Pandemic passenger screening
Four major US national laboratories have worked together to develop a computer model to help airport authorities screen passengers for pandemic influenza. The tool can help estimate false negatives, people with influenza who slip through the screening process, and so assess the risk of infected pa...
Record Upsurge in State's Child Safety Seat Usage Marks Child Passenger Safety Week
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Office of
Traffic Safety released figures today which show a record setting rate of
children riding in car safety seats. The 2008 rate of 94.4 percent of
children under age five in child safety seats is a big jump of 6.7
Boeing Unveils 'green' Dreamliner Passenger Jet
The eyes of the aviation world will be fixed on Boeing here Sunday when the US aircraft giant unveils its 787 Dreamliner , the "green" passenger
jet it hopes will revolutionize air travel.
The mid-sized plane, which seats up to 330 passengers and is capable of flying long-haul routes using ...
Risky driving puts P-platers at high danger of crash
...ensing systems in various states. The findings of this report, published in the American Journal of Public Health , suggest that restrictions such as passenger
and night time driving restrictions in addition to zero tolerance to speeding are warranted.
These results are part of a series of analyses from th...
Deaths, Injuries Increase With Higher Speed Limits
...llutants, save valuable years of productivity and reduce the societal cost of motor vehicle crashes," he added.
Although many factors contribute to passenger
injury during a vehicle crash, the kinetic energy transferred to the occupants is the causal agent of injury, Friedman said.
"Speed kills. When tr...
Cars Are No Place for Kids to Be Alone
If you are not in the habit of driving an infant or small child, experts recommend several strategies to remind you about your little passenger
so you do not inadvertently leave him or her behind. These include putting a reminder note somewhere you will notice when leaving the vehicle or placi...
Making the difficult task of transporting a child with special needs safer
...ents of children with special needs need to know that help is available from a growing number of physical and occupational therapists trained as child passenger
safety technicians. Assistance and information can be found at www.preventinjury.org or www.nhtsa.gov, the website of the National Highway Transporta...
Air Traffic Patterns Predict Swine Flu Spread
...ng an extensive database of global air traffic and passenger
itineraries, the research team analyzed informatio...l 2008. Swine flu emerged this spring, but because passenger
data from 2009 was not yet available, the investig..., which does not connect itineraries with specific passenger
names, to help determine where newly emerging infe...
Sightseeing helicopter crashes in Hawaii decrease following FAA regulations
...pate of crashes of helicopter sightseeing tours that year. The regulation established minimum flight altitudes and clearances from terrain, emphasized passenger
safety precautions, mandated performance plans prior to each flight, and required flotation equipment or the wearing of life preservers on flights bey...
Implanted defibrillators: New recommendations for drivers with ICDs
...: drivers of ordinary motor cycles, cars, and other small vehicles with or without a trailer.
Group 2: drivers of vehicles over 3.5 metric tonnes or passenger
carrying vehicles exceeding eight seats excluding the driver.
Since the introduction of the ICD in the early 1980s, multiple trials have demonstr...
Aviation Law Expert Offers Guidance on How Families of Air France Flight 447 May Seek Compensation from Airline
...cording to Danko, within 15 days of determining the identities of the passengers entitled to compensation, Air France must issue checks of $25,000 per passenger
to cover the families' immediate economic needs. In addition, the airline is automatically responsible for a first tier of payments to all of the fam...
Summer Fun Need Not Be Hazardous
For children, the five most common causes of death from accidental injury are drowning, bicycle riding mishaps, falls, motor vehicle passenger
injuries and pedestrian injuries.
So how can children be protected?
Parental supervision is key, said Beth Wildman, a psychology professor at Ke...
Finalists Perform at Rock Hall in Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital's 'Pause to Click' Contest Encouraging Safety Belt Use for Tweens
...l filled that gap with this program to remind sixth, seventh, and eighth graders that as they get older they have greater responsibility for their own passenger
safety and should make buckling up part of the routine every time they get in a car," explains Kathryn Wesolowski, Program Manager of the Rainbow Inju...
Anpath Group, Inc. Announces Selection of its Cleaner by the Toronto Transit System
... with a subway or rapid transit station during weekday rush hours. In 2007, the TTC carried 1.5 million passengers per day, and there were 459,769,000 passenger
trips in total. The TTC employed 11,235 personnel in 2007. The TTC operates the third most heavily-used urban mass transit system in North America (a...
