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“riding down a street full of parked #cars can be nerve-wracking since you never know if one is about to open its door as you ride by. European #cyclists can rest a little easier because both #Ford and #Volkswagen are taking steps to prevent occupants in their vehicles from #dooring them”
"any help drivers (and #cyclists) can get is welcome” https://www.carscoops.com/2023/12/ford-vw-announce-new-warning-system-to-prevent-occupants-from-dooring-cyclists/ #cycling #safety #Europe
Cybertruck will be a cyberkiller of pedestrians and cyclists.
The #Illuminati stands for a greater good and is always looking for ways to help people maximize their potential. That's why we support those who want to keep their possessions safe and in perfect condition. #Organization #Protection #Safety #Quality #Efficiency https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4ax85p/best-gifts-for-sneakerheads-shoe-lovers
"#Voters, responsible #reporters, and #viewers can take note of last night and all that it revealed about the #desperate #candidates and a #grandstanding #moderator and how they #failed to deliver #information that #advances our #democracy and the #safety of all #Americans."
The #confidential #audit from the #InternationalCivilAviationOrganization says the country has fallen precipitously since 2005 in three #safety areas: #aircraft operations, #airports & #AirNavigation.
Hey friends, so I definitely still need help this month bcuz being disabled & broke is a long-term state of being, but my sister needs some help too. She has treatment resistant epilepsy and the only thing we've found that consistently helps is delta8 THC w/ CBD. THC & CBD have been researched for epilepsy for years, but it's expensive!
While a new audit finds serious safety and security issues at tne biggest library system in Oregon, that's not all that's wrong.
' Some employees pointed to diversity, equity and inclusion priorities and said they were “more talk than action.”
Some employees questioned the ... decision to close multiple neighborhood libraries that serve the county’s Black community for construction starting in December 2022 ... '
Underride collisions can and should be prevented. Watch this video to learn how Truck Sail can contribute to increased safety:
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Millions of People Used Tainted Breathing Machines. The #FDA Failed to Use Its Power to Protect Them.
The FDA’s complaint-tracking system for medical devices allowed Philips to obscure when it knew about dangerous CPAPs.
New reporting shows the regulatory lapses extend to many devices and companies.
Pentagon grounds Osprey fleet after fatal crash sparks safety concerns https://noah-news.com/gb/en/defense/2023/12/07/pentagon-grounds-osprey-fleet-after-fatal-crash-sparks-safety-concerns #Osprey #military #safety
Sellafield nuclear site workers claim ‘toxic culture’ of bullying, sexual harassment and drugs could put safety at risk | Energy industry | The Guardian
When the interviewer finally reads my resume:
Them: Oh I see you worked at [redacted], can you tell me more about what programs you worked on?
Them: What it's classifed?
Tragic shark attack claims life of Boston newlywed in the Bahamas https://noah-news.com/gb/en/news/2023/12/05/tragic-shark-attack-claims-life-of-boston-newlywed-in-the-bahamas #SharkAttack #Bahamas #Safety
@btaroli @duckduckgo @brave I don’t like having one search engine practically defining what I see on the internet, so I like to use more than just one. Brave Search and DuckDuckGo are the ones I tend use the most though, both having their own strengths and weaknesses. #BraveSearch #DuckDuckGo #search #safety #privacy
San Francisco now at 35% office vacancy rate, highest ever recorded: data
#ycombinator #downtown_san_francisco #office_vacancy #stores_closing #crime #safety #tech_offices_sf #homelessness #remote_work #sf_townhall #mayor_london_breed
If you're setting up your security budgets for next year, make sure you include digital safety training. I can help with that. 🙂
I deliver training with memes.
Please see example.
Send me a quick message if you're interested.
Sore shoulders! I conditioned all summer for this!
It's getting daylight, I want to go shoot some fresh snow photos before tracks ruin the shots.
After this coffee, I'm dressing again and taking my camera out for a bit if I can. I'll finish my audiobook, take some photos, and then take a well-deserved rest.
I feel I could sleep; you know how unusual that is?
I had 4 hours last night.
"I'm A Crypto Hate Maximalist"
smcdow writes software that connects to crypto exchange APIs, and speaks on the nuts and bolts of "the always-amateur-hour that is the crypto world" in the Bond villain compliance strategy thread.
