Federal Minimum Staffing Requirements for Nursing Homes in the Works

Staffing concerns continue to plague nursing homes in Huntsville and throughout North Alabama. Now the President has presented staffing requirements for nursing homes. Some regulations currently exist, but the bills use vague language, not solving nursing home understaffing issues. Essentially, nursing homes must have enough staff for residents to live their best lives. There is…

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What Can I Do If I’m Bitten by a Service Dog?

Every state has dog bite laws, and Alabama is not an exception. If someone is bitten by a dog that runs from its yard or is running around the park off leash, then there is legal precedent on what to do in that situation – but what happens if a service dog or emotional support…

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The Dangers of Generators and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

It is likely that you have needed a generator at one point or another, whether because of a hurricane that swept through the area, a bad thunderstorm, or simply something that has gone wrong with the electricity lines in your neighborhood. When your power goes out, important appliances and electronics no longer work: the refrigerator…

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Are OSHA Inspections and Violations Public Record?

In 1970, Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, commonly known as OSHA. OSHA is part of the Department of Labor and their mission is to “ensure safe and healthful working conditions for workers by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and…

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Damage to the Chest and Sternum Caused by Car Accidents

One of the strongest warnings that most driving instructors will give new and inexperienced drivers is that a car can turn into a two-ton weapon if it is not operated safely. Many victims of car accidents can verify that sentiment. There are very few experiences that can compare to being injured in a crash. One…

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Generators During Winter and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Far too few people are familiar enough with the dangers that carbon monoxide can cause for their families. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that has the potential to cause sudden illness and death based on how much of the gas is consumed. A person who has consumed large amounts of carbon monoxide is…

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