People who wear rose-colored glasses see more, University of Toronto study shows
...wnside is that this can lead to distraction on critical tasks that require narrow focus, such as operating dangerous machinery or airport screening of passenger
baggage. Bad moods, on the other hand, may keep us more narrowly focused, preventing us from integrating information outside of our direct attentional...
More Faces Being Spared in Motor Vehicle Accidents
...and other stationary objects.
And occupants in larger vans or sports utility vehicles were not less likely to be hurt when colliding with regular passenger
cars (although those in the smaller vehicle were more likely to sustain facial and skull base injuries). Moreover, when these larger vehicles hit othe...
GlaxoSmithKline Travel Health: 55 percent of travellers needlessly put themselves at risk from a potentially fatal virus
...is B Foundation. http://www.hepb.org/pdf/hepb_fast_facts.pdf . (Last accessed 11.05.09)
3. Provisional data for 2008. International passenger
Survey, National Statistics © Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO (and the Queen's Printer for S...
Improper Use of Booster Seats Puts Many Kids at Risk
...dren younger than 13 should use only the back seat.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has more about child passenger
-- Kevin McKeever
SOURCE: Indiana University School of Medicine, news release, May 1...
DaVita Becomes the First FORTUNE 500 Healthcare Services Company to Join the EPA Green Power Partnership
...gest corporate business offices for an entire year - through the utilization of renewable wind energy. The offset is the equivalent of removing 1,315 passenger
vehicles from the road, or reducing the strain placed on local power grids by the amount of power consumed by approximately 1,000 American homes.
CVMF Offers Tips on Emergency Preparedness for Pets
...ind or ice storms, floods, blizzards and hurricanes -- and accompanying power outages -- as well as terrorism. CT is a state that has freight and passenger
railroads and airports; a shoreline with a major U.S. navy base; a U.S. coast guard facility; four bridges; pharmaceutical companies; and industrial ...
Asthma and Allergy Sufferers: Take in a Breath of Clean Air While Driving
... will compromise your driving comfort or that of your passengers.
A cabin air filter may also be called a pollen filter, air-conditioning filter, passenger
compartment air filter, interior ventilation filter or dust filter.
Normally, the cabin air filter is located in the cabin air intake, under the ...
ASUR Announces Impact from Swine Flu Outbreak
... flights to Mexico and the Mexican government has declared a state of emergency. Between April 26 and April 28, 2009, there has been a decline in the passenger
traffic levels from those observed before the Mexican Secretary of Health confirmed the presence of Swine Flu.
At the present time, ASUR cannot ...
Frost & Sullivan: Global Government Reactions to Swine Flu Is Key
...n Asia Pacific region, especially with the emergence of China to drive the growth of the airliners in the region in the future. We will see decline in passenger
demand during these periods of crisis - credit and epidemics."
"However, Asia Pacific Airliners are better prepared to handle the epidemic crisi...
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, S.A.B. de C.V. Announcement Regarding Swine Flu Virus
... the terminal areas, we will be able to detect any passenger
showing any of these signs. These passengers must ...and, if necessary, take samples to rule out if the passenger
is a carrier of the swine influenza virus.
T...w the full impact that this situation will have of passenger
traffic; this will depend on the amount of time th...
Safely transporting a preterm or low birth weight infant
...ey grow and mature, noted Dr. Bull and Dr. Engle.
Correctly used car safety seats are 71 percent effective in preventing fatalities to infants in a passenger
car crash according to the National Highway Traffic Administration.
Taubman Kimelman & Soroka Retained by AFGE Local 2222 to Advise in Organizing of New York and New Jersey Transportation Security Officers
...222 of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE).
AFGE Local 2222 is actively organizing Transportation Security Officers (TSOs), the passenger
screeners and airport security professionals for the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration, who are employed in eac...
Propel Unveils New Enhanced Experience
...ily allowance of fiber. Propel Mind contains antioxidant vitamin E along with choline.
Emission Facts: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Typical passenger
Vehicle; EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, February 2005, www.epa.gov and Eco-profiles of the European Plastics Industry, PET Bottles; I...
AdaptaVan, LLC Expands National Availability of Wheelchair-Accessible Vans
...ith special transportation requirements."
