October 2016 Archive

Make Halloween safe for your dog—and trick or treaters
Halloween Safety: A DIY Guide

We wanted to give you a DIY guide to dog-bite proofing and trick or treat-proofing your home this Halloween to make sure your guests—and your pooch—are safe and sound this year.

riding motorcycle in winter
Is Your Motorcycle Ready for Winter?

With winter around the corner, it's important to keep your motorcycle in mind as you prep for the next change in season.

Federal guidelines for highly autonomous vehicles have been released.
Help Wanted: Feds Seek Input on Self-Driving Car Safety Regulations

The Department of Transportation is formally requesting public input on matters dealing with highly autonomous vehicles, and because Pittsburgh is on the front lines of self-driving car technology thanks to Uber, we wanted to make sure folks around here knew about it.

Glare is emerging as a problem with LED lights in Pittsburgh and beyond.
Pittsburgh Has An LED Streetlight Problem (And It Isn't Alone)

LED lighting has been all the rage in recent years for good reason: They are environmentally friendly, durable, long-lasting, and they are cooler than their incandescent counterparts. But for every yin there is a hang.

OSHA recently initiated a program to help end work-related hearing loss.
It's Time to End Work-Related Hearing Loss

We want to give credit where it is due: Strides by OSHA and other government agencies to reduce the number of workers who endure tinnitus, short-term and even permanent hearing loss are steps in the right direction.

The PA Workers' Comp Act could change if bill approved
Pennsylvania Workers' Comp Act Will Change if Bill Passed

Under Pennsylvania's Workers' Compensation Act, insurance coverage for injuries suffered by volunteers while responding to emergencies on state game lands would be provided by their local municipalities. But that might soon change.

Be aware of fall driving hazards.
New Season, New Driving Hazards

The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the holiday season is quickly approaching. We you head out on the road this autumn, it's important that you follow our fall driving safety tips first.

Uber expanded its PA service area.
Uber Has Expanded Its Pennsylvania Service Area

Uber fans rejoice: The popular app-driven ride-sharing service that has taken Pittsburgh and so many other cities by storm has drastically expanded its Pennsylvania service area.

navigating traffic
Traffic Temptations

Suffering from an urge to kill time while driving? You may be suffering from traffic temptations. Let us help to give you a check-up.