Safety Tips

‘Tis the Season of Pothole Related Accidents, What You Need to Know

Pothole accidents are extremely common in late winter and early spring as there are regular fluctuations in temperature. Potholes are generally caused by environmental factors such as heat, rain, ice and snow. These conditions erode the pavement and create cracks, which can be difficult to safely walk or drive over.

All parents want to keep their children safe no matter how young or old they are.  When children mature into teenagers they are presented with new dangers, as parents it’s our job to stay informed so that we can encourage our children to make good decisions- especially behind the wheel. If you have a young driver at home consider the following:

According to experts, each year an average of 37 children die from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside vehicles. In a memorable demonstration, Los Angeles police officers gathered with local representatives and set up two cars – one with the windows closed and one with them cracked – to demonstrate just how fast each car heats up inside that could potentially be fatal to anyone inside.

July 4th Firework Safety Tips

Many New Yorkers will conclude Independence Day celebrating with fireworks. It’s not a surprise the number of reported injuries related to fireworks is much higher around July 4th, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

If you plan to light off fireworks, the National Council on Fireworks Safety urges consumers to be ‘fireworks smart’ before, during and after their fireworks display.

Before Lighting Fireworks

Those of us who call Upstate New York home are accustomed to severe weather that causes wide-spread, and sometimes prolonged, power outages. Many New Yorkers use generators to power their homes while waiting for power to be restored. When doing so, it is important to remember that although your generator may feel like a life-saver, using one without being aware of the risks can be life-threatening. Below are safety tips from experts:

Teen smoking

Chances are you’re unfamiliar with the term ‘JUULing’ (we were too, until recently). A JUUL is an e-cigarette that looks very similar to a USB drive. Unlike a traditional cigarette, the discreet smoking device produces a sweet and fruity smell. Because JUULs don’t look or smell like cigarettes teens are able to get away with smoking just about anywhere. 

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Asbestos, one of the most recognized toxic chemicals used in the U.S. and abroad, kills an estimated 13,500-16,000 Americans each year*. Although Asbestos is known to cause an array of health issues, including lung cancer, asbestosis, asbestos pleural disease, and mesothelioma, but surprisingly the number of imported goods containing asbestos has actually increased in recent years. 

An aggressive driver

According to Safemotorist.com 66% of traffic fatalities are caused by some form of aggressive driving. Examples of aggressive driving include speeding, trying to beat a red light, and tailgating because the driver in front of you is driving too slow.

Here are some tips to prevent aggressive driving, and to keep you and others safer on the road:

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