 9th, 2015

Autumn is a favorite time of year for many people. Unfortunately, it is also a time of year when people let safety concerns slip to the side. As summer winds down and activities come to a halt, we forget that we may still be in danger of injury. Don’t let the cooler weather make you forget the importance of keeping your family safe. Follow these tips to have a happy and healthy fall season.

1. Service the Furnace
It’s a … Read more

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Severe Weather Boating Tips

October 26th, 2015

ship in rough watersYou pulled out of port, intent on a tranquil day sailing the high sea. What you ran into was anything but. Every skipper must understand that they may run into unexpectedly rough waters. Whether from a mild rain storm or a hurricane, choppy waters are common enough that a good boater knows how to handle them.

Remember that your safety and the safety of those aboard your vessel is solely up to you. Knowing how to handle any kind of … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Man Overboard: Do Not Act Foolishly On Your Cruise

October 21st, 2015

carnival freedom cruise shipCruises are popular vacations. The ability to float about the ocean in a vessel that amounts to its own city is exhilarating, and it is the holiday of choice for many Americans. When a cruise ship is involved in an accident or has a mass illness on board, it always makes news. But what really happens when someone falls overboard, and how common is it? Not as common as you may think.

According to statistics, there were only 245 reported Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Preparing for Roadside Emergencies

October 19th, 2015

Usage of flares to attract helpEvery car on the road should contain an emergency kit, but very few do. Does yours? If not, now is the perfect time to put one together. As the fall and winter creep upon us, making sure that you are prepared for an accident or any other emergency situation is as important as ever. Use this article as a sort of refresher on getting yourself prepared for anything the road can throw at you.

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Respect Your Non-Motorized Vessel

October 19th, 2015

two girls paddling a boatWe have talked frequently about power boats and larger vessels. We have discussed safety and the equipment you need to have on board. But what about smaller boats? Small craft boats like canoes and rowboats can be as dangerous as their more powerful cousins. If you think that riding in a non-motorized boat means you are free to goof off, you are wrong.

It is important to remember that water is water. It doesn’t matter what type of vessel you … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Be a Responsible Boater

October 9th, 2015

boats keeping ecosystem safePeople are not the only ones who can get hurt while boating. While some stop to consider wildlife and the environment, others do not. Part of being a responsible boater includes being knowledgeable about the environment or area you will be boating in. Use these tips to do your part to keep local ecosystems safe.

Sensitive Areas

Do you know the sensitive areas in your favorite boating locales? A sensitive area is one that can cause damage to your … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Sharing the Water Safely

October 7th, 2015

scuba diver teaching water safetyIt is a very rare afternoon that you take your boat out and are all alone on the water. If you do not know how to share the water with others safely, you are putting yourself, your passengers, and everyone on the water at risk. Follow these tips to share the water safely with other boaters out enjoying a beautiful day.

When you are approached by a non-motorized vessel, it is your job, as the operator of a boat with … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Boating During the Cold Weather

September 30th, 2015

safety measures of fishing during winterAs the temperatures begin to drop to more comfortable levels, we are reminded that winter will soon be upon us. While some boaters will pack it in for the season, others will brave the cold temperatures and head out on the water in hope for at least one more good haul. If you are planning on fishing during the cold weather months, there are some things that you need to consider in order to stay safe.

Buoys Will Change

The … Read more

Posted In: Boating Accident, Safety Tips

Autumn Safety and Your Home

September 28th, 2015

Beautiful house surrounded by Autumn treesThe crisp night air is moving in. Soon, cooler weather during the day will follow. As you put pumpkins on your stoop and skeletons on your entry door, it is time to take a closer look at your home. Fall brings with it specific safety dangers that you may not have considered. When you take the time to inspect your home, you make it safer for your family and guests.

Smoke Alarms

When was the last time you made sure … Read more

Posted In: Safety Tips

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