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FDA Halts Operations At Delaware Cheese Plant

March 12, 2014 10:43 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has halted operations at a Delaware cheese plant after an outbreak of listeria linked to the company's cheese killed one person and sickened seven others.            

How Can You Make Planes Easier To Find In The Ocean?

March 12, 2014 8:14 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

For nearly five years, government and industry officials have been exploring ways to make it easier to find airliners and their critical "black boxes" that end up in the ocean.                      

NTSB Chairman Hersman To Lead Safety Council

March 12, 2014 7:51 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Deborah Hersman, the chairman of the nation's transportation accident investigations board, is leaving to become the president and CEO of the National Safety Council.               

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Workers Get Ready To Enter New Mexico Nuke Dump

March 11, 2014 12:58 pm | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

WIPP has been shuttered since early February. Shipments were halted after a truck hauling salt through the repository's tunnels caught fire, and nine days later the plant's alarms were triggered by the radiation release.        

California Mulls Driverless Car Regulations

March 11, 2014 11:44 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

California's Department of Motor Vehicles is wading into the complex question of how to regulate the use of cars that rely on computers — not people — to drive them.                

House Committee Investigating GM Recall

March 11, 2014 9:46 am | News | Comments

A congressional committee is investigating the way General Motors and a federal safety agency handled a deadly ignition switch problem in compact cars.                 

Flaws Found In Bangladesh Garment Factories

March 11, 2014 8:29 am | News | Comments

Inspections of Bangladesh garment factories under a new safety initiative have found cracked support beams, substandard building materials and exposed electrical cables chewed by rats.             

A Bad Week For Boeing

March 10, 2014 3:51 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, MBT | Blogs | Comments

Boeing is no stranger to media coverage, but the past several days have seen this aerospace giant’s name in the news under less-than-positive circumstances.                  

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Feds: Corrosion Caused W.Va. Pipeline Blast

March 10, 2014 2:23 pm | by Pam Ramsey, Associated Press | News | Comments

Severe corrosion caused a 2012 natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion in West Virginia, and the incident likely could have been prevented if the pipeline had been inspected or tested, the NTSB said.            

Group: 1,500 Factories To Be Inspected In Bangladesh

March 10, 2014 12:27 pm | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

About 1,500 factories in Bangladesh are on track to be inspected by the end of August as part of a safety pact signed by more than 150 clothing brands and 20 countries.               

Are E-Cigarettes Just Smoke And Mirrors?

March 10, 2014 10:24 am | by Leanne Italie, Associated Press | News | Comments

While e-liquids and vaping supplies lack oversight and long-term research, they are readily available to all ages online, and at gas stations, bodegas and many drug stores.               

Japan Sees Opportunity In Fukushima Cleanup

March 10, 2014 8:35 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Eyeing dozens of aging reactors at home and hundreds of others worldwide, Japanese industry sees a profitable market for decommissioning expertise.                    

Dreamliner Production Delayed By Wing Cracks

March 10, 2014 7:51 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Hairline cracks have been discovered in the wings of some 787s that are being built. The manufacturer said none of the 122 jets already flown by airlines around the world are affected.             

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Gov't Wants Graco To Explain Recall

March 7, 2014 2:22 pm | News | Comments

The federal government's road safety watchdog is ordering child seat maker Graco to explain why it didn't include 1.8 million infant seats in a recent recall for faulty buckles.              

AP: Nearly 150 Illegal Oil Waste Dumps

March 7, 2014 12:29 pm | by James MacPherson, Associated Press | News | Comments

People have been caught nearly 150 times in the past year attempting to illegally dump loads of oil field waste — much of it radioactive — at two of the biggest landfills in western North Dakota, records show.         

Court Revives Lawsuits By Soldiers Over Waste Disposal

March 7, 2014 8:25 am | by Larry O'Dell, Associated Press | News | Comments

The lawsuits claim contractors KBR and Halliburton Co. exposed soldiers to toxic emissions and contaminated water when they burned waste in open pits without proper safety controls.             

Roller Coaster Manufacturer Blames Six Flags For Death

March 7, 2014 8:11 am | News | Comments

The German manufacturer of a roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death is blaming Six Flags for the accident.                       

Residents Frustrated By Lack Of Details On Nuke Dump

March 7, 2014 7:58 am | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Energy department officials said there's no intent to hide anything and that some information is simply not known.                        

Pfizer Pulls 3 Lots Of Antidepressant Off The Market

March 7, 2014 7:54 am | News | Comments

Pfizer is recalling some lots of its antidepressant Effexor XR because a single capsule of a different medication was found in one bottle of the drug.                  

Senators Say Gov't Too Slow To Write Safety Rules

March 6, 2014 12:17 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Senators say they're frustrated with the government's slow pace at writing new rail safety regulations in light of recent fiery freight train accidents and a deadly commuter train derailment.               

Security Tightened At P&G HQ After Protest

March 6, 2014 10:03 am | by Dan Sewell, Associated Press | News | Comments

Procter & Gamble Co. says it has tightened security at its Cincinnati headquarters after a breach this week that allowed an eye-catching protest by Greenpeace.                

Safety Agency Demands Data From GM

March 5, 2014 12:12 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. safety agency is demanding that General Motors turn over documents showing what the company knew about a dangerous ignition problem in older compact cars and how it responded.             

Union Waits For Info On Leak At Nuke Dump

March 5, 2014 10:53 am | by Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press | News | Comments

A union representing some 200 workers at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said its wants to be sure employees are safe when the repository reopens after a radiation leak.              

Protecting Workers From Eye Injuries

March 4, 2014 4:09 pm | by The American Academy Of Ophthalmology | Articles | Comments

During Workplace Eye Wellness Month in March, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding employers and workers in these fields about the importance of wearing eye protection.              

Gov't Ends Ford Vehicle Investigation

March 4, 2014 11:47 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The federal government is closing an investigation into 1.6 million Ford vehicles that can lose engine power after Ford agreed to a remedy.                    

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