Posts from September 2014.

The federal agency charged with overseeing the trucking industry is trying a new way to monitor the safety of new trucking companies. Will it work to keep unsafe truckers off the road?

In July 2013, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) began a revised program for checking the safety operations of start-up trucking companies. These companies are called "new entrants." After a new entrant begins operations, it is subject to the FMCSA's safety monitoring procedures for up to 18 ...

Healthcare providers are going to make mistakes. Tragically, their mistakes can be fatal. Some estimate as many as 440,000 people die in the United States each year from preventable medical errors, making them the third-leading cause of death in the country.

In this context, it was troubling to hear that the federal government pulled from public view data it has on serious medical errors made by hospitals. Fortunately, due to intense media reporting, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

Did you know you can check the safety performance of America's trucking companies and motorcoach carriers?

The information is available online at the website of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The agency's mission is to reduce fatal truck accidents and fatal bus accidents in Missouri and all 50 states.

FMCSA recently revamped its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, which measures and reports on accidents involving commercial trucks and bus companies. The ...

Could well-known products that wash your hands and clean your teeth pose a dangerous health risk to American consumers? Scientific evidence, recently reinserted into the public spotlight, indicate the answer is yes.

Triclosan is an antibacterial agent used in numerous consumer products, from soaps to toothpaste, household cleaning supplies to kitchen utensils. It was first used in hospitals as a surgical scrub in the 1970s and has been used in many products since then. A Centers for Disease Control study in 2008 found ...


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