This past week I caught up with Maxime Gariel from Xwing and Luuk van Dijk from Daedalean to discuss their new collaboration, which is all about persuading #aviation #safety regulators to embrace their shared vision for certifying #machinelearning #ai applications: https://theaircurrent.com/industry-strategy/xwing-and-daedalean-collaborate-on-shared-vision-for-certifiable-ai/
This 1992 paper by system #safety guru #NancyLeveson http://sunnyday.mit.edu/steam.pdf describes the history of safety laws about high pressure #steam. Leveson was arguing for similar laws for safety critical #software, but the same arguments apply to safety in any area, including #socialmedia
She skewers #libertarian claims that liability & reputation are enough, & shows that only real laws regulating operator safety will reduce accidents.
But those who do not know history...
Next was an engaging conversation with Laura Boudreau on multinational enforcement of labor laws in #Bangladesh on the @voxdev podcast. Boudreau convincingly shows through an RCT improved compliance after new worker safety laws were introduced and enforced by multinationals (with some complicating effects depending on management quality), and importantly improvements in safety and performance. Highly recommend https://voxdev.org/topic/firms-trade/multinational-enforcement-labour-laws-evidence-bangladesh (6/7) #labor #safety #management
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There is an anti-crease function, but I'm not sure how effective it is after I took the stuffs out of the dryer.
I used to have a sail boat. One of the most important #safety rules in sailing is "don't sail on a schedule".
What this means is that if you have a destination & a deadline, you will override safety signals (like weather) & travel in unsafe conditions due to deadline pressure. This is how serious accidents happen while sailing.
Planning for sailing puts an emphasis on having a checklist that includes having situational awareness of issues like boat condition, charts, & weather by explicitly checking the marine weather forecasts.
Also you have to be prepared to bail on your destination & schedule if the safety signals change. You have to know where your closest port is to seek shelter if a storm arises.
It occurred to me that the #airbornePrecautions equivalent is "don't be task focused on a deadline".
The need to get a task done by a deadline causes you to lose situational awareness, & accept risk that you would not otherwise accept if you thought your safety plan through ahead of time.
This is exacerbated by the total lack of a danger signal in society right now. No mitigations visible. Out of sight, out of mind.
This bit me yesterday getting a vaccination from an unmasked pharmacist in a small room. I took a risk I should not have, because I lost situational awareness under the drive to get the task done. I never would have accepted that risk in my pre-thought out safety plan. But it just popped up in the middle of the task, & I let it slide because I wasn't situationally aware.
Now, ofc I was wearing #P100 #elastomeric so the risk here is relative due to #DefenceInDepth. My event was ocular exposure during high water mark for community transmission, not being maskless. But it is not a risk I would have taken in a pre-thought through safety plan.
And that's the big deal now. Every little ordinary task needs a safety plan.
It's frustrating. It's exhausting.
When it goes wrong, when the safety signals change, when you get off plan, you have to be prepared to "bail". Halt a task, walk out, cancel, reschedule. Find a safe port in the new storm.
I should have refused entry with a maskless pharmacist. Cancelled, requested accommodation & rescheduled.
This is how accidents happen - a bunch of little issues leading to an unwanted, unplanned outcome.
Elon Musk yesterday: "The US actually has far fewer [crash] deaths per capita than the rest of the world."
Actually, the opposite is true. Examples:
🇳🇿~45% fewer crash deaths than the US (per capita)
Musk is either lying or clueless (or both).
Supporting info in this CityLab article I wrote last year: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2022-11-03/why-us-traffic-safety-fell-so-far-behind-other-countries
Storm-Resistant Housing Gains Foothold in U.S. Hurricane Zones
Dunno why all my hobbies are so damn gear heavy. OK, street walking dogs is pretty gear light. But backyard runs juggling 2 e-collars is quite a lot of gear...
Anyhoo, check-out #scuba dive in the pool this morning. Had to charge:
1) dive computer
2) backup dive computer is dead, need to switch batteries, the stupid Suunto Zoop Novo is hard to open 😦. Ordered tiny Torx set off Amazon. Need T6 or T7 apparently. (A scuba shop doesn't have tiny Torx? That's weird, isn't it?)
3) primary light
4) secondary light is dead, bought a new one... Surprise! Brighter than my primary! Light tech keeps massively improving as the years tick by.
5) Pressure transmitter is dead, Aaron ordering new battery kits, scuba shop isn't allowed to change 'em (Suunto says NO). So we'll just change 'em ourselves. #safety 🙄
Anyhoo, scuba! So much fun! Excited for Thailand 2024!
