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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Oct 18, 2018, 20:28 ET Equipo de Protección de Leyes Laborales toma medidas para proteger a los trabajadores del Sur de California

El Equipo de Protección de Leyes Laborales de California (LETF, por sus siglas en inglés) ha descubierto violaciones a la seguridad durante...


Oct 18, 2018, 17:43 ET La aplicación móvil HI-TAPO ofrece apoyo sin precedentes durante interacciones con las fuerzas policiales

El eterno paradigma del sistema judicial está por cambiar; una nueva aplicación gratuita llamada HI-TAPO para teléfonos Android, la cual se lanza hoy ...


Oct 18, 2018, 17:02 ET New HI-TAPO App Offers Unprecedented Support During Law Enforcement Stops

The centuries-old criminal justice paradigm has just shifted. HI-TAPO, a new free mobile app for Android phones, which launches today as a pilot...


Oct 18, 2018, 14:08 ET Labor Enforcement Task Force Takes Action to Protect Southern California Workers

California's Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) has discovered safety violations during targeted inspections that put workers in immediate danger of ...


Oct 18, 2018, 12:48 ET PJM Donates $20,000 to Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

PJM Interconnection, the nation's largest power grid operator, is donating $20,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Michael relief efforts....


Oct 18, 2018, 12:19 ET Flushmate® Recalls Flushmate II 501-B Pressure-Assisted Flushing Systems Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Flushmate-Recalls-Flushmate-II-501B-PressureAssisted-Flushing-Systems-Due-to-Impact-and-Laceration-Hazards Recall...


Oct 18, 2018, 11:15 ET State of Maryland, Washington County Officials Mark One Year of FirstNet in the State

One year after Gov. Larry Hogan approved the build out of FirstNet network platform in Maryland by AT&T, first responders in Maryland are already...


Oct 18, 2018, 09:49 ET SWAT Mosquito Systems Explains the Dangers and Solutions to South Florida Mosquitos

South Florida residents and tourists are leaning toward mosquito control following a significant increase in the number of bugs found on properties...


Oct 18, 2018, 08:30 ET IBM, Stop the Traffik, Western Union, Barclays, Lloyd's Banking Group, Liberty Global, Europol and University College London Unveil International Data Hub to Combat Human Trafficking

IBM (NYSE: IBM), Stop the Traffik (STT), Western Union, Barclays, Lloyd's Banking Group, Liberty Global, Europol and University College London today...


Oct 18, 2018, 07:30 ET Baden-Württemberg is First German State to Fully Deploy Axon Body-Worn Cameras

Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, today announced that the State Police of Baden-Württemberg in...


Oct 17, 2018, 16:57 ET More than 10 Million Californians to Participate in ShakeOut, the World's Largest Earthquake Drill

This Thursday, October 18, is International ShakeOut Day and will involve 10 million Californians and counting who will practice "Drop, Cover and...


Oct 17, 2018, 13:58 ET National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Allows for Safe Disposal of Unused Medications

Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high with an...


Oct 17, 2018, 13:38 ET National Safety Council Partners with Toyota on Vehicle Recall Campaign

The National Safety Council is pleased to welcome Toyota Motor North America in support of its Check To Protect campaign, which seeks to reduce the...


Oct 17, 2018, 12:57 ET Northwest pedestrians admit to using their phones but insist they aren't distracted

Travel down a typical Northwest street and you're likely to see a familiar scenario: pedestrians paying close attention to their phones, potentially...


Oct 17, 2018, 12:26 ET Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Joins ABA's Pledge Campaign

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced...


Oct 17, 2018, 12:00 ET MSA Takes Safety to New Heights

According to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a...


Oct 17, 2018, 09:15 ET As Wildfires Continue Across Western US, Environmental Health Experts Provide Advice on How to Help Keep Indoor Air Clear of Smoke

Firefighters and support personnel continue to work toward containing 36 large fires currently burning in the western U.S. This year alone, the fires ...


Oct 17, 2018, 08:37 ET Who is Protecting You? "The Club" Pepper Spray Helps Protect Against Assaults and Personal Attacks

Assaults, attacks, violence – all words that are heard too frequently in the news today. Victims vary in age, gender, orientation, race, geography –...


Oct 17, 2018, 00:02 ET Blue Ribbon Panel: Now is the Time to Consider Child Passenger Safety in Self-Driving Vehicles

With self-driving cars poised to revolutionize America's roadways and vehicle safety, top safety experts are calling upon developers of autonomous or ...


Oct 16, 2018, 17:53 ET CELL Receives Terrorism Prevention Award for Innovative Community Training at Super Bowl LII

The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) and the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) received the International Association of Chiefs of...


Oct 16, 2018, 17:43 ET California Public Utility Commission Urged To Investigate PG&E and Other Utilities For Blackouts And To Require A Specific Threat Before Shutdowns, Says Consumer Watchdog

Consumer Watchdog today urged the President of the California Public Utilities Commission, Michael Picker, to launch a public investigation of...


Oct 16, 2018, 16:18 ET LA Injury Group Warns Drivers to Save Data From Vehicle 'Black Boxes' After an Accident

Ben Charchian, Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, from LA Injury Group, a personal injury law firm in Los Angeles, is warning drivers to protect...


Oct 16, 2018, 15:30 ET Duke Energy Florida providing financial support to communities and billing assistance for customers affected by Hurricane Michael

Duke Energy today said it would provide flexible bill payment arrangements to customers experiencing financial hardship due to Hurricane Michael. In...


Oct 16, 2018, 14:48 ET Avoid spooky injuries this Halloween

Halloween is quickly approaching. As trick-or-treaters plan their candy routes, and jack-o'-lanterns appear on porches in neighborhoods across the...


Oct 16, 2018, 14:44 ET Emergency Physicians Provide Halloween Safety Tips For Parents

It is estimated that more than 41 million children will trick-or-treat nationwide this Halloween. The nation's emergency physicians offer a few tips...