Does a New Department of Energy Order About Worker Safety Violate the Atomic Energy Act?
Numerous officials from the federal nuclear safety board are saying that it does, and, in the process, puts the health of workers at serious risk.
Viewfinder: A Demonstration for Women's Safety in Sri Lanka
Women carry banners during a demonstration on March 5th, 2018, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Expect the Unexpected: How to Test Autonomous Cars for Real-World Situations
Before self-driving cars begin appearing on our roadways, we need to ensure that they can cope with the potential hazards of driving alongside other vehicles.
The FDA Finally Endorses a Safety Device for Liquid Children’s Medications
Flow restrictors can help prevent children from taking too much acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, which can cause liver damage if taken in high doses.
Do Bulletproof Whiteboards Protect Children or Traumatize Them?
Hardwire Armor Systems outfitted Delaware’s Colonial School District this year with bulletproof whiteboards capable of absorbing ammunition from handguns, shotguns, or assault rifles. No psychiatric evaluations of the technology and the effect it could have on children were conducted.
Uber Claims Credit for Drop in Drunk Driving Accidents. But Where's the Evidence?
The ride-sharing service published a report with Mothers Against Drunk Driving connecting the rise of Uber to a drop in drunk driving accidents. But the connection isn’t so clear.
The Surprisingly Lax Oversight of the Security Guard Industry
The private security industry is exploding, but regulations and training aren’t keeping up.
Can Better Sports Coverage Reduce Football Injuries?
A new study suggests the media's attitude toward the sport's players could play a major role in its tough-guy ethos.
Can Gay Men Use the New Female Condom for Safer Anal Sex?
The female condom has won praise for empowering women, but ever since it came onto the market, the device has found a small fan base among an unexpected population: gay men.
The Dangerous Rise of Social Media in the Operating Room
Surveys suggest most doctors and nurses understand the significant safety issues associated with the use of cell phones and laptops during surgery. But that’s not stopping them from pulling out the distracting devices.
Rocky Mountain High or Reefer Madness? The Risks of Pot in Colorado
A reporter returns to his hometown and confronts the new reality of legalized marijuana.
The Female Condom Is the Next Big Thing in Safe Sex
Once derided as being like a plastic bag with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom is undergoing a transformation.
OSHA Takes a Closer Look at the Most Dangerous Job in America
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration will systematically track who subcontractors were working for when accidents occur on cell tower sites.
The Myth of Supervision: Child Safety Isn't About You
Increased vigilance isn't necessarily the best way to prevent child-safety issues and injuries.
Flipping Over Lids: Inside the Debate About Compulsory Cycling Helmets
Should you be required to wear a helmet when riding a bike? What if they actually make you more likely to be injured?
To Go After Doctors, We Need a Definition for 'Abusive' Prescribing
As Medicare considers banning doctors who pose a “threat to the health or safety” of patients, it plans to consider an array of factors.
Why a Safety Device That Can Stop Overdoses by Kids Isn't Widely Used
Safety valves that cost pennies per bottle could save thousands of kids from being rushed to emergency rooms each year. A doctor has campaigned to have the devices added to all liquid medicines, but so far he’s had limited success.