The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) reported that toys sent kids to the ER (emergency room) every few minutes. Of these toy accidents, riding toys such as bikes, scooters, skateboards, and skates were responsible for 42 percent of the toy-related injuries.
You are ready to leave in your vehicle, and your pet is safely restrained either by harness or other safety device. Everything should be fine. But is it? Not according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Brain injuries are the result of a significant percentage of car crash fatalities. Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can also be life-changing for victims who survive, as damage to the brain can affect all aspects of your health. Symptoms of TBI range from cognitive impairment to personality and mood changes to ringing in the ears. Some patients with severe brain injuries are permanently restricted in their abilities, and others may need to re-learn basic life tasks.
Motorcycles, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA), were detected by blind-spot monitoring systems significantly later (26 percent) than passenger vehicles. This was particularly true when motorcyclists were traveling at higher speeds. Some of the time, the systems completely missed motorcycles.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) chairman Elliot Kaye said in 2015, “The industry's voluntary guidelines and improvements are not working.” Currently there still are no mandatory standards in place for window blind safety.
The National Elevator Industry Association (NEI) reports that there are an estimated 35 thousand escalators and 900 thousand elevators in the United States. The majority of them are located in commercial, retail and public buildings such as airports and hospitals.
An agreement announced Monday, November 9, 2015 following an August 2014 lawsuit filed against U.S. Soccer, U.S. Youth Soccer, the American Youth Soccer Organization, U.S. Club Soccer and the California Youth Soccer Association includes reforms to improve concussion awareness for everyone including coaches, referees, parents and players in youth soccer, along with some uniform concussion management and return-to-play protocols, according to CNN.
Traumatic brain injury is one of the most devastating injuries a victim can endure. Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is common among victims injured in motor vehicle collisions or injured as a result of a fall. TBI causes symptoms ranging from mood changes and impaired memory to seizures and ringing in the ears, and treating the condition and its symptoms is often very difficult. Now, however, Breakthroughs describes a new drug that may show some promise in the treatment of TBI.
An estimated 3 million commercial truck and bus drivers are covered under a new government rule, announced December 10, 2015, requiring them to electronically record their driving hours. This new rule was adopted to enforce regulations to help prevent driver fatigue.