69% of Workers Are Fatigued - Here's Why It Matters

An astounding new National Safety Council (NSC) survey finds that virtually seven of every ten American workers (69%) feel tired on the job, thereby increasing the odds that they’ll be injured in a work-related accident. An unusually large share of these at-risk workers works in safety-critical industries such as: Manufacturing Utilities Construction Transportation Safety-critical industries involve […]

A Closer Look at Houston’s Impaired Driving Problem

Houston, we really do have a problem. And it is an extremely serious one. The number of deaths caused by alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers is out of control. While one fatality anywhere in the country is one too many, the Greater Houston area leads the nation among metropolitan areas in the number of lives lost […]

Dangerous Toys for Children 2018

Toys are designed to bring kids fun and entertainment, but, unfortunately, sometimes they bring danger instead. There were more than 174,000 toy-related emergency room visits and seven toy-related deaths in 2016, the most recent year for which national data is available, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) statistics. With the holidays on the […]

Five Houston Jesuits Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

It’s heartbreaking to see stories about sexual abuse within the ranks of organizations as essential to our communities as churches. While it would be comforting to believe that these acts happened long ago in far off places, it’s now clear that Houston’s churches are not immune from the scourge of sexual predators committing unspeakable abuses […]

Proponents of Lowering Houston’s Speed Limits Will like This Study

A recently released study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives proponents of lowering speed limits in Houston some statistical ammunition. The study, which focused on the city of Boston, found that when speed limits were reduced on city streets, drivers slowed down significantly. In January 2017, Boston lowered its standard speed limit […]

Texas Impaired Driving Accident Attorney

As more states allow sales of medical and even recreational marijuana, more impaired drivers may be on our nation’s roadways. While some believe that marijuana impairment may not be as severe as alcohol impairment, the effects of THC on drivers should not be ignored. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the active chemical in marijuana that accounts […]

Texas Pedestrian Injury Attorney

With more people and vehicles in Houston, it’s little surprise that our community is one of the most dangerous places to be a pedestrian. In 2014, the latest year for which numbers were available, almost 4,900 people nationwide were killed by cars while they were walking, an average of 13 each day. That same survey […]

Thanksgiving Travel Safety Tips Everyone Should Know

The number of Americans traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday will increase over 11% from last year, says AAA (American Automobile Association). Though many will take to the skies and the rails for their Thanksgiving trip, an estimated 45.5 million will pack their cars for a road trip of at least 50 miles – an increase […]

Is Houston’s Limousine Oversight Adequate?

After the horrific limousine accident in New York in early October, legitimate questions are being raised all over the country about the stretch limos cruising our roads, how safe they are, and how safe the entire “for hire” ride industry is in general. In the terrible upstate New York limo crash, which killed 20 people, […]

Construction Safety Training Is Far Too Complicated for Workers

Construction safety training is intended to help keep workers safer on the job. And considering that 1 in 5 on-the-job deaths in the country occur in the construction industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – with Texas being the unfortunate leader among states in construction worker deaths – safety training is a […]