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Fireworks Safety Tips

Although fireworks are legal in most places in South Carolina, they can be incredibly dangerous. Because fireworks cause a high risk for burns, eye injuries, and fires, the National Safety Council (NSC) and the National Fire Protection Association advise people to enjoy firework displays conducted by professionals, instead of setting them off in your own Read More

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More Complaints about Honda Accord Hybrid Fuel Economy

Recent reviews are showing that many new owners of 2018 and 2019 Honda Accord Hybrids are not getting the fuel economy they expected when they bought their Honda Accord Hybrids. Honda advertises that the 2018 model gets 47 city/47 highway MPG, and the 2019 model gets 48city/48 highway MPG. Some reviewers have even given five Read More

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Is Honda Falsely Advertising the MPG on the New Accord Hybrid?

Purchasers of the 2018 and 2019 Honda Accord Hybrids have been surprised to find out that their new Accord Hybrid are not getting the gas mileage that was advertised by Honda. Honda’s website advertises the 2018 model getting 47 city, and 47 highway miles per gallon (MPG), and advertises the 2019 model getting 48 city Read More

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Share the Road: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

How appropriate that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, during which the Grand Strand features two major motorcycle rallies. This time of year, South Carolina Highway Department (SCDP) responds to more motorcycle wrecks than at any other time of year. The Grand Strand Medical Center trauma team is getting ready for “bike month”, making sure Read More

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Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Prevent Work Accidents

There are many occupational hazards that employees are exposed to daily. Surprisingly, one that is often overlooked is not a chemical or a machine – it’s sleep deprivation. Per the National Sleep Foundation, sleep deprivation “increases the likelihood of a workplace accident by 70%. The effects of fatigue have often been compared to the effects Read More

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Investigation on Additional 12.3 Million Vehicles for Airbag Malfunction

Malfunctioning Takata Airbags have been in the news since 2001, with the first recalls by Isuzu. According to NPR, this has been the largest ever recall on automobiles in United States history.(IbTimes) Defective Takata airbags are responsible for at least 15 deaths and 250 injuries in the US, to date. The first recalls were due Read More

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Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Play Sleeper

On April 12th, Fisher-Price recalled all Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, after at least 32 babies have died using the product. This voluntary recall covers nearly 5 million of the infant sleepers, which have been sold since 2009. If you have one of the Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, please stop using it immediately, and contact Fisher-Price Read More

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Firefighters Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims for Work-Related Cancer

74-year-old Steve Dillman, who spent 38 years as a firefighter, was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2008. Doctors told him it was caused by smoking. Dillman says, “I thought it had to be job-related, because I’ve never smoked a day in my life. I don’t chew. I don’t drink excessively … and that’s the three Read More

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SC Ranked 10th Most Dangerous for Pedestrians

Even though Americans are walking less, U.S. pedestrian deaths have risen by 45% since 2010. Cities are encouraging residents to walk and bike, but have not updated city streets (designed largely for motor vehicles) to accommodate pedestrians. Roads have been “engineered for fast-moving and unhindered vehicular traffic, with few pedestrian crossings…” (FastCompany.com) Where there are Read More

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Veterans Sue 3M for Hearing Loss

Hundreds of veterans are suing 3M, the company that manufactured and sold dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs to the military, under Government contract, between 2003 and 2015. The affected veterans say the earplugs were faulty, and have caused them permanent hearing loss. “3M touted its Combat Arms earplugs as capable of allowing users to hear commands Read More

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