Increasing poultry plant line speeds risks worker safety

November 16, 2017 - How fast is too fast? It’s a question over which the poultry industry is currently struggling. Some believe line speeds can be safely increased, but others are calling foul. Read More

Beasley Allen lawsuit alleges Chrysler vehicle poses post-crash fire risk

November 8, 2017 - Lawsuit alleges manufacturing defects resulted in a deadly fuel-fed fire after car crash involving Jeep Cherokee. Read More

Can autonomous vehicles drive ethically?

November 2, 2017 - Autonomous vehicles will test the limits of technology, product safety and the law, raising questions about how reliable autonomous vehicles will be—and for whom. Read More

Blind cords can pose strangulation risk to young children

October 24, 2017 - October has been designated Window Covering Safety Month in hopes of raising awareness of safety hazards. An estimated 184 infants and young children were strangled by window cords between... Read More

Smoke alarms save lives, but the type of alarm matters

October 3, 2017 - Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14, focuses on steps consumers nationwide can take to prevent fires, and to stay safe if one occurs. Read More

Honda settles Takata airbag MDL for $605 million

September 1, 2017 - Honda Motor Co. Ltd. agreed Friday to pay $605 million to settle allegations pending in multidistrict litigation (MDL) surrounding exploding Takata airbags. Read More

Takata granted 90-day freeze on litigation, enforcement actions

August 16, 2017 - The freeze will allow Takata to focus on its restructuring under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Read More

Cab Guards: Continued risk

June 28, 2017 - As Beasley Allen discovered through litigation, most cab guards would not stop one average-sized log during a hard braking incident, much less an actual crash. Read More

Cab guards: The deception

June 21, 2017 - Because cab guards are marketed as effective at preventing drivers from being crushed by shifting cargo, thousands of log trucks use cab guards. Few people realize aluminum guards are too... Read More

Cab guards: A history

June 14, 2017 - The earliest concept of a cab guard for heavy trucks, called a “truck driver protection shield,” dates back to at least 1960. Read More

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