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Category Archives: safety

Highway Guardrails Can be Deadly!

Federal highway officials have long insisted that guardrails are safe, but some guardrails have caused serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Some guardrails are cut to form rail heads or end terminals and should be curled safely, but instead are cut into spears and when cars hit them they injure the occupants instead of cushioning the […]

The Skully Smart Motorcycle Helmet Provides an Added Layer of Safety

Using an elaborate network of sensors, microprocessors, and a camera, the newly designed Skully AR-1 is able to deliver a Heads Up Display, with turn-by-turn GPS navigation, with information appearing approximately ten feet in front of the rider. The platform, called the Synapse platform, offers automatic infinitely variable focal distance, meaning that the GPS itself […]

New Concerns About an Old Heart Drug

A recent study found that one of the oldest and most commonly used heart medications may shorten the lives of patients with atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat that affects about three million Americans. The drug, digoxin, is used every day by millions of people, mostly older adults. It is prescribed for heart […]

Metro-North Takes Safety Measures

After a fatal derailment and several other disasters, Metro-North is changing its focus from punctuality and on-time performance to safety statistics and messages. The change is in response to a recent review about Metro-North’s “deficient safety culture.” “While good progress has been made, much more needs to be done,” Joseph J. Giulietti, Metro-North’s president, wrote […]

Workers at Greater Risk for Some Job-Related Cancers at Former IBM Plant in Endicott. NY

Some workers at a former IBM plant in Endicott, NY are at a higher risk of job-related cancers than the general population, according to a new study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The study determined that deaths from several types of cancer were more common in workers at the now-closed plant. […]

67% of People Used Bleach to Remediate Mold Post-Sandy, Problems Continue

Survey findings were released recently on the presence of mold in homes almost two years after Superstorm Sandy. The initial findings of the study, completed by the New York Committee of Occupational Safety and Health and Long Island Jobs with Justice, showed that 57% of people continued to live in a Sandy-damaged home after the […]