Practices


Controversial FACT Act headed to House floor for vote

March 7, 2017 - The Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017 (FACT Act) or H.R. 906, uses the guise of transparency but in reality poses identity risks to mesothelioma victims and burdensome new... Read More


Sleep deprivation can increase risk for workplace injury

March 2, 2017 - If one in three adults does not get enough sleep, then the problem of industries sacrificing safety due to sleep deprivation is likely widespread. Read More


Takata pleads guilty to criminal wrongdoing over unstable air bags

February 28, 2017 - Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata pleaded guilty Monday to a criminal charge stemming from its faulty air bags. Read More


Tire size is critical to proper vehicle handling

February 23, 2017 - Increasing a tire’s size, known as plus-sizing, too far from the manufacturer recommendation can cause risks. The handling of your car is designed specifically for the size tire listed on... Read More


Cab guard case prompts warning labels on products

February 17, 2017 - If “heavy truck cab guard” is searched on Google, more than 1.5 million results appear. And, at least on the first page, none of those results will tell you that many of them—if not... Read More


Millions still at risk from faulty Takata airbags

February 1, 2017 - Approximately 29 million vehicles in the United States are not as safe as they should be due to manufacturer error, involving a Takata airbag inflator exploding and causing injuries instead... Read More


Cab guard failure verdict highlighted on WSFA

January 23, 2017 - Cab guards are required as front-end structures on 18-wheelers that pull flat beds, trailers and log trailers, and are meant to prevent shifting cargo from contacting the cab of heavy... Read More


Jury finds for family of man killed in log truck crash

January 19, 2017 - A jury in Lowndes County Circuit Court found in favor of the family of Larry Albritton, who was killed Oct. 7, 2013, when he lost control of the log truck he was driving and crashed. Read More


Amid growing concerns, FDA heightens regulatory efforts, U.S. airlines called to act on e-cigarettes’ safety risks

January 12, 2017 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a two-day public workshop in April to discuss the potential safety risks of e-cigarettes, according to The Hill. The announcement comes... Read More


Fatal rollover triggers recall of Textron’s Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles

January 11, 2017 - Textron Specialized Vehicles and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall Jan. 11 of about 1,100 Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles to address serious injury... Read More


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