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November 2017 Archives

Why Thanksgiving can be hazardous to a person's health

The winter months have been linked to an increase in heart attacks while the Thanksgiving holiday, in particular, has been linked to an increase in car accidents. An increase in heart problems has been noted in both cooler climates such as New Jersey as well as in warmer climates. Therefore, it is thought that it may have something to do with increased fat, salt or alcohol consumption during the holidays.

Dog aggression must be carefully managed by the dog's owner

Dog attacks are caused by a variety of factors. One thing that can make a dog dangerous is if the dog has any aggression. Anyone who owns a dog must pay close attention to the dog's behavior, especially if the dog has shown any signs of hostility.

Many floors fail to meet slip-resistance standards

Building owners and landlords in New Jersey and around the country could do more to protect their visitors from slips and falls according to a study from CNA. The Virginia-based risk assessment and management firm studied slip and fall liability claims filed between 2010 and 2016, and it found that floors with low slip-resistance ratings were often involved. The American National Standards Institute has set a minimum dynamic coefficient of friction rating of .42 for flooring materials, but the floors in half of the sites studied by CNA failed to meet this standard.

Creation of driverless car safety standards meets hurdles

New Jersey motorists may have to wait a while before they see self-driving vehicles on the roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a report, which it will make public by the end of November, stating that it needs input on what research to conduct before it can develop safety standards for such vehicles. Advocates are pushing for Congress to act.

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