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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Apr 26, 2016, 15:55 ET New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Partners with AARP at 'Shred Fest 2016,' Helps New Yorkers Avoid Risk of Identity Theft

New Yorkers took a swipe against crime today, helping protect themselves from potential identity thieves by dumping trucks-full of sensitive...


Apr 26, 2016, 13:54 ET Parents Urged to Check Their Window Coverings

The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) is reminding parents and caregivers of the potential dangers posed by window cords, and is urging them to...


Apr 26, 2016, 13:50 ET Workplaces Have Highest Number of Unintentional Deaths Since 2008, says National Safety Council

 Unintentional injuries in the workplace – such as falls, motor vehicle crashes and exposures to chemicals or other harmful substances...


Apr 26, 2016, 13:30 ET Stile Products Expands Recall of Tern Folding Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Stile-Products-Expands-Recall-of-Tern-Folding-Bicycles/ Recall Summary Name of Product: Tern folding...


Apr 26, 2016, 12:30 ET One World Technologies Recalls Snow Blowers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/One-World-Technologies-Recalls-Snow-Blowers/ Recall Summary Name of Product: Ryobi Brushless Snow...


Apr 26, 2016, 11:30 ET Alltrade Tools Recalls Ratcheting Tie Downs Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Sam's Club

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Alltrade-Tools-Recalls-Ratcheting-Tie-Downs/   Recall Summary Name of Product: Snap-on ratcheting tie...


Apr 26, 2016, 10:00 ET BJS Releases National Sources of Law Enforcement Employment Data

 The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released National Sources of Law Enforcement Employment Data, which describes...


Apr 26, 2016, 09:00 ET New Mexico Chooses Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure for State-wide Public Safety Dispatch System

 The New Mexico Department of Public Safety has selected an integrated suite of public safety software from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure...


Apr 26, 2016, 09:00 ET WernerCo to Host Safety Training Events During Month of May

WernerCo, the world leader in ladders and manufacturer of a complete line of climbing products and fall protection equipment, will be conducting...


Apr 26, 2016, 08:45 ET Mesothelioma Compensation Center Expands Nationwide Initiative to Every State, Ensuring Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families Reach the Nation's Top Lawyers Directly

 The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is now expanding their national initiative in the hopes providing a much more honest service for a...


Apr 26, 2016, 08:30 ET WellCare Supports Children and Families in Crisis in Louisville, Kentucky

 Recognizing that child abuse, neglect and violence are serious and preventable public health issues, WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary...


Apr 26, 2016, 08:00 ET Severe Weather: Red Cross Ready to Help; Urges People in Path of Storms to Prepare Now

 Millions of people from Nebraska to Texas face the threat of severe weather this week and the American Red Cross urges them to get prepared...


Apr 25, 2016, 17:36 ET Secretary Rivera Holds Final It's On Us PA Roundtable At Northeast Pa. School District

 Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera facilitated the final It's On Us PA roundtable at the East Stroudsburg School District Administration...


Apr 25, 2016, 15:30 ET Six Michelin Plants in U.S. Recognized for Workplace Safety

At its annual meeting last week, the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) presented six of its 20 safety awards this year to Michelin...


Apr 25, 2016, 14:30 ET One Call Can Help Keep You Safer This Spring

 Every six minutes, someone strikes and damages an underground utility line, but you can help defend your neighborhood. Practicing safe digging...


Apr 25, 2016, 13:25 ET Grand Sierra Resort Provides Notice of a Data Incident

The Grand Sierra Resort is notifying  guests of an unfortunate situation regarding a data security incident that may have affected the...


Apr 25, 2016, 13:23 ET FEMA y NWS instan a familias y comunidades a prepararse para desastres

La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Servicio Nacional Meteorológico (NWS) de...


Apr 25, 2016, 13:03 ET FEMA, NWS Urge Families and Communities to Take Steps to Prepare for Hazards

 Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) National Weather Service...


Apr 25, 2016, 11:51 ET When Confronted by the Mentally Ill What Should Law Enforcement Officers Do? New Fairfax County Program 'Diversion First,' Looked at as a National Model, to be Discussed at April 28 Newsmaker

Many in the law enforcement community feel ill equipped to handle suspects who are mentally ill. Yet, every day, police officers from across the...


Apr 25, 2016, 11:40 ET Two More Law Enforcement Agencies Choose Utility's Rocket IoT™ to Equip Police Vehicles With Smart In-Car Recording Technology

Utility, Inc. announced today that the Baldwin County Sheriff's Department in Alabama and the Cameron Parish Sheriff's Department in Louisiana have...


Apr 25, 2016, 11:39 ET CP recognizes Rail Safety Week, asks everyone to take the safe route home

Rail Safety Week starts April 25. #SeeTracksThinkTrain #RSW2016 CALGARY, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific (CP) and the CP Police...


Apr 25, 2016, 11:35 ET LaRose Industries Announces Safety Measures

COMPANY ACTS QUICKLY IN RESPONSE TO HIGH LEAD COUNT CLAIMS LaRose Industries, LLC., the parent company of Cra-Z-Art, a prime manufacturer and...


Apr 25, 2016, 10:00 ET 'Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge' Teen Safe-driving Program Returns to Metro Detroit

- Mopar Road Ready Powered by Dodge program to visit Center Line, Michigan, April 30-May 1 and May 14-15 - Defensive-driving...


Apr 25, 2016, 09:55 ET Selecting the Right Hospital Can Reduce Your Risk of Avoidable Death by 50%, According to Analysis of Newly Updated Hospital Safety Score Grades

 The Leapfrog Group announced today the Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score update. Alongside the new grades, as part of a contract with Johns...


Apr 25, 2016, 09:25 ET JPay Makes Free KA Lite Videos Available in all Ohio Prisons to Improve the Chances of Offender Success Once Released

 With prison reform prominent in national discourse – today marks the beginning of National Reentry Week – rehabilitation and...