Have You Checked Your Hot Water Heater Lately?


WATER HEATER

Did you know that many systems in your home require preventative maintenance? We take many of them for granted, and the “out of sight, out of mind” philosophy takes over.

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4,000 Patents Later, Engineers Ask: Are You Smarter Than A Mouse?


There are over 4,000 U.S. Patents for mouse traps. The history of the modern mouse trap admittedly pre-dates patent archives, but evidences the modern extension of warfare between human and…..

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Human Reaction Time in Emergency Situations


Human reaction time - stopwatch

Reaction time for simple tasks: Reaction time is defined simply as the time between a stimulus and a response. Human reaction time is sometimes quoted as a constant number: 0.2…..

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Daylight Savings Time and Traffic Accidents


Clock Image daylight savings time accidents

What does NHTSA have to say about traffic accidents and daylight savings time: It has been shown through analysis of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatal Accident Reporting…..

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Top 5 Tips to Prevent Common Air Conditioner Failures


Air conditioner failure

A brief air conditioner history: On July 17, 1902, Willis Carrier invented what is recognized as the world’s first modern air conditioning system. Due to quality problems at the publishing…..

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Electrical Outlet Ground And Fires


Plug Adapter 3 vs. 2 prongs

Electrical Outlets 3 vs. 2 prongs Within the past 50 or 60 years, residential homes were typically required to have three pronged outlets installed for electrical appliances.

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Snow Thrower Safety: Warnings And Guidelines


snow thrower ARCCA blog

Snow throwers typically use a horizontally mounted auger to cut through snow and push the snow towards a center vertical chute in which the snow is ejected.

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ARCCA’s Accident Reconstruction Experts Featured in Collision Magazine


View of a neighborhood road from a Tesla car camera

ARCCA Expert Joseph M. Teitelman wrote an article recently in PAMIC Pulse Magazine for their Fall 2021 issue.  The article, Accident Reconstruction: Assessing Images from On-Vehicle Cameras, looks at a…..

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Ensuring Safety in Engineering Design and Product Development


Ask An Expert – Safety As engineers design systems and products, user safety is on the forefront of every design decision. Products and systems must not injure the user when…..

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