Month: January 2011

Home Depot Fined $70K

A Home Depot store in San Antonio has been fined over $70K by OSHA.  These proposed penalties have been issued secondary to multiple violations.  The Home Depot store was cited for failing to provide its employees with necessary safety equipment and failing to properly train its employees.    These violations were found to potentially lead to …

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A Blow to Firefighters in Pennsylvania

Governor Ed Rendell in Pennsylvania vetoed a bill that would have provided Worker’s Compensation Coverage to firefighters with cancer.  The bill had overwhelming support from the Pennsylvania Legislature.  http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/11/rendell_vetoes_bill_to_expand.html

UNC Receives Grant for Concussion Research

Some great news for University of North Carolina (UNC) fans, especially those with an interest in brain injury: NFL Charities, the charitable foundation of the National Football League (NFL) owners, has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes at UNC to support concussion research. In addition, the NFL Players Association matched that grant …

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The Most Dangerous Part of Your Drive

Road statistics show that of all normal (and legal) driving maneuvers, the most dangerous is something we do every day:  Making a left turn. Studies of intersection wrecks show that making a right turn caused only 4% of collisions, but making a left turn caused a whopping 50% of intersection collisions. The reason has to …

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