Are St. Louis Playgrounds Safe?

Playgrounds in St. Louis may not all be created equal, according to the results of a study published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Researchers at Washington University conducted the study, which involved using maintenance and construction information to evaluate the safety of city-run playgrounds in the St. Louis-area. Data used in the study was collected…

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Tips to Stay Safe at Edwardsville’s New Splash Park

Recently, Edwardsville added a new attraction, the Leon Corlew Park. Edwardsville’s newest park is located near the intersection of Schwarz Street and South Main Street. Several citizens came out for the grand opening of the three-acre park, which features a dry playground, butterfly garden, fitness track and splash pad. According to The Edwardsville Intelligencer, one…

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Is It Safe Working in Extreme Heat?

With summer in full swing, it is more important than ever for anyone who works outside to understand the dangers of working in extreme heat and how to avoid heat-related injury and death. Just last month, two construction workers here in Missouri died after working outside in the heat. One of the workers was a…

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Tips for Staying Safe Near Railroad Tracks

As MetroLink, and other rail systems throughout Missouri, continue to grow, keeping pedestrians and drivers safe near railroad tracks is becoming more and more of a priority. In fact, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently had to issue a warning about railroad track safety after a series of fatal MetroLink accidents. According to MoDOT’s…

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