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Bounce houses: Are they safe?

If you have children, you know that birthdays are a big deal, and you have likely held a birthday party or two at your Pennsylvania home. While clowns were once a party staple, today's birthday entertainment often includes a bounce castle or another type of inflatable funhouse. They are also known as moon bounces, bouncers, jumpers and a variety of other names. Whatever you call them, they are great fun and children love them. However, they do come with some risks that you should know about if you are considering such a rental.

Using vigilance to eliminate workplace slips, trips and falls

For every Pennsylvania business, having hard-working employees who are committed to the company mission is an imperative part of effective organizational processes. Without talented employees, businesses simply cannot thrive and succeed. Part of a company's efforts to maintain an effective team of workers is creating an environment that is conducive to productivity. Perhaps the most important step in this process is eliminating hazards and keeping the environment clean and well-maintained to avoid unnecessary injuries from happening. 

How does the FDA handle a product recall?

Product recalls happen all the time. You have probably heard about them on television, radio or through other media sources in Pennsylvania. When they happen, they are often issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. The FDA regulates common consumer products including food, medications, medical devices and cosmetics.  

Elderly woman dies after airport fall, family sues

For families with disabled loved ones in Pennsylvania, one of the primary concerns they have is the safety and support of their family members who require assistance. While many public entities go to great lengths to accommodate disabled individuals and provide reliable help, there are times when lapses in communication, general oversight and even carelessness can result in the injury of those who rely on the vigilance of others to stay safe. 

How can I avoid a slip-and-fall accident?

As the temperatures drop and snow and ice accumulate on the ground in Carnegie, the risk of slip-and-fall accidents increases. Many people underestimate their safety when walking on various surfaces, especially during the cold season. Slip-and-fall accidents can cause serious injury. In 2014, 31,959 people died in unintentional fall accidents, states the Centers for Disease Control. 

What is premises liability in a slip-and-fall accident?

Many people in Carnegie assume that when they become injured on someone else’s property, they have the right to hold them accountable for damages. According to FindLaw, that is the basis of premises liability. However, there are certain requirements that must be met validate a person’s claim.

Important takeaways from the Sturgis Rally

For motorcycle riders in the Midwest, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is a premier summer event. Hundreds of thousands of riders descend on South Dakota for the two week event. While many news reports are about how many arrests are made and citations given, it is still a good time for a reminder of the tips that can keep riders safe.