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Survey: Americans Do Not Recognize The Threat Of Cyberattacks

February 4, 2015 2:56 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

According to a SurveyMonkey report from last week, people are less concerned about cyber attacks right now than they were a few years ago, despite the fact that high-profile cybersecurity breaches are happening more often. Why are people so passive about cyber threats? SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg posits that perhaps people...

White House Budget Would Boost Labor Regulators

February 4, 2015 2:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

President Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget proposal includes a $1.3 billion funding increase for the Labor Department -- including millions to bolster the department's regulatory oversight agencies. Of the department's proposed $13.2 billion funding level, $1.9 billion would be allocated to worker protection agencies such as the...

New Rule Allows Idaho Dairies To Dump Waste Without Losing Permits

February 4, 2015 10:41 am | by Kimberlee Kruesi, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Companies that are part of Idaho's $2.4 billion dairy industry are no longer at risk of losing their operating permits if caught illegally dumping waste into streams and waterways. The Senate Agricultural Affairs Committee approved new rules Tuesday that would no longer allow the Idaho State Department of Agriculture to revoke...

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Exposure To Common Pesticide Linked To ADHD

February 4, 2015 9:46 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

A pesticide that’s often used in and around homes across the U.S. has now been linked to an increased risk of ADHD. In a report published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Rutgers scientists and colleagues from Emory University, the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Wake Forest University released...

How To Minimize Your Supply Chain's Exposure To Extreme Weather & Natural Disasters

February 4, 2015 9:41 am | by Howard Sosoff, Clark Schweers | Articles | Comments

From Hurricane Sandy to Typhoon Haiyan, there is no denying that extreme weather is almost a yearly expectation. Weather- and climate-related disasters have caused $2.4 trillion in economic losses and nearly 2 million deaths globally since 1971 according to the World Meteorological Organization. For companies leveraging...

Obama Proposes New Food Safety Agency

February 2, 2015 12:09 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama wants to create a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation's food safe. The proposal in the president's budget released Monday comes after outbreaks of illnesses linked to chicken, eggs, peanuts and cantaloupe in recent years. More than a dozen federal agencies oversee food safety, and...

$2M Innovation Challenge Seeks Advanced Materials To Protect Football Players From Brain Injury

February 2, 2015 10:21 am | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

GE, the NFL, the sports performance brand Under Armour, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have launched a new open innovation challenge seeking to protect athletes, soldiers and workers in dangerous jobs from traumatic brain injuries. The challenge will focus on developing advanced...

OSHA Slaps Georgia-Pacific Chemicals With 11 Safety Violations, $60,500 In Fines

February 2, 2015 9:59 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

There are a lot of ways formaldehyde can be dangerous: It can irritate the skin, and burn the eyes, nose and throat; it can be a fire or explosion hazard; and if swallowed, it can be deadly. Formaldehyde was one of the toxic chemicals that OSHA says Georgia-Pacific Chemicals exposed its workers to by...

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More Than 2M Vehicles Recalled A 2nd Time For Faulty Air Bags

January 31, 2015 2:30 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running. The recall includes some Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Odyssey, Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla and Toyota...

Fire At Plastics Factory Kills At Least 13

January 31, 2015 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A fire official says at least 13 people are dead after a fire swept through a plastic packaging factory in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka. Fire department control official Mohammed Farhaduzzaman said the fire broke out Saturday evening at the five-story factory in Dhaka's Mirpur district. He says...

CSB Urges OSHA For Combustible Dust Regulations In Wake Of Ink Plant Fire Report

January 30, 2015 10:25 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

It took just minutes for a flash fire near a bag dump station inside a New Jersey ink plant to set off an orange fireball that engulfed seven workers. All of the workers were burned, one of them seriously. Now, after releasing its report of the incident, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is blaming outdated combustible dust...

Pipeline Ruptures Plague Oil And Gas Industry

January 30, 2015 9:37 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

It's been a rough start to 2015 for safety concerns at pipelines transporting oil, natural gas or their byproducts throughout the country. This week, a pipe in West Virginia became at least the fifth to rupture so far this year, exacerbating concerns about structural weaknesses and lax oversight in the...

