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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...

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...

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...

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Are You In Compliance? OSHA’s 10 Most Cited Violations

March 20, 2015 9:40 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | News | Comments

By staying in compliance of the many regulations, manufacturers can be sure to reduce or even eliminate hazardous scenarios.                    

When Oil Prices Are Down, Worker Deaths Are Up In The Bakken

March 17, 2015 9:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Oil companies are dealing with high turnover, pay reductions, longer hours and heavier workloads.                         

Lumber Liquidators To Provide Air Tests Following '60 Minutes' Report

March 16, 2015 2:50 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The report on "60 Minutes" earlier this month said samples of the company's laminate flooring made in China failed to meet California emissions standards for formaldehyde.                                                             

Indiana Man's Device Could Make Mine Rescues Faster, Safer

March 14, 2015 12:06 am | by Howard Greninger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

As part of a surface mine emergency team at Peabody Energy's Bear Run Mine, Jason A. Bradbury has trained to remove people off of heavy mining equipment in the event of a medical emergency or injury.                                     

Zinc Company Overlooked Warning Signs Ahead of Fatal 2010 Explosion

March 13, 2015 9:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Wednesday released a technical analysis of the Horsehead refinery explosion, which killed two workers and seriously injured a third in Monaca, Pennsylvania.                                             

Oil Shipments To Resume In Pipeline That Broke Under River

March 11, 2015 8:44 pm | by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

​A Wyoming company is preparing to resume oil shipments through a pipeline that broke and spewed 30,000 gallons of crude into Montana's Yellowstone River, even as most of the spilled oil remains unrecovered. Cleanup is on hold near the... 

Spate Of Derailments Deepens Fear Of Oil Train Disaster

March 10, 2015 2:44 pm | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Associated Press asked rail and hazardous materials safety experts about what is causing these accidents and what can be done to stop them.                                                                                           

IL Oil Train Derailment Involved Safer Tank Cars

March 6, 2015 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Railroad company officials say a fiery oil train derailment in western Illinois involved tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires. Six of the BNSF Railway train's 105 cars derailed Thursday in a rural area where the Galena River meets the...

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