Lake County Fire Department warns of impending staffing crisis, compromising emergency medical response. (Lake County, California) #ems #ambulance #staffing #safety https://mendofever.com/2023/11/27/lake-county-fire-department-warns-of-impending-staffing-crisis-compromising-emergency-medical-response/
By Jim Reed and Sarah MacKinlayBBC News
9th March 2021, 09:03 EST
"Fear of reprisals'
"A work environment where staff are treated with dignity and respect is an 'essential trait of a healthy nuclear safety culture', according to the World Association of Nuclear Operators, an organisation formed in the aftermath of the #Chernobyl disaster - of which Sellafield is a member.
"An internal staff survey commissioned by the firm in 2018 and seen by the BBC showed 54% of the employees who filled in the poll agreed they 'could speak out about doing the right thing without fear of reprisals', a fall of 11 percentage points since the previous survey in 2016.
"'Sellafield management said staff surveys brought focus' to concerns about bullying and harassment at the site.
"'We did not ignore this, or seek to cover it up,' said a spokesperson. "We confronted the issue, proactively shared information with employees, and developed a company-wide improvement programme. This work is continuing."
"The BBC has also spoken to a number of former and current members of staff who had concerns about #safety at the site."
Today, a young American woman between the ages of 25 and 34 face higher mortality rates than at any other point in more than 50 years. And had the mortality rate remained flat between 2000 and 2021, nearly 40,000 young women would not have died.
~Sara Srygley of PRB
“This is the kind of narrative that’s always been put forward whenever someone wants to invade your #privacy. (...) Nobody can argue against being safe.”
An absolute disgrace, does nothing but undermine the integrity of the Irish legal system. A travesty.
Diabetic accused of fatal car crash on M50 acquitted of dangerous driving causing death
#Ireland #roadDeaths #safety #justice
Last winter, the aging infrastructure gave way to extreme cold, causing water pipes to burst and flood the building’s North and South blocks
Of late, I have been thinking often about the dangers of our dependence on driving. For years, I’ve driven by this memorial on Interstate 64 west of Charlottesville to #Virginia highway workers killed on the job. It includes at least 135 names. Late yesterday afternoon, I stopped there. #driving #safety #roadsafety
Being half crazy from PTSD I think about safety a lot. There's a constant discourse about safety on here and it's missing one thing that when you see it, it's like the emperor has no clothes.
What's missing is a deep appreciation for the reality that people are not rational actors. I'm not a rational actor, you're not a rational actor, and the people who we respect are not rational actors.
This lack of rationality manifests in hundreds of way which cannot be fully explored here, and of course it has impacts on things beyond safety. But, just some things to think about in terms of non-rationality with regards to safety:
1) Safety is generally going to be listed as a top level concern, but people will not prioritize safety in their own actions, and imposing safety top down will be understood as stifling. That people always say they care about safety first and foremost, but consistently prioritize other factors when deciding what (if any) social media to use demonstrates this particular non-rationality.
2) People aren't good at correctly evaluating what is or isn't a safety threat. Someone feeling something is or isn't a safety threat more or less just shows what makes them uncomfortable or what they are ignorant of. Essentially an entirely different analysis has to be used, because when relying on discomfort and ignorance, people are only as accurate as chance when they evaluate safety. As an example, people routinely express concerns for my safety because I ride the bus, but they are actually at much greater risks in a car. They are ignorant about busses, uncomfortable around poorer people, and rating their own ability to navigate a dangerous situation (driving) too highly.
3) Correctly identifying a safety risk is not the same thing as correctly identifying a remediation for that risk which makes you safer. I know someone who, after an internationally notorious mass shooting in our state targeting her community, bought a gun. I told her at the time, having this gun makes everyone in her household considerably more unsafe and does nothing to prevent the situation which makes her feel endangered. She still has it and we all just have to hope that far more likely tragedies from "accidents" to "domestic violence" to "suicide" do not play out.
4) Creating an impression of safety is dangerous. Removing nazis from a space is a matter of comfort which I support. However, you cannot allow users to imagine that nazis cannot read any public message if they really want to. So, a lot of the blocklist initiatives... I think there are good things that blocklists provide but safety is not one of them. I need to post like there are nazis on here (because there are) even if I can't see them. Creating an impression that there are not nazis on here can prompt people to take safety risks they should not take when it comes to posting information which could identify them.
