Playground Safety Tips for Caregivers

Playgrounds are great places for kids to have fun, enjoy some physical activity, and develop their social skills. But playgrounds that are not properly designed, constructed, and maintained can pose safety hazards. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger are treated for playground-related injuries […]

How to Choose a Bike Helmet

Biking can be a fun and healthy activity, but it’s not without risks. According to the National Safety Council, there were 1,260 bicyclist deaths in the United States in 2020. Of those, 806 died in crashes involving a vehicle and 454 were related to non-traffic incidents. Bicycle helmets can significantly reduce the risk of head […]

Exploding Batteries? The Dangers of Lithium-Ion Battery Fires

Lithium-ion batteries are used in everything from electric scooters to residential solar energy systems to electric vehicles. They’re generally easy to use, low maintenance, and versatile, providing a great renewable energy solution. The problem? When lithium-ion batteries overheat or fail, flammable and toxic gasses are released. These gases can create a fast-spreading fire that’s really […]

Distracted Driving Leads to Serious Consequences

Despite laws prohibiting Hoosiers from using their phones while driving, distracted driving accidents related to cell phone use are all too common in Indiana. Texting, talking, and using social media on your phone are all activities that become downright dangerous when you’re in the driver’s seat. Of course, there are other forms of distracted driving […]