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Freezing weather now sweeping across much of the U.S. brings a greater risk of ice storms and underlines the need for careful planning and heightened safety measures. In fact, it does not take much ice to create disaster conditions. Even a thin coat of ice can create dangerous conditions on roads. Add strong winds and [...]


Brazil is steadily moving into the international spotlight as it prepares to host the World Cup, which begins next week on June 12, and the Olympics in 2016, both of which are forecasted to showcase its status as an emerging economic power. On the other hand, these events are also likely to amplify security risks [...]

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Millions of workers in a number of industries are exposed to chemicals every day. While many of these chemicals may be harmful, only a small number are regulated in the workplace. Because of this, employees suffer more than 190,000 illnesses and 50,000 deaths annually—all related to chemical exposures. Workplace chemical exposures have been linked to [...]


Dumb Ways to Die

by Morgan O'Rourke on November 29, 2012 · 2 comments

Metro Trains Melbourne, an Australian train company, recently created an entertaining way to promote rail safety with an animated video entitled “Dumb Ways to Die.” The video and accompanying song are both darkly amusing and extremely catchy and has already gone viral with more than 28 million views on YouTube since its debut November 14. [...]