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…
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.