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More Vehicles Recalled For Problem Takata Air Bag Inflators

May 13, 2015 10:43 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota and Nissan are expanding their recalls by another 6.5 million vehicles.

Illinois Auto Parts Company Fined $114K For Safety Lapses

May 13, 2015 6:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Peoria, Illinois auto parts manufacturer has been fined $114,100 for federal workplace safety violations the government says put workers at risk of amputation and other injuries.

Most Mid-Size SUVs Crash During IIHS Testing

May 12, 2015 10:33 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This particular crash test was introduced in 2012, and is believed to be more difficult than the U.S. government’s head-on frontal crash test.

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How Visual Aids Can Improve Workplace Safety

May 12, 2015 10:30 am | by Magnatag Insight | News | Comments

Implementing and maintaining a safety program in your work environment can be a challenging task, but it is necessary for your company. Check out the infographic to find the shocking workplace injury statistics and how to prevent them by using visual aids.

Recalls Of The Week: Safety Protocol Needs An Update

May 1, 2015 3:20 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In an effort to change the insufficient recall protocol, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) head Mark Rosekind held a forum on Tuesday to look into ways to “boost unacceptable completion rates.”

U.S., Canada Unveil Rules To Boost Oil Train Safety

May 1, 2015 2:39 pm | by Joan Lowy, Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The regulations are a long-awaited response to a series of fiery train crashes in the U.S. and Canada, including four so far this year.

Fee Proposed On Rail Cars That Haul Oil, Other Flammables

May 1, 2015 10:24 am | by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. senators from six states on Thursday proposed that the government charge companies a special fee to ship oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids in older railroad tank cars that have been involved in fiery explosions.

Infographic: America's Most Dangerous Jobs

April 29, 2015 3:01 pm | by Graphic Products | News | Comments

Graphic Products has compiled this, and the nine other most deadly professions in “America’s Most Dangerous Jobs,” an eye-opening infographic detailing average fatalities per 100,000 workers and median salaries per profession.

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Integration In Food Safety: The Time Is Now

April 29, 2015 2:38 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

“No one agency can protect our nation’s food supply alone,” Pat Kennelly of the California Department of Health said. “Unification of public health is the strength that drives us together to solve these issues."

EU To Require Cars To Have Automatic Emergency Call Systems

April 28, 2015 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The decision means EU member states, the auto industry and other parties will have three years to adopt the system and get it fitted into new vehicles.

Infographic: World Safety Day

April 28, 2015 10:20 am | by UL Workplace Health & Safety | News | Comments

In honor of World Safety Day today, here's an infographic on some stats on workplace safety.

Retrospective: Safety In Chem Over The Years

April 28, 2015 9:41 am | by Dr. Scott Harris, Director of EHS Advisory Services for UL Workplace Health & Safety | Blogs | Comments

In those days, no one knew what “culture of safety” meant, but we sure knew the problems that resulted from not caring about safety. It was a tough trail – much more frontier medicine than safety science.

Ford Recalls 390K Cars To Fix Door Latches

April 27, 2015 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The automaker said Friday that a part in the door latch spring assembly can break, causing the latch to fail. If that happens, it's possible a door could fly open while the cars are being driven.

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Mining For “Crown Jewel” Data Sets: Q&A With Manuel Terranova

April 24, 2015 5:34 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Peaxy, Inc. specializes in mining for these trapped, unstructured data sets, liberating the data and facilitating full access to all of your company’s information.

Ford Pickup Scores Top Safety Rating; GM Models Miss

April 17, 2015 10:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Ford officials elected to build the entire body of the 2015 F-150 with aluminum in an effort to make a lighter, more fuel efficient truck, but the decision was considered a risk given the model's nearly four-decade run as the top selling vehicle.

Verizon Report Shows 'Sizable Gaps' In Cybersecurity Measures

April 16, 2015 10:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The manufacturing sector, in particular, accounted for the largest share of cyber espionage attacks; 27.4 percent of the 548 incidents identified by the report involved manufacturers.

Target Settles Data Breach Lawsuit With MasterCard

April 15, 2015 8:07 pm | by Anne D'innocenzio, Marley Jay, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Target's high-profile breach pushed banks, retailers and card companies to increase security by speeding the adoption of microchips in U.S. credit and debit cards.

Hackers Try New Targets In Search Of Easy Data

April 14, 2015 10:06 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hackers are also increasingly using automated software that spams companies or repeatedly probes their networks for vulnerabilities, which means they can launch multiple attacks with less effort.

Safety Chief Wants To Cap Big Rig Speeds To Fix Tire Problem

April 9, 2015 6:07 pm | by Meghan Barr, Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tire manufacturers and safety advocates say that if tires are driven higher than their speed ratings for prolonged periods, heat can build up and cause them to blow out.

Is Fracking Responsible For Earthquakes In Oklahoma?

April 7, 2015 3:46 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

According to Joe Wertz, an energy reporter for StateImpact Oklahoma, there is compelling evidence and studies to indicate that fracking and the procedures behind wastewater disposal may be to blame.

U.S. Safety Board: Oil Train Tank Cars Need Urgent Updates

April 7, 2015 1:43 pm | by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The board called for relief valves on tank cars to prevent pressure from building inside them as they heat up from nearby fires, which can cause the cars to explode.

Study: Manufacturers Should Upgrade Risk Management Practices

March 31, 2015 9:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The report argued companies should improve their use of technology in risk management, consider increasing the frequency of assessments and embed those practices within all levels of company operations.

Toyota Cuts Price Of Automatic Braking Safety Devices

March 30, 2015 10:40 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Toyota says it can sell the systems cheaper because it's mass-producing them, plus the cost of cameras and other sensors continues to fall.

5 Tips To Catch A Hacker

March 27, 2015 1:35 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Because cybersecurity is an ongoing process, knowing how to identify and reduce the threat of hackers can help businesses.

Feds Investigate Safety Of Lumber Liquidators Flooring

March 26, 2015 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company's executives have criticized "60 Minutes," saying that the television program "distorted the facts" and used a test for its report that was not a "real-world" test.

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