Backyard swimming pools provide endless hours of fun for children of all ages. But they also pose a deadly hazard. For every pool owner, safety should be the No. 1 concern. Yet many pool owners - including parents and grandparents - aren't aware that a single safety measure (such as adult supervision) isn't enough. It's critical to have multiple "layers of protection."
After police officers shot and killed an unarmed 22-year-old man, Stephon Clark, activists and local politicians throughout the state have called for revisions to the California Peace Officer's Bill of Rights, or POBR. The POBR governs disciplinary action involving police officers.
None of us gets behind the wheel thinking we'll be in an accident. When a collision does occur, it's easy to panic and lose sight of what's important. Even fender-benders can understandably leave you shaken up. Knowing what to do in advance is critical for keeping a cool head - and protecting your rights down the road.
As anyone who works in construction knows, it's a dangerous industry. In fact, it's one of the deadliest. One out of every five worker deaths across the country involves construction.
It's easy to overlook the dangers that lurk in our own homes. Millions of Americans are injured every year due to common household products. While it's not possible to completely eliminate the risks of everyday hazards, it is possible to protect yourself by learning more about the dangers. Awareness is the first step toward reducing devastating injuries.