Compendium of feature articles and case studies, along with past and present newsletters to keep our clients informed and up-to-date.
A "Crash" Course on Motorcycles & Motorcycle Expertise
Motorcycles are unique vehicles that require special training and licensing to operate. They have unique handling characteristics and respond to disturbances differently than passenger vehicles.
Curtis M. Beloy, P.E.
The Need to Avoid Mismatching in Sports
During practice, a wrestler broke his wrist working out with a teammate. The wrestlers were in the same grade and were about the same height. The injured wrestler was twenty- five pounds lighter and inexperienced compared to his opponent. A lawsuit followed alleging the wrestlers were unevenly matched.
Richard P. Borkowski, Ed. D., C.M.A.A. (Recreational Safety Consultant)
Beyond Black Boxes
After a collision, you know it is important to download the data from the vehicle's computers. But are you familiar with all the available technology that might provide critical data? Data found deep within the vehicle's computers may help you create a clear image of the collision for jurors.
New Technology and the Forensic Expert: Have You Kept Up With the State-of-the-Art? An Engineer’s View
The signs are out there- no more analog television signal, digital only…cell phones that have more capabilities than your year-old computer…more data storage capabilities on your thumb drive than on the hard drive of your desktop computer. These and other improvements have our society evolving technologically so quickly that it is a full-time job just to try and keep up with what is occurring, and a second full-time job to understand and utilize even a fraction of the advances that might be applicable to your particular industry. However, if you don’t make the attempt to reach out into this “bold new world” you may wake up one morning and find that you, and your company, have fallen behind your colleagues and your competitors.
Steven M. Schorr, P.E.
Ten Advantages to Viewing Your Case in Three Dimensions
The world we live in is three-dimensional. However, due to limited technology and excessive costs, for the longest time we have utilized only two-dimensional images and exhibits for analysis and demonstrative purposes. Now, advances in software and the manner in which data is collected have provided engineers with the tools to create accurate, workable and affordable three-dimensional images and models. These images and models can, and are used in every facet of the case from the analysis to the final demonstrative exhibits.
Steven M. Schorr, PE
Grappling with Safety: Ways to Lower the Chance of Injury in the Sport of Wrestling
MOST IMPORTANTLY: Follow your state certified weight-control program. Avoid excessive and unhealthy weight reducing methods. Dehydration is not part of wrestling.
In 1985 the National Federation News said, Weight loss in interscholastic wrestling as well as at other amateur levels, however, continues to be a major area of concern.
It took the death of three collegiate wrestlers in 1997 to highlight this sport's major safety problem; the tradition of cutting weight to the extreme and physical detriment of the athletes.
Richard P. Borkowski, ED.D, C.M.A.A.
New Federal Rule on School Bus Safety
New Federal Rule to Make School Buses Safer, Allow Districts to Use Federal Funds to Pay for Seat Belt Installations, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters Announces...
Killer Parties - How to Keep Your Pool Parties Safe
Pools provide the perfect platform to host parties: water, spacious decks, ample chairs and tables for lounging and socializing. When it comes to parties, whether for toddlers, teens or adults, pools are cool. No wonder they’re such an important money-maker for many facilities.
New data shows that the majority of drownings happen at pool parties. Here’s why, along with seven ways to keep your parties safe.
Thomas Griffiths, Ed.D.
Quick Athletic Risk Management Checklist