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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15:50 ET Betterconstructionpractices.com Addresses Rise in Road Construction Fatalities

While road construction-related deaths were in a declining trend from 2008-2015, 2016 saw a 7 percent rise in fatalities. Segmented 2017 data shows...


09:01 ET UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Fire Sprinklers (Release 18PN-21 and 18PN-22)

The following is a notification from UL that the fire sprinklers, identified below, bear counterfeit UL Certification Marks for the United States...


07:17 ET An Estimated 45,000 Children from Twenty-Nine Countries on Six Continents Kick Off First Day of Summer with the World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ (#WLSL) to Combat Childhood Drowning.

On Thursday, June 21st, tens of thousands of young swimmers from Boston to Bahrain to Benin, West Africa, all teamed up for the 9th World's Largest...


Jun 21, 2018, 20:23 ET Notice of Data Incident Regarding Mendes & Haney, LLP

Mendes & Haney, LLP ("M&H") announced today that it was subject to a data incident, which may have potentially exposed some information of...


Jun 21, 2018, 20:03 ET Cal/OSHA recuerda a empleadores que protejan a los trabajadores al aire libre contra las enfermedades del calor a medida que aumentan las temperaturas a lo largo del estado

Cal/OSHA está recordando a todos los empleadores que protejan a sus trabajadores que laboran al aire libre contra las enfermedades causadas por el...


Jun 21, 2018, 18:42 ET Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness as Temperatures Rise Statewide

Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness and to encourage their workers to take preventative...


Jun 21, 2018, 16:30 ET Don't interfere with trains during your summer adventures

CP highlights dangerous outdoor activities around railroad property through RailSense campaign MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - "Do...


Jun 21, 2018, 16:10 ET Dr. Edward Picardi MD Signs Up for Samaritan's Purse Once Again

Dr. Picardi will be in Liberia and Togo in West Africa this June as he pursues the Samaritan's purse. Although he has experience in dangerous...


Jun 21, 2018, 14:17 ET Protecting "People, Property and Places" is LPI's Focus of this Year's National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, June 24-30

More people are killed and injured by lightning during the summer months than any other time of year. Many lightning deaths and injuries in the...


Jun 21, 2018, 13:45 ET CCHR's Psychotropic Drug Awareness Campaign Extends to Suicide Warning

Coinciding with the recent tragic suicides of celebrities Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...


Jun 21, 2018, 13:39 ET FirstNet Momentum: More Than 1,000 Public Safety Agencies Subscribed

First responders championed the creation of FirstNet. And now that it's here, they continue to show their support. More than 1,000 public safety...


Jun 21, 2018, 13:33 ET Organogenesis Inc. Announces Support of American Diabetes Association

Organogenesis Inc. – a leading regenerative medicine company committed to empowering healing – today announced it is a proud supporter of the...


Jun 21, 2018, 10:52 ET GLOBALG.A.P. Supports Its Stakeholders to Meet the USA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Requirements

GLOBALG.A.P. introduces a suite of three solutions to support its stakeholders with meeting the USA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)...


Jun 21, 2018, 09:52 ET Multimillion Dollar Ohio-based Opioid Prevention Initiative Announced

The Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH), along with business, civic and community partners, announced today the...


Jun 21, 2018, 08:31 ET American Pyrotechnics Association Urges Fireworks Safety This Independence Day

Fireworks are among the most widely anticipated traditions of celebrating our nation's independence. As the Fourth of July holiday quickly...


Jun 20, 2018, 16:01 ET LuxStar Travel Network Reviews Travel Advisories

Travelers are encouraged to heed these warnings, and alter their travel plans accordingly, to eliminate any unnecessary risks of harm. Current...


Jun 20, 2018, 14:41 ET National Safety Month Gives Opportunity to Evaluate State Investments that Support Active Transportation and Walkability

June is National Safety Month, a good time to look at the design of communities and how they support safe, active transportation. The Safe Routes...


Jun 20, 2018, 14:30 ET Jeremy Bernard Named Next President Of Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles

HEADSHOTS AVAILABLE The Board of Directors of the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles has selected Jeremy Bernard as its next President effective July...


Jun 20, 2018, 13:52 ET AshBritt Concludes Wildfire Debris Clean-Up

Marking a significant milestone in the positive progress towards full recovery for the Northern California counties of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and...


Jun 20, 2018, 13:45 ET CVS Health Expands Safe Drug Disposal at CVS Pharmacy Locations in Arizona to Help Combat Opioid Abuse

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today that the company has expanded its safe medication disposal program to select CVS Pharmacy locations in...


Jun 20, 2018, 13:20 ET Sallyport Global Receives $34 Million Contract To Support U.S. Central Command

Sallyport Global Holdings announced today it was awarded a subcontract by AECOM under AECOM's contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,...


Jun 20, 2018, 12:50 ET Werner Recalls Aluminum Ladders Due to Fall Hazard

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Werner-Recalls-Aluminum-Ladders-Due-to-Fall-Hazard Recall Summary Name of Product: Multi-Purpose Telescoping...


Jun 20, 2018, 11:23 ET Apoyan Huracanes del Norte campaña para hacerse la prueba del VIH

Con el apoyo solidario y un mensaje de los populares Huracanes del Norte, la Fundación Pinyon y La Red Hispana-Hispanic Communications Network, de...


Jun 20, 2018, 10:08 ET Doctor's advice on how to protect yourself from Lyme Disease

Harrisburg, Pa., infectious disease physician John Goldman, MD, has seen his share of patients with Lyme disease. His experience has taught him...


Jun 20, 2018, 09:10 ET The AZEK Company Promotes National Safety Awareness Month with Bike Helmet Give-Away at RailRiders Baseball Game in Scranton, PA

In honor of National Safety Awareness Month, The AZEK® Company will donate bike helmets to kids at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders' home game...