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A NIOSH Science Blog post by Stephanie Pratt, PhD: A 45-year-old salesperson was killed in a motor vehicle crash while traveling to meet with clients.A 26-year-old emergency medical technician died when the ambulance she was in was struck head-on by a pickup truck traveling more than 70 miles per hour in the wrong lane of a two-lane road.
Pediatricians are being urged to advise parents and patients about pedestrian safety by the authors of a new study showing that child pedestrians are often hit by cars because they are distracted by mobile devices, such as MP3 players and cell phones.
Posted with permission from FairWarning.org: The political rhetoric over health care this election season may leave voters confused, but they can be sure of at least this much: One of America’s more egregious public health afflictions, deaths and injuries in car crashes, is being massively ignored.
Here are the week’s top occupational health and safety stories from www.ISHN.com:
Parents are making five significant mistakes when using car seats and booster seats, according to a recent survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Maybe that’s because one in five parents don't read any instructions when installing seats.
Remarks by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman to the Aero Club of Washington yesterday:
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says it will test 54 2013 passenger vehicle models as part of its 5-star safety ratings program.
The FAA’s 34th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Survey for 2011 data is underway and available online at www.aviationsurvey.org
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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