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Strap On Your Helmet!


Thousands of Canadians could reduce the risk of a serious head injury or death by as much as 80% by wearing a helmet. When should a helmet be used? A helmet...

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Summer Fire Safety Tips


Knowing a few fire safety tips will help everyone have a safe summer! Do Always use barbecue grills outdoors and a safe distance from play areas and foot traffic. If you smell...

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Who, Where, When – GPS Reveals All


Global Positioning System, or GPS, is a term that most of us have heard before, and most of us know that it is a device that is commonly used to...

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Tips for Cleaning Roof Snow Before it’s Too Late


Snow accumulates on all roof types. The amount of accumulation depends on conditions such as wind, orientation of the building, and roof pitch, to name a few. Too much...

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Does Size Matter? Car Safety – How Small Vehicles Measure Up


As someone who has investigated hundreds of serious motor vehicle collisions, I am sometimes asked by clients or friends ‘what is the safest car to buy?’ Unfortunately, there is not...

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The Old Made New – Potential Implications of the New Electrical Inspection Code for Insurers and Adjusters


The Canadian Standards Association has recently issued a new code to fulfill the need for a common standard for electrical inspections. CSA Standard C22.6 No. 1-11, titled “Electrical Inspection Code...

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Slip Meter: Expert Analysis of Slip, Trip & Fall Surfaces - Helping You Resolve Slip, Trip & Fall Liability Claims


Slips, Trips, and Falls result in some of the most common and costly liability claims against business owners (source: Insurance Bureau of Canada). If you are handling a claim involving...

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Night-time Visibility Studies


Often, two of the questions put forward in night-time motor vehicle collisions are, what could the driver have seen in the time leading up to the collision, and when could...

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Avoiding Collisions - The Thought Process


When asked to evaluate the evasion potential for drivers involved in collisions, our engineers address three main questions. First, when did the driver or drivers become aware of the hazard...

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Understanding Smoldering Combustion


Many fire investigators intuitively understand the nature and manner of smoldering combustion.  Unfortunately, expressing the concept in words often leads to problems when the fire investigator is called upon to...

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