Public Safety This category contains the most recent news regarding public safety, including policy decisions, legislation, and education efforts. Find releases encompassing road safety, food safety, workplace accident prevention, product recalls, testing standards, and awareness campaigns. Also included are stories about crime rates, law enforcement efforts, alcohol and drug abuse health alerts, anti-contamination measures and disease control.

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17:28 ET Criminal and civil actions filed against Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Today, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. agreed to plead guilty in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts to two...


16:29 ET Shawn Mendes Launches Crowdrise Campaign With $100,000 Donation And Partners With Red Cross To Raise Money For Mexico Earthquake Relief

Today, singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes announced that he is partnering with Red Cross to raise money and bring awareness to those in need after a...


15:54 ET Young Safety Professionals Recognized for Extraordinary Contributions to Workplace Safety

The National Safety Council is proud to announce its eighth class of NSC Rising Stars of Safety – a group of future leaders dedicated to making...


14:06 ET PRAESIDIAD Transformation Continues With Move to London, UK

PRAESIDIAD, market leader of security systems and solutions, relocates corporate headquarters from Ghent, Belgium, to London, UK as part of their...


13:40 ET MSA Safety Takes Fall Protection to New Heights

For industries that require men and women to work at heights, such as wind energy, utilities, construction, telecommunications and transportation,...


12:35 ET FPL completes service restoration to more than 4.4 million customers impacted by historic Hurricane Irma

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) today announced that service has been restored to essentially all of its 4.4 million customers who were...


11:00 ET Seminar On Limiting Exposure To Cancer Will Take Place In Fall

As cancer diagnoses continue to rise in the U.S., so does the urgency for finding solutions. This fall, certified nutritionist and holistic...


08:00 ET "Worse Than a War Zone": Dominica's Prime Minister Implores World to Act, Following Hurricane Maria Tragedy

After days of silence, cut off and isolated from the rest of the world, Dominica has emerged a broken nation. In an emotional interview this...


07:30 ET TASER Deployments Expanded Across Nine Federal and State Law Enforcement Agencies

Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN) the global leader in public safety technology today announced the receipt of multiple orders for its TASER X26P and TASER X2...


06:55 ET Mallinckrodt Advocates for Comprehensive, Multi-Prong Action Plan to Fight Opioid Abuse and Misuse in the United States

Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), an industry leader in the effort to address prescription drug diversion and misuse in the United States, today...


Sep 21, 2017, 18:15 ET Metal Defender at the Heartland Events Center

This was a relatively large event for the new upcoming security brand but due to time-sensitive circumstances, they had shown how valuable an asset...


Sep 21, 2017, 17:00 ET Bachoco Announces No Material Damages and Reinforces its Commitment with Communities Affected by Earthquakes in Mexico.

Industrias Bachoco S.A.B. de C.V. ("Bachoco" or "the Company") (NYSE: IBA; BMV: Bachoco), Mexico's leading producer and processor of poultry and...


Sep 21, 2017, 15:13 ET Union Pacific Celebrates Rail Safety Week in Communities

Union Pacific will celebrate U.S. Rail Safety Week as part of its continued efforts to educate the public about staying safe near rail operations...


Sep 21, 2017, 14:41 ET Peer-reviewed Research Publication Gives a Big Nod to GFSI's Collective Industry Achievements

The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) has been the subject of a freshly-published, peer-reviewed research paper in the Journal of Food...


Sep 21, 2017, 13:33 ET SOCMA to Host Retrospective Panel on Disaster Planning & Response at National Chemical Safety Symposium

With Houston, Florida and the Southeastern United States impacted by flooding and storm damage as a result of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the...


Sep 21, 2017, 13:00 ET Delaware County, PA Declares War On Opioid Addiction By Becoming First County In State To Sue Pain-Killer Manufacturers

Delaware County, Pennsylvania's fifth largest county, today declared war on opioid addiction by becoming the first county in the state to sue for...


Sep 21, 2017, 13:00 ET Rural Americans less likely to wear seat belts, more likely to die in crashes

Adult motor vehicle drivers and passengers in America's most rural counties had motor-vehicle death rates 3 to 10 times higher than those in the...


Sep 21, 2017, 12:15 ET ASTHO Awards Public Health Leaders for Outstanding Service

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) honored public health leaders with several awards this week at its 2017 Annual...


Sep 21, 2017, 10:33 ET Renthal Recalls Motorcycle Clip-on Handlebars Due to Crash Hazard

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Renthal-Recalls-Motorcycle-Clip-on-Handlebars Recall Summary Name of Product: Gen1 and Gen 2 motorcycle...


Sep 21, 2017, 09:29 ET The United States Commission on Civil Rights Releases its Report: Targeted Fines and Fees against Low-Income People of Color: Civil Rights and Constitutional Implications

Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released its report, Targeted Fines and Fees against Low-Income People of Color: Civil Rights and...


Sep 21, 2017, 09:00 ET AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Respond to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, has deployed more than 1,400 AmeriCorps...


Sep 20, 2017, 22:00 ET Hallandale Beach Hires Its First Female Police Chief From Within Ranks

Sonia Quiñones will make history in Hallandale Beach in October, when she becomes the city's first female police chief. Quiñones currently Major...


Sep 20, 2017, 19:05 ET ASUR Announces the Impact of Hurricane Maria on Luis Muñoz Marín Airport

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR) (ASUR), the first privatised airport group in Mexico and operator of Cancun...


Sep 20, 2017, 16:46 ET United Arab Emirates Provides $10 Million to Help Florida Recover and Rebuild From Hurricane Irma

Following the destruction of Hurricane Irma, which brought widespread devastation to the Florida Keys and communities all across the state, the...


Sep 20, 2017, 16:08 ET National Safety Council Opens World's Largest Annual Safety Show in Indianapolis

The National Safety Council is hosting its 2017 NSC Congress & Expo in Indianapolis September 23-27. This year's event, Racing to Zero – Safety...