Texting And Walking – Maybe This Is A Solution?

  Seeing Eye People are a safe and practical solution for those people that insist on texting and walking at the same time. City Transportation departments could easily fund this venture with their excess revenue and make a significant dent in unemployment. Graduating college students could start off as interns and advance into a full … Continue reading Texting And Walking – Maybe This Is A Solution?

3 Million Boxes of Kellogg’s Mini Wheats Recalled For Metal Fragments

By News Desk | October 11, 2012 Up to three million boxes of cereal have been recalled by Kellogg’s because they may contain metal fragments. The foreign material is pieces of flexible metal mesh from a faulty machine part, but the company says the chances of the material getting into anyone’s cereal bowl are very … Continue reading 3 Million Boxes of Kellogg’s Mini Wheats Recalled For Metal Fragments

Insurers Taking Closer Look At Refinery Risks After Venezuela Blast That Killed 42 Workers

AP PHOTO - An explosion and fire rocked Venezuela's largest refinery late last month. The fire and explosion that killed 42 and injured more than 100 at a Venezuela oil refinery late last month added to a growing trend of onshore energy losses and may lead to greater scrutiny of all refinery risks by underwriters. … Continue reading Insurers Taking Closer Look At Refinery Risks After Venezuela Blast That Killed 42 Workers

Warmest Half Year On Record For U.S. Mainland, NOAA ‘State Of The Climate’ Reports

Yes, it really is getting hot out there. A new report finds that the past 12 months have been the warmest on record for the mainland United States. According to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center's "State of the Climate: National Overview for June 2012" report released Monday, the 12-month period from July 2011 to … Continue reading Warmest Half Year On Record For U.S. Mainland, NOAA ‘State Of The Climate’ Reports

OSHA Investigating Postal Worker’s Illness After Handling Package From Yemen

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the federal agency charged with monitoring worker safety, is investigating the illness of a U.S. Postal Service employee who handled a leaking package from Yemen at an Orlando mail-sorting facility. The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting first reported that Jeffrey A. Lill experienced health problems after handling the parcel, … Continue reading OSHA Investigating Postal Worker’s Illness After Handling Package From Yemen

UPDATE: IOSHA Cites 3 Employers Following Investigation Into Fatal Stage Collapse in August, 2011

UPDATE: IOSHA cites 3 employers following investigations after fatal injuries at 2011 Indiana State Fair Indiana OSHA has cited three organizations involved in the Indiana State Fair accident on August 13, 2011 that resulted in fatal injuries of two workers. Fifty-eight people were injured and 7 were killed when a gust of wind toppled stage … Continue reading UPDATE: IOSHA Cites 3 Employers Following Investigation Into Fatal Stage Collapse in August, 2011

Novartis Recalls Excedrin, NoDoz, Gas-X and Bufferin

(Credit: Excedrin) (AP) Novartis is recalling some popular over-the-counter drugs over concerns about broken or incorrect tablets winding up in pill bottles. Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X are the drugs in question. Novartis had recently decided to temporarily suspend production at its Lincoln, Neb. Plant for "maintenance and other improvement activities." The Swiss drug maker … Continue reading Novartis Recalls Excedrin, NoDoz, Gas-X and Bufferin

NTSB Calls for Nationwide Ban on All Cell Phone Use While Driving

By JOAN LOWY | December 14, 2011 Following yesterday’s Board meeting on the 2010 multi-vehicle highway accident in Gray Summit, Mo., the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called for the first-ever nationwide ban on driver use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) while operating a motor vehicle. The safety recommendation specifically calls for the 50 states … Continue reading NTSB Calls for Nationwide Ban on All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Flood Surge Raises Fear Of Montana Oil Pipleline Rupture Spread – Same Pipeline Shut Down In May 2011For Safety Reasons

By MATTHEW BROWN LAUREL, Mont. (AP) — Crews cleaning up an oil spill on the Yellowstone River faced difficult conditions today as the scenic waterway rose above flood stage and stoked fears that surging currents could push crude into undamaged areas and back channels vital to the river’s prized fishery. Conditions on the swollen Yellowstone have … Continue reading Flood Surge Raises Fear Of Montana Oil Pipleline Rupture Spread – Same Pipeline Shut Down In May 2011For Safety Reasons

Updated: Death Toll Up To 343 from Extreme Weather in Alabama the South as Storms, Tornadoes Ravage Area

Tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 27, 2011 Tornado Outbreak Death Toll Hits 343, Second-Deadliest Day From Twister In U.S. History Update: The death toll from severe storms that roared across the South has now risen to 337 across five states with Alabama and Mississippi each reporting increases in the number of deaths in their … Continue reading Updated: Death Toll Up To 343 from Extreme Weather in Alabama the South as Storms, Tornadoes Ravage Area