Posts from April 2013.

There are times when too much technology can be counter-productive. Case in point: a new study that shows an abundance of medical monitoring devices - or more specifically their alarms - can lead to fatal medical errors.

The daily, ongoing beeping of alarms of medical devices, including ventilators, EEG machines and blood pressure monitors, tend to become white noise and medical professionals may ignore them, putting patients at risk. The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit ...

Further proof just how dangerous unsafe trucking companies and truck drivers can be, in March the federal government shut down not one but three trucking operations in a two-week span for careless practices.

In July 2012, Congress passed the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Among its provisions, the new law allows the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to force negligent trucking companies to cease operations. Last month, the FMCSA flexed its new muscles.


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