December 2018 Archives

Elevators and escalators: A threat to workers and users

It is a common trope in horror movies to see someone get hurt in an elevator or pulled into the gears of an escalator. You might think that these are extreme situations made for movies, but the reality is that these types of accidents do happen. People get hurt in elevators and on escalators many times each year.

Dealing with aggressive drivers in New York

Road rage is a frequent cause of accidents. That's why drivers will want to follow a few tips for diffusing aggression. For starters, one should always remain calm. Honking the horn, flashing the high beams or making inflammatory hand gestures at the offending driver will only make matters worse. Drivers are encouraged to find their own unique strategy for keeping calm: for example, listening to classical can relieve stress.

3 tips for preventing nursing home injuries

When you place a loved one into a nursing home, it's with the expectation that the facility is safe and will provide the care they need to remain healthy. The trouble is that not all facilities are the same. Some are more advanced than others, and safety may not always be the most important thing to the facility you choose.

Safety tips for pedestrians

Below are just a few safety tips that pedestrians in New York or anywhere else can easily follow to reduce their risk of accidents. The first tip is to make one's self visible, especially at night and on foggy or rainy days. Pedestrians could wear reflective clothing or carry a flashlight.

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