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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

Men with guns in schools: Resource officers

Mar 14, 2013
One popular response to the school massacre in Connecticut was a call to put armed guards in all schools. Thousands of schools already have them.
Posted In: guns, schools, safety, school security

Better radar, tracking systems lead to safest air travel since 1945

Feb 12, 2013
Today marks four years to the day since the last fatal crash of a commercial airliner in the U.S. In addition, the New York Times points out that last year was the safest for global air travel since 1945.
Posted In: Airlines, safety, Tech

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