Some of the worst damage from the EF-2 tornado that struck the Ontario city of Barrie on July 15.
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Current building codes do not include the most efficient way to keep houses standing and intact during tornadoes.
The freedom of going mask-free is still a ways off for kids under age 12.
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As many teens and adults in the US restart their social lives, parents of children under the age of 12 wonder when their kids will also be able to experience the freedom that comes with vaccination.
The 21st century promised self-driving cars, but will they actually materialize?
The promise of self-driving cars hasn’t materialized, and we’re no closer to them becoming a reality.
Mark Poindexter puts a tarp on the damaged roof of his home in Gulf Breeze, Louisiana, on Aug. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.
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Federal weather scientists are pushing to make the US more ‘weather-ready,’ which could mean prepping for fires, flooding or storms depending on where you live. The common factor: thinking ahead.
Low pay for nursing home workers has contributed to high staff turnover.
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Nursing homes have struggled through COVID-19 deaths and lockdowns. Giving nurses more quality time with patients can help them win back trust.
Older homes can have a variety of environmental health risks.
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Poor indoor air on tribal lands can cause a range of respiratory illnesses, including viral infections. Here’s how people are fixing the problem while preserving traditional ways.
Pipeline construction cuts through forests and farms in Appalachia.
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Pipeline companies have run roughshod over several regions where they’re building, racking up safety and environmental violations. Many residents feel trapped, with no control over their property.
We asked young people aged five to 15 in Darwin about their sense of safety and what they worry about in their community. Here’s what they told us.
It doesn’t fit!
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There are 15 different kinds of electrical outlets around the world. One standard would be more convenient, but no one wants to change theirs.
Nursing home aides have protested working conditions that can push them to work while sick.
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Over one-third of America’s COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents. Employee policies, particularly for low-paid aides, have sharply raised the risk.
New research shows while most taxi and rideshare journeys are completed safely, there is still an unacceptable level of harassment and intimidation.
Masks hide just part of how you communicate.
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In the age of masks, improve your interactions by using all aspects of human communication.
How smoke moves inside a bar or outside in fresh air can help in visualizing how the coronavirus spreads.
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The 6-foot rule for social distancing doesn’t account for all risks, particularly indoors. Here’s what everyone needs to understand as cooler weather moves more activities inside.
Black and Latino essential workers are more likely to experience food, child care and housing insecurities than their white co-workers, in addition to safety concerns.
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Stress and physical conditions make essential work unsafe, especially for Black and Latino employees.
Wheelchair advocates and taxi drivers protest lack of accessibility and surge pricing in New York City on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
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In order to create an efficient future transportation system, autonomous vehicles need to accommodate people with different mobility needs.
Bicycle police officers keep an eye on Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Warm weather and a reduction in COVID-19 restrictions has many looking to the outdoors for relief.
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The provincial government has funding to support non-police safety and well-being initiatives — but 99 per cent of it just supplements police budgets.
At least 21 states have taken actions within the last four months to limit the liability of health care providers related to the coronavirus.
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Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can’t visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.
Protective measures and their safety assurances can change how people act around risk.
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Behavioral economists explain how widespread use of face masks, hand sanitizer and other preventive measures could counterintuitively encourage riskier behaviors around coronavirus.
Some U.S. workplaces can be dangerous.
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A reduction in OSHA inspectors may lead to a reduction in workplace safety.
You’d thinking flying in a plane would be more dangerous than driving a car. In reality it’s much safer, partly because the aviation industry is heavily regulated. Airlines must stick to strict standards…