Transportation Safety

For safety’s sake: Check your tires during hot weather

Tire failure causes 11,000 crashes in U.S. a year

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is warning motorists that hot weather and under-inflated tires in vehicles being driven at highway speeds can cause tire failure – and accidents.

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NTSB red-faced after name gaffe by intern

Phonetic versions regarded as racially insulting

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued an apology after an intern at the agency confirmed the wrong names for the pilots of Asiana Flight 214 – which crashed July 6 at San Francisco International Airport – with a California TV station.

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Who turned off the locomotive that kept train in place?

Canadian officials probe mystery behind runaway train that caused fatal fiery crash

While emergency responders in Quebec, Canada sift through the wreckage for bodies which may never be found -- due to the intensity of the blaze caused by a train derailment on Saturday -- officials are focusing on why the train came loose from its overnight parking spot.

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Alaskan seaplane accident kills 10

NTSB is investigating

An NTSB go-team been dispatched to Soldotna, Alaska to investigate a seaplane crash yesterday that claimed the lives of ten people. The accident involving a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter occurred at 11:20 a.m. (3:20 p.m. ET).

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One of S.F. plane crash fatalities may have been killed by fire truck

Pilot was in training on Boeing 777 model

While the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and other agencies investigate Saturday’s Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport, the local coroner’s office is trying to determine whether one of the two fatalities in the incident was caused by a fire truck that was rushing to the burning plane.

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There’s danger in the air at U.S. airports

Five near-misses bring on recommended changes from NTSB

Following the investigation of five incidents in which commercial jetliners came within hazardous proximity of other aircraft while arriving or departing at major U.S. airports, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) modify the rules for air traffic controllers to ensure the safe separation of airplanes during go-around maneuvers.

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Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Changes to NFPA 70E® – What You Need to Know

NFPA ® for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is revised every three years, providing the most up-to-date requirements for safe work practices to reduce exposure to electrical hazards. This program analyzes several significant changes in 70E ® and is designed to clarify the reasoning behind the changes, and assist in determining how the changes impact employees and employers.

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2015 February

Check out the February issue of ISHN, which features articles about hand protection.

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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For Distributors Only - January 2015



For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. 



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