New Safety Reports Show Cars Are Safer Than Ever Before

January 29, 2015 2:43 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations | Videos | Comments

With all the news of recalls it is understandable that some would believe that cars are not as safe as they used to be. However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is here to say that those concerns are actually quite unfounded, cars are safer now than they have ever been. The institute tested more than three dozen vehicles...

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Tech Advances Lower Chance That Driver Will Die In Crash

January 29, 2015 2:38 pm | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Improved vehicle designs and safety technology have a lot to do with the...

Waze Mobile Traffic App Draws Criticism

January 29, 2015 12:27 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Startup Waze Mobile, acquired by Google in 2013, is drawing major criticism from U.S. sheriffs and other law enforcement officials. The Waze app is a community-driven GPS that gathers data from users to report on traffic jams, accidents, speed traps, cheap gas, etc. in order to constantly update people on driving...

Nissan Recalls SUVs To Fix Electrical Shorts, Hood Latches

January 28, 2015 3:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan is recalling nearly 768,000 SUVs worldwide to fix faulty hood latches and electrical shorts that could cause fires. The larger Nissan recall announced Wednesday covers more than 552,000 Rogue small SUVs from 2008 through 2013 and Rogue Select SUVs from 2014. Snow and salty water can seep through...

Federal Agency Files Record Number Of Complaints Against Mining Companies

January 28, 2015 10:17 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The federal government's mining oversight agency filed 49 complaints over worker discrimination allegations last year, more than in any year since its inception in 1978. The Mine Safety and Health Administration, which enforces safety requirements at U.S. mining and mineral processing operations, files such...

Humane Certification Of U.S. Farm Animals Jumps 1000 Percent In 4 Years

January 28, 2015 10:07 am | by American Humane Association | News | Comments

One of the most dramatic new trends in U.S. agriculture is the move by farmers, ranchers and producers to humane certification. American Humane Association, by far the nation's largest humane certifier, revealed today at the 2015 International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta that the number of...

VW, Audi, Porsche Issue Recalls For Fuel Leaks

January 27, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The recalls cover the Audi A6 and Volkswagen Touareg hybrid from the 2012 model year, the Audi A7 from 2012 and 2013, and the Audi Q7, S4 and S5 from 2011 through 2012. All the vehicles have 3-liter V-6 engines, according to documents posted Tuesday by U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety...

BMV Outsources License Plate Production, Registrations

January 27, 2015 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Indiana prisoners will get out of the license plate-making business under a state plan to outsource the production and distribution of plates and vehicle registrations. WISH-TV reported Monday that the BMV has entered into a $72 million contract with Intellectual Technology Inc. The company and...

Obama Says U.S. Must Catch Up To Ensure Drone Safety

January 27, 2015 10:04 am | by Josh Lederman, Calvin Woodward, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States has fallen behind technological advancements that have made small drones readily available and must update its laws to ensure safety, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, in his first public comments about a drone that crashed on the White House grounds. Obama said drones, properly used, have...

Top 5 Technologies Shaping 2015: Drones

January 26, 2015 3:36 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

It is tough to have a single conversation about what the future might look like without mentioning widespread commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. However, at least two key obstacles remain in place before drone use can become more widespread: legislation and safety. It looks like 2015 might...

Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Rises To At Least 50

January 26, 2015 11:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 50 people have died in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday. With five days before the deadline to file claims, Feinberg has received 338 death claims and...

Top Chemical Facility Safety Trends Of 2015

January 26, 2015 10:39 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

As the federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has a bird’s-eye view on safety trends impacting the industry. In a recent interview with Chem.info, the CSB’s Chairman, Rafael Moure-Eraso, pinpointed three areas where he sees chemical facilities concentrating...

1 Year After Explosion, Biofuels Plant Has Permits To Reopen

January 25, 2015 7:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A year after an explosion ripped apart the JNS Biofuel plant, the rebuilt plant in New Albany has all the permits it needs to reopen. However, state and local officials don't know when that will happen. TJN Biofuel LLC's president and owner, Steve Bolin, has not given official notice yet. The...

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