April 3rd, 2013
Mike Rice, the men’s basketball coach at Rutgers University, was fired this morning after a video of him physically and verbally accosting student athletes went public. Throughout the 2.5 minute video (shared below) we see the former coach grab, hit and assault players on multiple occasions. He even goes so far as throwing a basketball at the back of an athlete’s head during practice.
And the abuse didn’t stop there. Although the sound has been edited by ESPN, it’s clear that Mike Rice also enjoyed verbally abusing his team as well. On several instances he can be heard swearing at the players and showering them …continue reading the rest of [Video] Rutger’s Coach Physically Abuses Student Athletes
February 7th, 2013
West Bend works with the very best independent agents to provide comprehensive liability insurance for child care centers. Debe Marofsky from Affiliated Insurance in Plymouth, Minnesota is one such agent. Debe has been working with in-home daycares and child care centers for more than 20 years.
In that time, she’s worked with hundreds of child care providers, and she prides herself on only working with centers that …continue reading the rest of 3 Red Flags in Child Care Centers
January 16th, 2013
The odds of coming face-to-face with an active shooter are relatively slim, but with so many recent stories about heavily-armed people going on a rampage, it’s hard to not have at least a little hesitation in the back of your mind.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, we shared some tips for how to respond to an active shooter. In that article, West Bend …continue reading the rest of [Video] 3 Ways to Survive an Active Shooting
October 1st, 2012
We spend a lot of time talking about texting on this site; mainly because we talk about safety issues, and there just aren’t that many things you can do safely while texting. This trend isn’t likely to slow down either as we see more and more people developing nomophobia.
We’ve talked a bit before about the dangers of caregivers texting while watching kids, and now there’s some compelling new information that’s been round up by The Wall Street Journal suggesting that …continue reading the rest of More Child Injuries: Texting While Parenting to Blame?
June 18th, 2012
A few weeks ago I received an email from a co-worker that included a link to a short how-to video. This particular video demonstrated a way to adjust a vehicle’s side- and rear-view mirrors so that the blind spot is reduced as much as possible.
If reducing your blind spot is a big concern of yours, you might find the video helpful, but if you’re like me, you might have some concerns about the recommendation. Take a …continue reading the rest of Is This the Right Way to Adjust Side-View Mirrors?
April 16th, 2012
Exactly one month ago we shared a video of the most shocking car crash you’ll ever see. In that short amount of time it has become one of the most viewed posts ever on Culture of Safety.
If the carnage displayed in that 30 second clip showed us anything, it was just how devastating things can be in a worst case scenario. The setting for this new clip is similar in almost every way; the only difference is …continue reading the rest of The Luckiest Driver You’ve Ever Seen
March 16th, 2012
Two months ago we shared a video of car collisions on an icy Utah road. At the time, I thought it was one of the more shocking and eye-opening videos I’d seen.
Then I saw this video clip. I will never, ever look at driving in snowy conditions the same way again. Please, share this footage with absolutely …continue reading the rest of The Most Shocking Car Crash You’ve Ever Seen
January 23rd, 2012
Do you know an over confident driver? If so, send them out to Bountiful, Utah.
Something tells me they’ll come back a little more cautious… that is, of course, if their car wasn’t completely totaled or stuck in some poor homeowner’s shrubs.
Next time you’re presented with icy road conditions, just remember …continue reading the rest of Icy Roads? You Don’t Stand a Chance
October 20th, 2011
A lifeguard’s job is to sit around, twirl a whistle, and wait for a swimmer to splash and yell loudly as soon as they need to be rescued. Of course I don’t think that, but I would imagine that is the way a large portion of society views guarding. And can you really blame them? If you look at the way Hollywood has dramatized drownings, it isn’t difficult to reach the conclusion that lifeguarding is a piece of cake.
Unfortunately, spotting a distressed swimmer is no where near as easy as it looks on Baywatch. In order to prevent real life drownings …continue reading the rest of How to Prevent Real Drownings, Not the Baywatch Kind