Driver Fatigue May Be Responsible for New York Bus Accident

Driver fatigue may be to blame for last year’s deadly bus crash in New York. Newly released documents show the bus driver was frequently using his cellphone and rental car during the hours he claimed to be asleep. Documents provided by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) revealed that in the three days before the […]

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Elevators: How Safe Are They?

In the U.S., elevator and escalator accidents kill about 30 people a year and seriously injure 17,000. The vast majority (90%) of these incidents involve elevators, which also account for well over half the injuries. There are an estimated 900,000 elevators in the U.S., each of which serves about 20,000 people annually. All U.S. elevators […]

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Threshold for Lead Poisoning Lowered By CDC

Earlier this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lowered the amount lead in the blood required to demonstrate lead poisoning. The amount was reduced to five micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood from the previous standard of 10 micrograms. This move by the CDC means that more children may be diagnosed […]

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OSHA Takes Almost Eight Years to Approve Workplace Safety Rules

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report showing just how long it takes for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to adopt workplace safety rules. On average it takes the agency almost eight years to approve new safety rules, much longer than other government agencies. OSHA aims to assure safe working conditions […]

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