Category Archives: Safety

California Want’s Strong Food-Safety Laws

The job of implementing new food-safety legislation under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) isn’t getting any easier for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Pressure is mounting from some small farmers, foreign producers and consumer activist groups, who each have their own take on how the law should – or should not be – finalized. Meanwhile, the issue of funding the cost of this sweeping legislation has still not been settled. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the challenge of making FSMA a reality is growing more and more complex. via California's Leafy Greens Producers Want Strong Food-Safety Laws | Food Safety News....
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Ryanair rejects Ch4 claims on safety

Ryanair pilots have called on the Irish Aviation Authority IAA to investigate serious concerns they have about the airline’s safety culture. A Channel 4 Dispatches documentary last night alleged Ryanair aircraft frequently flew with the minimum of fuel and that the cockpit voice recordings relating to many serious incidents disappeared. Ryanair hit back after the programme, describing it as “false and defamatory” and that it “wrongly impugned” the airline’s 29-year “excellent” safety record. It said the IAA, which monitors Ryanair’s safety record, conclusively disproves “false claims about Ryanair’s fuel policy and/or Ryanair’s outstanding safety record”. The unofficial Ryanair Pilot Group says it has polled more than 1,000 pilots and first officers at Ryanair, over a third of the airline’s total, and found 94 per cent wanted regulators to conduct an inquiry into the...
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Company fined for breaching health and safety laws

A TRAGIC INCIDENT in which a bus flipped onto its roof, resulting in the death of a student and injuries to others, led to a company being fined for breaching health and safety laws.The Health and Safety Authority said that a fine of €25,000 was imposed on O’Reilly Commercials Ltd today by Judge Heneghan in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.O’Reilly Commercials Ltd was found guilty of a breach of health and safety legislation and was convicted by a jury of contravening Section 7 1 of the Safety, Health and Welfare Act of 1989. It breached the act in failing to conduct its undertaking to ensure that persons not in its employment, who may be affected, were not exposed to risks to their safety, said...
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Car seat insert enhances safety for infants

Research into an infant car safety seat insert has highlighted the importance of not leaving infants to sleep in their car safety seat. It’s already known that in the first few months of life, even full term infants restrained in their car safety seats often have brief periods of low oxygen saturation, says lead researcher, Dr Christine McIntosh, from the Department of Physiology at The University of Auckland. “Babies’ heads usually slump forward when they fall asleep in their seats. We wanted to find out whether an insert that allows the infant head to rest upright in sleep could improve safety by reducing periods of low oxygen,” she says. Read more about how Car seat insert enhances safety for infants via Car seat insert enhances safety...
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