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…
Don’t sleep on the job.
The more businesses encourage their employees to sleep well, the better their employees perform.
Urban safety is as much about inclusion and belonging as it is about better lighting and CCTV.
Many people are taking glucosamine for their osteoarthritis. But do they really need to stop in light of new safety warnings?
The nuclear power plant in Pickering, Ont., was the subject of a false alarm.
A nuclear alarm was issued on Jan. 12, 2020. The alarm had been mistakenly sent during a training exercise and was retracted, but the impact will erode trust in public safety efforts.
What’s your safest option for a ride home?
Uber's first safety report revealed 107 deaths and nearly 6,000 sexual assaults over two years. But the rideshare service may still be safer than the alternatives.
No drug is 100% safe.
A person's drug experience can be influenced by many different things, such as heat, access to water and dosage.
Matthew Hedges with his wife Daniela Tejada.
As I found, academics engaging in fieldwork research are in a particularly vulnerable position.
Children with ASD are particularly prone to poisoning, suffocation and wandering that can lead to death by drowning or vehicular accident.
This simple strategy could help your child safely negotiate dangerous situations such as getting lost in a public place or discovering a firearm.
Hip implants and other medical devices are not always designed with women in mind.
How an implant is designed, tested, regulated and discussed with patients tends to disadvantage women. It's time that changed.
Electricity happens when electrons move from one atom to another.
Parents want their children to be kind to animals, but a hug looks very different to a frightened dog.
Just another American abroad.
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If headlines about bombings and airplane crashes are making you rethink your international travel plans this summer, a look at how many Americans actually die abroad should set your mind at ease.
A lot of chemical reactions happen in the very short time it takes to light a match.
I have been interested in the science of fire and fireworks for a long time, and can tell you there is a lot happening in the very short time it takes to light a match.
From Alexa and Siri to intelligent speed assistance, there's a lot of technology competing for our attention while driving,
Automation can often get ahead of safety regulators’ efforts.
Government regulators and industry experts often overlook the complexities and risks of human-technology interactions and increasingly rely on companies' voluntary oversight and self-assessments.
Backpacking has become an important of the travel market.
Backpacking is growing and West African countries such as Ghana need to actively attract them.
Cars that keep your speed within the limit may seem like a good idea, but the prospect of introducing the technology raises some tricky questions.