Plug into Electrical Safety

Electricity is such a necessary part of our everyday living that it’s easy to take for granted. Yet more than 140,000 electrical fires occur and nearly 400 people are electrocuted each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. We talked with Electrical Technology Instructor Bob Tressler of YTI Career…

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PA Bicycle Laws: What You Need to Know to Avoid an Accident

June provides the perfect weather for cycling in Pennsylvania. With so many bike-friendly cities like Lancaster and York, bicycling is a great activity for the whole family. This year, cities across the Susquehanna Valley, like Harrisburg, are considering implementing Bike Share programs that will allow more Pennsylvanians access to the joys of cycling. However, with…

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The Deadly Cost of Product Recalls

Takata just expanded their airbag recall to an astounding 34 million cars, or about one in seven cars in America. That officially makes it the largest recall in the US, but at 6 deaths and 100 injuries, it’s far from deadliest. Product recalls happen every day. Roughly 6.5 will happen today, in fact. There are…

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Ensure deck and sidewalk safety to prevent premises liability

In south central Pennsylvania, the days are longer and the temperatures are rising, prompting more people to spend time outdoors. With spring, however, comes an increased risk for slip and fall accidents on neglected sidewalks and patios. Falls account for more than 8 million U.S. hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits,…

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Overcome the stress of insurance hassles

It’s tough enough when you’ve been in a car accident, or a fire destroyed your home. To complicate matters, your car insurance or home insurance company is dragging its feet in processing your claim. In waiting for your insurance payout, you’re left with a rental car or living in a motel. It’s no surprise that…

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Medical Negligence: Are You Being Treated Right? [Infographic]

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, if all medically-negligent deaths were reported like other causes of death, medical negligence would be the third leading cause of death in the U.S. — just behind heart disease and cancer. Medical negligence is difficult to prove, but its effects are often dire. It’s estimated that…

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Michael Scott’s Guide to Surviving Your 9-5 [Infographic]

Office Safety… boring? Not if you’re Michael Scott, fictional boss of NBC’s “The Office” (2005 – 2013). The Office, known for its cringe-worthy, realistic deadpan humor, became one of TV’s best comedies and was nominated for 42 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning five. The series focuses on the day-to-day operation of Dunder Mifflin, a regional paper…

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Cyber Bullying: Is It Really An Epidemic? (Infographic)

Bullying: The New Awareness The prevalence of bullying in America’s schools has resulted in its being named a public health issue. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, bullying is classified as a form of youth violence and can result in physical injury, social and emotional distress, and even death. Victims are at increased…

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What’s Your Insurance IQ?

Reading about auto insurance is like wading through hardening cement. We’ve listed a few things below to help you understand the minimum coverage you must carry: Medical Benefits Insurance companies are required to include a minimum of $5,000 per person in medical coverage with each policy issued in Pennsylvania. This component pays for treatment for…

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Yes or No: Driving Maneuvers

Here are a few questions about driving maneuvers we’ve all seen or done. But is it legal: 1. To talk on your cell phone without a hands-free set-up while driving in Pennsylvania? Y N 2. To have an 11-year-old ride in the front seat with you? Y N 3. For your insurance company to pay…

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