#safety #discourse #lang_en
My latest in Fast Company:
Last week the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that speed-limiting technology be required on all new cars.
It’s an excellent idea. USDOT should do it.
Union Pacific Fired Him Rather Than Heed His Warnings of Dangerous Rail Conditions
Time and again, Johnny Taylor’s duty to keep the #rails safe from disaster conflicted with his employer’s desire to keep its #trains running as fast and as frequently as possible, putting his career and #family in peril.
"Agricultural land, in other words, has become a dumping ground for hazardous industrial waste – another gift to humanity from the privatised water industry."
"A great acreage of both arable and pasture land is likely to have been contaminated with a vibrant cocktail of environmental toxins. What are the effects? We have no idea."
Railroad companies have penalized #workers for taking the time to make needed repairs and created a culture in which supervisors threaten and fire the very people hired to keep #trains running safely.
Regulators say they can’t stop this intimidation.
New IIHS study finds that trucks & SUVs with hoods > 40 inches tall are 45% more likely to kill pedestrians than cars with low hoods.
Vertical/blunt hoods make vehicles even more deadly.
Reminder: NHTSA and USDOT continue to ignore these risks.
https://www.npr.org/2023/11/13/1212589284/skinny-roads-save-lives-according-to-a-study-on-the-width-of-traffic-lanes “engineers should make roads narrower to reduce car crashes. Such improvements would also come with environmental and economic benefits” #safestreets #visionzero #urbanism #biketooter #waroncars #climate #safety
Worker advocates say the federal agency’s patchwork of enforcement across the country is fundamentally unfair.
From 2020 to 2022, Maine’s state health department cited residential care facilities for dozens of resident rights violations and hundreds of other deficiencies.
But it has imposed only one fine in response.
This is the best series on road safety I’ve ever seen.
Last week Dallas's NBC 5 ran a five-part investigation into the city's epidemic of car crashes.
Rather than blame drivers, the story delves into speed, street design, state preemption, and Vision Zero's failures.
Dane County lawmakers cited ProPublica reporting for the moves to improve the lives of dairy workers in southern #Wisconsin.
None of this should come as a surprise to anyone paying attention to how Musk runs his companies:
"Reuters documented at least 600 previously unreported workplace injuries at Musk’s rocket company: crushed limbs, amputations, electrocutions, head and eye wounds and one death. SpaceX employees say they’re paying the price for the billionaire’s push to colonize space at breakneck speed."
The inaction on regulating contaminants — including those that likely cause #cancer, reproductive or developmental issues — found in the water of millions of Americans illustrates shortcomings in the U.S. response to environmental threats, say experts.
“Defendants' #FirstAmendment arguments in opposition to the imposition are wholly unpersuasive. This #GagOrder is as narrowly tailored as possible to accomplish its purpose, which is to protect the #safety of my staff & promote the orderly progression of this #trial. …I will not tolerate, under any circumstances, remarks about my court staff. The #threat of, & actual, #violence resulting from heated political rhetoric is well-documented.
We are working on a global version of this map for Flanders https://www.anyways.eu/map/?#9.74/51.1475/4.4745 and I used that data to create this map. I downloaded all schools from postgis, added a country polygon layer and averaged out safety scores on the country level.
I created a gradient to reflect the same colors as on the map for Flanders to give a color to each country. More yellow is better, black is worse.
Don't know what a gas leak smells like?! Request a Scratch & Sniff!
https://www.dominionenergy.com/safety/natural-gas-safety/request-a-scratch-and-sniff #gas #safety #smell
People Who Used Recalled #Philips Breathing Machines Face Painful Choices
The devices at their bedsides were lifelines, until they learned the foam inside could break down and make them sick.
Now, they’re plagued by illness, lost sleep and worry.
Why does anyone bother reporting hacked profiles to #Facebook? This one was a middle-aged male called Robert, who is now a 20-year-old Asian girl photo, liking scores of accounts and hundreds of messages.
It's not rocket-science to see that this is a #hacked account, it's not even 5-year-old sandbox science. Every time they send the "We didn't remove the profile" Facebook admits that they are amateur and pathetically bad at #moderation and #Safety
I joined @lizzieohreally on Slate's What Next TBD podcast to discuss why Cruise's crisis could also damage its robotaxi competitors:
"It's a potentially extinction-level event for Cruise, but the bigger question is what it means for the entire AV industry."