The AdaptaVan wheelchair accessible van is built on the extended wheelbase Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana passenger
Van Chassis. Main Mobility -- builder of the AdaptaVan -- was selected as a General Motors "Special Vehicle Manufacturer" in 2008. In addition to Main...
OxygenToGo Is Poised To Help Airlines Struggling With New Portable Oxygen Concentrator Regulations From The U.S. DOT
...one hundred pounds on long-haul flights. Since the passenger
carries the POC on and off the plane, airlines wil...t all times to ensure an appropriate match between passenger
and equipment, as well as around-the-clock custome...ort for any technical or medical problems that the passenger
may encounter. The POC is delivered to the passen...
BD Ranks 23rd on EPA's Fortune 500 List of Green Power Purchasers
...ty use. According to the EPA, BD's green power purchase of 37 million kWh is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of nearly 5,000 passenger
vehicles per year, or the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power more than 3,000 average American homes annually.
BD recognizes that hu...
New Ads Provide Glimpse Into Unique Friendship Between Aflac Duck and Carl Edwards
... that was left behind. It is then revealed that the Aflac Duck has taken the car on a joyride on a windy mountain road, with a female companion in the passenger
seat. The car reaches top speed as the pair ride away into the sunset laughing.
With the Daytona 500, Aflac begins its three-year agreement as pr...
It's a Wrap - New York Hospital Queens Goes Red Seven Stories Up to Build Awareness of Women's Risk for Heart Disease
...wrapped up and around the seven-story wing that's under construction. The "Go Red" symbol can be seen across Flushing from streets, expressways and by passenger
planes flying into LaGuardia and JFK airports. In 2010, the new building will house the Heart and Vascular Center.
Huron Capital Continues Acquisition Activity
...ons & document management, education, healthcare products & services, specialty chemicals, specialty packaging, consumer products, home decor, passenger
transportation services, building products, office furniture components and laboratory testing. Huron Capital currently manages over $600 million in c...
Children with Special Needs Affecting Behavior More Likely to Use Child Restraints Correctly
...lt their health care provider or a certified Child passenger
Safety technician for vehicle safety advice that a...hers used the State Farm-funded Partners for Child passenger
Safety study to examine real-world crashes involvi...p://www.chop.edu .
About Partners for Child passenger
For the past decade, Partners for Child...
Nationwide Cell Phone Ban for Drivers Urged
...researchers at the University of Utah found no difference in driver concentration between using hand-held or hands-free devices. In fact, talking to a passenger
while driving is much safer than talking on a cell phone, the Utah researchers noted.
In addition, a Virginia Tech study found that 80 percent of c...
Each State to Receive Report Card Grading Their Progress in Passing Model Traffic Safety Laws
...nd) Police Department district commander and long-time highway safety law enforcement leader whose son Ryan, age 15, was killed October 20, 2008, as a passenger
in a car driven by a newly-licensed 17-year-old high school classmate.
ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF PATRICK BURKE, Metropolitan Police Department (Wash...
California Rules to Cut Diesel Truck Pollution Called Most Sweeping in U.S.
...sel trucks in California, but they produce more than double the amount of the particulate matter and nitrogen oxide from all of the state's 20 million passenger
cars and trucks.
Environmental Defense Fund, a leading national nonprofit organization, represents more than 500,000 members nationwide and...
UB driver simulation study targets high-risk teenage drivers
...eenager practices on the driving simulator while the parent, sitting in the passenger
seat, practices a parenting skill. If the parent intends to work on noticin...he driving simulator.
"Previously, our motion simulator used a generic passenger
cabin which seated two people," said Kevin F. Hulme, research associate for...
Car key jams teen drivers' cell phones
.... Meanwhile, someone else developed a similar system based on the same idea. But it cannot distinguish if the cell phone user is driving a car or is a passenger
in a moving car, bus or train a problem overcome by Key2SafeDriving.
In early 2008, Curry called Larry Reaveley, a civil engineering professor at...
Obese Kids More Prone to Limb Injuries in Car Crashes
...7 percent for those between the ages of 6 and 19.
In the current analysis, the authors crunched numbers gathered by the national Partners for Child passenger
Safety study, conducted between 2000 and 2006. That study focused on more than 3,200 children who had been involved in nearly 2,900 car crashes.