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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27 Jun, 2017, 07:40 ET Fireworks Recalled By American Promotional Events Due to Burn and Injury Hazards

https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Fireworks-Recalled-By-American-Promotional-Events -- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall Recall Date:...


27 Jun, 2017, 06:00 ET Unify and MicroAutomation Bring Innovative NG9-1-1 Solution to Tinker Air Force Base

MicroAutomation, a recognized leader in 9-1-1 solutions, and Unify, the Atos brand for communications software and services, are partnering to...


27 Jun, 2017, 00:05 ET El Informe de Allstate de America's Best Drivers® presenta un enfoque en los conductores anticipando el Cuatro de Julio, el día más fatal en la carretera

El 13avo Informe anual de Allstate de America's Best Drivers® publicado hoy, nombra a Kansas City, Kansas, la ciudad con los conductores más...


27 Jun, 2017, 00:05 ET The 2017 Allstate America's Best Drivers Report® Unveiled as Drivers Approach July Fourth, the Deadliest Day on the Road

The 13th annual Allstate America's Best Drivers Report®, released today, names Kansas City, Kansas, the city with America's safest drivers.i...


26 Jun, 2017, 19:18 ET Consumer Watchdog Calls on Congress to Ensure Safety Standards for Robot Cars; Warns Pre-emption of State Rules Before Feds Act Would Leave Dangerous Regulatory Void

Consumer Watchdog today called on Congress to ensure the adoption of federal safety standards to cover self-driving autonomous vehicles and warned...


26 Jun, 2017, 18:46 ET PharMEDium Services Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Specific Lots of Potassium Phosphate and Succinylcholine Chloride Due to a Lack of Sterility Assurance

PharMEDium Services is conducting a limited, voluntary recall due to Hospira Inc.'s ("Hospira") June 15, 2017 recall announcement that microbial...


26 Jun, 2017, 15:49 ET New Findings Show Sprinkler System Could Have Prevented London Tragedy

Recent reports that detail the origin of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire in London suggest that an automatic fire sprinkler system could...


26 Jun, 2017, 13:44 ET Georgia Power offers storm safety tips for Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Awareness Week in Georgia is June 26-30 and, with temperatures rising during the summer months, so does the chance for severe...


26 Jun, 2017, 13:15 ET Accidental Falls Are Leading Cause of Injury and Death in Older Americans

About a third of people who are 65 years of age and older will be involved in an accidental fall this year that diminishes their quality...


26 Jun, 2017, 11:43 ET ATA Joins 'Our Roads, Our Safety' Campaign

Today, American Trucking Associations joined with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the American Bus Association and AAA to...


26 Jun, 2017, 06:00 ET Michael R. Bloomberg Announces $200 Million American Cities Initiative To Help U.S. Cities Innovate, Solve Problems, And Work Together In New Ways

In an address at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Annual Meeting in Miami, Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the American Cities Initiative, a...


24 Jun, 2017, 07:14 ET Quirónsalud met en place le premier hôpital mobile du Championnat du monde MotoGP pour améliorer la protection sanitaire des pilotes sur les circuits européens

Quirónsalud développe sa collaboration avec le Championnat du monde MotoGP en créant le premier hôpital mobile du circuit. Il s'agit d'une...


23 Jun, 2017, 18:45 ET Opioid Crisis: Congress and Attorney Generals Need to Take Action, Says the Coalition for 21st Century Controlled Substances Act

The nation's opioid crisis is being fueled by crime. Richard Nixon was the last U.S. President to sign any legislation on prescription drug...


23 Jun, 2017, 14:30 ET Quirónsalud promueve el primer hospital móvil del Mundial MotoGP para mejorar la protección sanitaria de los pilotos en los circuitos europeos

Quirónsalud amplía su colaboración con el Mundial de MotoGP con la puesta en marcha del primer hospital móvil en circuito. Un paso más en el...


23 Jun, 2017, 13:18 ET South Asia Democratic Forum Hosts Conference Discussing Cross Border Terrorism in Afghanistan

A seminar titled 'Cross border terrorism in Afghanistan' was organised at the UN in Geneva on June 16, 2017. Hosted by the South Asia Democratic...


23 Jun, 2017, 12:00 ET Peter & Lesley Bracey Home Improvements: London Fire Ignites the Concern of the Use of Noncompliant External Cladding on Australian Buildings

Following the recent London fire, several unpleasant questions have been raised about the use of flammable cladding materials in hundreds of...


23 Jun, 2017, 09:20 ET Pennsylvania Department of State Takes Action Against Charitable Organizations

The Pennsylvania Department of State recently ordered nine charitable organizations to cease fundraising until they are in compliance with the...


22 Jun, 2017, 21:26 ET Why Are Tens of Thousands of Kids on Six Continents Doing Exactly the Same Thing on June 22nd? And, How Did That Happen?

Thousands of children at more than 600 locations in 27 countries, from Australia to Zimbabwe, Bahrain to Brazil, and Panama to Poland, came...


22 Jun, 2017, 17:59 ET Planning a Summer Road Trip? Here's How to Have a Smooth Ride

To make the most out of your summer road trip, you should be prepared before you hit the road to prevent problems once you're far from home. Here...


22 Jun, 2017, 17:34 ET PASS Opposes Privatization of Air Traffic Control System; Rejects House FAA Reauthorization

Today, Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents 11,000 employees...


22 Jun, 2017, 12:00 ET Legalizing recreational marijuana is linked to increased crashes

Legalizing recreational marijuana use in Colorado, Oregon and Washington has resulted in collision claim frequencies that are about 3 percent...


22 Jun, 2017, 11:22 ET American Signal Corporation to Install Extensive Tsunami Warning System in Shelter Cove, CA

American Signal Corporation (ASC) is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by Shelter Cove, CA to design and implement a Tsunami Warning...


22 Jun, 2017, 09:15 ET Wolf Administration Promotes Designated Driving, Highlights Awareness Events, Ahead of Independence Day Holiday

The Wolf Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and local police urge...


22 Jun, 2017, 06:00 ET Consumers Energy Offers 'Above and Below' Summer Safety Tips

Consumers Energy today reminded the public to be extra cautious when working or playing outside, now that summer has officially begun. "The safety...