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Category Archives: Public Safety

4 Ways to Make Halloween More Safe for Trick-or-Treaters

1. Create a wide, clutter-free walkway From floor-grazing capes to sight-shielding masks, many Halloween costumes put kids at risk of tripping and bumping into things. Same thing for gauzy white spiderwebs stretched over your sidewalk. They might look super cool, but when you consider the consequences of an over-decorated walkway, it’s worth it to stick […]

16 Random Things You Cannot Carry On To A Plane

The TSA’s list of items that are not carry-on approved is very interesting. Air passengers in the U.S. are generally aware of the usual items not allowed in carry-on bags ― guns, knives, liquids in quantities greater than 3.4 ounces. But even the most seasoned traveler may not know about some of the more seemingly […]

Safety tips for traveling with dogs

It’s a fact: dogs love car rides! A quick excursion to the grocery store or a long family trip across state lines can be a dog’s greatest adventure. They sit up, taking in the world around them, wagging their tails. Of course, dogs, like infants and kids, are your family members. And much like there’s […]

All Sexual Harassment is wrong, when does it become illegal?

I am being constantly harassed by someone at work. He is making inappropriate suggestions and comments all the time. What can I do? Sexual harassment at work occurs when an employee makes unwelcome sexual advances toward another employee. These include requests for sexual favors, or other unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. […]

Five Good Tips to Avoid Car Break-Ins

Break-ins can happen no matter where you live. But there are some things you can do to help prevent them. And one may even save you money. Get a little peace of mind with these 5 simple tips for avoiding a break-in. 1. Keep it clean First and foremost: leave NOTHING in the car. Not […]

New Bill Hits Parents With A $1,000 Fine For Smoking With Kids In Car

For ages people didn’t believe that second-hand smoke could actually hurt bystanders. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that approximately 2.5 million people have died from second-hand smoke in the United States since 1964! Second-hand smoke can cause many illnesses, not just lung cancer — and it’s particularly terrible for kids. […]

Faulty Military Earplugs Causing Hearing Loss – You may be entitled to compensation

If you or a loved one are a U.S. military service member, veteran or contractor who was deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan between 2003 and 2015 and have been diagnosed with partial or total hearing loss or suffer from tinnitus, you may have a claim against 3M.   __________________________________________________________________________________ Servicemembers and former servicemembers may be […]

Walmart’s Legal Shakedown of Shoplifters

The 23-year-old man and his fiancée were accused of shoplifting at the Portage Walmart in May. They were approached by one of Walmart’s asset protection personnel and taken to a back room in the store. They were told that a security video clearly shows they undercharged or didn’t scan a few items at a self-checkout […]

Knowing the Signs of Elder Abuse

As U.S. Population Ages, Reports of Nursing Home Abuse Also on the Rise Protect the elderly in your life by learning the signs of elder abuse. National data on cases of abuse in America’s 15,600-plus nursing homes and other elder-care programs is hard to come by. But several recent studies by government investigators, advocacy groups […]

Is the bike helmet worn by you or your child REALLY safe?

New testing shows that not all bicycle helmets protect people in the same way, and that price is not a good guide for buying a helmet, researchers said Tuesday. A joint project at Virginia Tech with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that standard testing required by the Consumer Product Safety Commission doesn’t find […]

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