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April 2013 Archives

DOT's LaHood announces new safety guidelines for averting crashes

New safety guidelines proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation for Ohio drivers and their peers across the country will serve "to balance the innovation consumers want with the safety we all need," says DOT Secretary Ray LaHood.

ODOT introduces new tool to combat construction zone accidents

When people think of workplace injuries, their minds are often understandably drawn to on-the-job accidents that occur in stationary work places, such as offices, factories, retail establishments and similar sites.

Ohio prom season approaching: Enforcement campaign targets teens

Never heard of the Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU)? Chances are that most Ohioans haven't, although a number of state teens and other young people might be gaining some close-up familiarity with that body within the next couple months.

OSHA under pressure to respond more purposefully to toxic air

The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) is the nation's watchdog safety agency overseeing businesses and industries across the country. Charged by a congressional mandate to promote workers' safety in Ohio and every other state through safety inspections, guidance to employers, safety rules and regulations, and punitive enforcement when necessary, OSHA has both fans and harsh critics.

Sudden-acceleration litigation could soon include Ohio plaintiffs

Most readers will likely remember all too well the fallout suffered by Toyota Motor Corporation in recent years relating to so-called sudden acceleration problems affecting many of its vehicles. Widespread personal injury and wrongful death litigation resulted from the claims of thousands of motorists that their vehicles sped up summarily and without warning.