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My Fears and My Son During Teen Driver Safety Week

My Fears and My Son During Teen Driver Safety Week

​Blog – Recently my professional knowledge and my personal life collided. It was something I had prepared for, but knowing what is coming doesn't make it less scary.

Here is what I knew:

One of the most dangerous things we do …
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News Outlets Misstate Facts on Shooting Deaths

News Outlets Misstate Facts on Shooting Deaths

​Blog – The Las Vegas shooting has dominated the headlines over the past week, and news outlets typically give gun-related deaths priority coverage. But, although shootings are newsworthy, that doesn't necessarily mean they have become more common.

A number of news outlets, using …
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How We Can Manufacture Safety?

How We Can Manufacture Safety?

​Blog – Manufacturing Day will be marked on Friday, Oct. 6, to promote what manufacturing is and what opportunities exist within the industry. For us at the National Safety Council, Manufacturing Day is a chance to discuss how…
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Fundamentals of Car Seat Safety Matter for Every Ride

Fundamentals of Car Seat Safety Matter for Every Ride

​Blog – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated Sept. 17 – 23, 2017, as Child Passenger Safety Week, and the basics of child passenger safety are more important than ever. While great strides have been made in recent decades, motor vehicle crashes remain a lead…
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Fall Prevention: It's Not Just For Seniors

Fall Prevention: It's Not Just For Seniors

​Blog – Falls and fall injuries are a chronic problem in America.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls have been the No. 1 cause of emergency room visits since 2001, and falls are the Read More

Sports Injuries Behind Many Opioid Addictions

Sports Injuries Behind Many Opioid Addictions

​Blog – There is an old saying that goes like this: When you find yourself in a hole, your first step is to stop digging.

This thinking makes a lot of sense to me as I survey the nation's opioid epidemic. At this moment, we can project that five dozen people will die today fro…
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Can Technology Put the Brakes on Violence?

Can Technology Put the Brakes on Violence?

​As if 100+ deaths on U.S. highways every day isn't horrific enough, we are all too often reading and hearing about cars being intentionally used as weapons and seeing unbelievable images of victims on sidewalks that have been turned into killing fields.

Unfortunately, t…
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Three Things You Need to Know as You Prepare for the Solar Eclipse

Three Things You Need to Know as You Prepare for the Solar Eclipse

​​​Blog ​ On Aug. 21, the moon will move between the Earth and the sun and, for the first time in nearly a century, residents in all 50 states will be treated to Read More

Why We Pursued Safety Recognition

Why We Pursued Safety Recognition

​Blog – The staffing industry can be a complex one, with staffing agencies, client companies and employees all having slightly different perspectives and needs, but everyone benefits from safety.

It's this mindset that spurred my company, Helpmates, to become the Read More

Series of Safety Failures Led to London's Deadliest Fire in 100 Years

Series of Safety Failures Led to London's Deadliest Fire in 100 Years

​Blog – When one person suffers a preventable injury or death, it is a tragedy. When 80 people do, it leaves you in shock.

This is the situation faced by Londoners after the deadly fire in the 24-story Grenfell Tower on June 14. Though investigations are still under way, police of…
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