June 2016 Archive

Enlisting the Next Generation of Motorcylists

Pennsylvania's love affair with motorcycles is evident anytime you navigate the Keystone State's many throughways, with riders enjoying our highways and byways during the spring, summer and fall months.But enlisting a new generation of motorcycle enthusiasts—including millennials—is now a responsibility all bikers share.

playground injuries
Preventing Playground Injuries

A new study has uncovered a seemingly conflicting trend: while playgrounds are getting safer, emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) at playgrounds have significantly increased in recent years. So what can parents and caregivers do to help prevent playground injuries? There’s no foolproof solution, but there are a few easy things you can do to reduce the risk of your child being hurt.

PA has a new car seat law.
New Pennsylvania Car Seat Law

A new Pennsylvania car seat law requires children younger than 2 to be fastened in a rear-facing child restraint system until they outgrow the maximum weight and height limits set forth by the manufacturer.

petting a dog
Take Your Dog to Work Day 2016

It takes some careful planning to make sure that Take Your Dog to Work Day is a "treat."

Deteriorating road conditions
PA Ranked Among Worst States for Drivers

In a national survey associated with the study, respondents said road and infrastructure deficiencies were a top irritating factor for them as motorists, with more than a third of them classifying them as major issues.

Camp Safety
Preventing Camp Injuries and Illness

Summer is a time when the sun is high in the sky, kids are playing in fields of grass, and parents are planning their children’s camp getaways.

Teen Lawnmowing Safety
Tips if You Hire Teens to Mow Your Lawn

It’s 5 p.m. on a hot summer day, and the neighbor’s kid just knocked on your door to ask if you would like him to mow your lawn for a small fee.

group of motorcyclists
Ride to Work Day 2016

If your commute on Monday seems a little louder than usual, we have a good guess as to why (and no, it's not all that Pennsylvania construction). It might just be the roar of thousands of motorcyclists headed to work.

Injured Worker
OSHA's New Workplace Injury Reporting Rule to Improve Safety

Beginning Aug. 10, 2016, the new reporting rule will take effect requiring employers in high-hazard industries to submit workplace injury information so it can be publicly posted on the agency's website.

grilling dangers
What You Should Know About Grilling Safety

Did you know that in emergency rooms around the nation, the summer months are called “trauma season?” At Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, traumatic injuries sometimes double during the summer months – from 100 per month to between 170 and 200 a month. In adults, trauma cases increase by 25 to 30%, according to UPMC Presbyterian.

Animal Friends
Edgar Snyder & Associates Lends Helping Hand to Animal Friends

Volunteers—3,000 in all—are the lifeblood of the Animal Friends, helping staffers there do everything from clean cages to walk and socialize with the animals. A crew from Edgar Snyder & Associates were proud to be among them last week.

Self-driving cars coming to Pittsburgh
PA's Push for Self-Driving Cars

Pittsburgh is one of seven finalists for a $50 million grant through the department to integrate "innovative technologies" such as self-driving cars into the transportation system.

Listeria Recalls: Keeping Your Family Food-Poison Free

Listeria monocytogenes is a type of bacterium that, when ingested, can lead to a serious and potentially deadly infection known as listeriosis.

Toddler Playing
Parents' Guide To Daycare

During the work week, parents rely on daycares to provide their children with the safest care.

News at the firm
Firm Announces Two New Hires

Edgar Snyder & Associates, the Pennsylvania-based law firm that helps injury victims, announced two new hires at their downtown Pittsburgh location.

allergy medicine
Are Allergy Medications and Driving a Dangerous Mix?

As soon as allergy season hits, many people immediately reach for their allergy medication. Itchy eyes, sneezing, rashes – taking the right medication can quickly get rid of these irritating symptoms. However, these same drugs, called antihistamines, can come with side effects that make driving more dangerous than you realize.

seat belt safety
Buckle Basics: Help Your Child Use Seatbelts Safety

Pennsylvania’s 2016 “Click it or Ticket” mobilization campaign is an effort in raising awareness, increasing seat belt use, and saving lives.