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Mark Bello

After Blitz USA Goes Down In Flames, Bill Calls For Flame Arrestors on Portable Fuel Containers

It was a cold, wet December day when a man couldn’t get the fire started during a family camping trip. What he did next is what experts say you should never do. The man used gasoline to start the fire. […]

Mark Bello

When it comes to Safety, “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure”

While initial reports said a boiler exploded at a box manufacturing company in the city of St. Louis shooting debris for blocks, the vessel was a hot water storage tank known as a semi-closed receiver (SCR). The tank is part […]

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Ventilators may Automatically Reset without Warning

Following a warning by the FDA, Medtronic has issued a worldwide field corrective action for all its Newport HT70 and HT70 Plus ventilators due to a risk that the devices may unexpectedly reset during operation. The notice follows at least […]

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Putting Safety First When Working With Robots

An increasing number of jobs once performed by humans are now performed by robots. With robotics playing such a pivotal role in the future of manufacturing, keeping humans safe is gaining the attention of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration […]

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Concerns Raised Over Coronado Bridge Safety After Fatal Crash

Over the weekend, four people were killed and nine others injured when an out-of-control pick-up truck slammed through a concrete retaining wall and plunged off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, nose-diving into a crowd gathered at a booth for the La […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Hot On The Market And Already Up In Flames

You may remember last holiday shopping season when hoverboards sparked safety concerns over their lithium ion batteries, after numerous reports of fires. Now, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone, only one month on the market, is suffering the same fate. […]

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Does Federal Oversight Allow Amusement Park Rides to be “Safe Dangerous”?

Every summer, millions of people visit amusement or water parks. They stand in line for hours to get an adrenaline rush from the biggest and fastest ride. The “scare factor” is the thrill of the twists and turns combined with […]

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Olympus Duodenoscope Superbug: Tell Only when Asked

Last April, it was revealed that between 2010 and 2015 more than 41 hospitals worldwide reported bacterial infections linked to duodenoscopes, likely affecting 300 to 350 patients. The duodenoscope is a flexible long snake-like tube with a tiny camera on […]

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Dangerous Design Flaw May Have Caused Death of Anton Yelchin

Twenty-seven year old “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin was crushed to death on Sunday after his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled backwards pinning him against the brick support pillar of the security gate at his LA home. Police said the […]

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Is Enough Being Done to Stop the Superbug Virus Infecting Patients In Hospitals Nationwide?

In April 2015, it was revealed that between 2010 and 2015 more than 41 hospitals worldwide reported bacterial infections linked to duodenoscopes, likely affecting 300 to 350 patients. Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle reported at least 35 patients were […]