April 2012

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Companies Weigh Risks            Distracted driving has emerged over the past five years as perhaps the top road safety priority in the USA.  Now, many businesses concerned about liability issues in the face of new laws and the impact of distraction-related crashes on their bottom line are beginning to develop policies for their fleet drivers. Read More

Claims Spotlight: Mold Claims for Damages Get New Life                                  The problem of mold--that furry, slimy or powdery substance that grows in damp places--just got a lot more dangerous, at least for landlords, co-op and condo boards in New York.  Four years ago legal claims were blocked by a court conclusion saying that scientific evidence that mold caused illness was in dispute. Now that conclusion has been overturned by 3-2 by a five-judge panel and a new wave of lawsuits has begun. Read More 

Repetitive Motion Injuries: Tips to Reduce Stress on the Body                           Repetitive motion injuries are simply the result of overuse of body parts by doing repetitive tasks without providing body parts a chance to rest. From a physical standpoint, repetitive motion injuries damage muscles and tendons and nerve disorders. Read More

Summer Safety: Beware of Dehydration                                                     In simplest terms, dehydration occurs when you lose more water than you take in.  Staying hydrated is important to keep all your body functions working smoothly.  When outdoors in the heat it is important to drink plenty of water. Read More 

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