A pothole for bike-sharing programs: helmets

Sep 4, 2015
Ridership goes down when they are required, research shows.
Posted In: safety, bicycling, helmet
The sharing economy, which includes companies like Uber, has drawn some unpleasant headlines lately.

When sharing is scaring

Aug 20, 2015
After horror stories, debate grows over how to keep users of new services safe.
Posted In: Uber, sharing economy, regulation, airbnb, safety
A helicopter flies over an oil slick amid cleanup operations during the BP Deepwater Horizon platform disaster.

BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement over 2010 spill

Jul 2, 2015
The deal brings the company's total liability to more than $40 billion.
Posted In: bp oil spill, oil industry, safety

Debate over sleep holds up new trucking regulations

May 11, 2015
The industry is fighting a federal rule that prescribes when truckers must sleep.
Posted In: trucking, regulation, safety, sleep

Danger in the U.S.' booming oil and gas fields

Sep 26, 2014
How many deaths push regulators to act? Coal mining disasters provide one answer.
Posted In: energy, crude oil, safety

Designing a better helmet

Oct 10, 2013
At MIT, researchers are hard at work on building the next generation of helmets.
Posted In: helmet, safety, MIT

A $129 smoke detector that talks

Oct 8, 2013
The Nest Protect costs four times as much as a normal smoke detector.
Posted In: fire, home security, safety

Tesla in hot water after its car catches on fire

Oct 3, 2013
Electric car maker Tesla saw a drop in its shares yesterday after a video of one of its cars that caught on fire went viral.
Posted In: tesla, safety, electric car

It takes more than a background check to prevent a violent shooting

Sep 20, 2013
When it comes to preventing shootings at the workplace, background checks before hiring employees are just the first step.
Posted In: security, safety, shootings, Navy Yard, workplace, background checks

Texting while driving? There's an app to stop that

May 20, 2013
AT&T and other mobile carriers are uniting to help prevent teens from texting while driving. What technology exists, and does it work?
Posted In: texting, safety