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Posts Tagged ‘Safety’

UA Matters: How to Have a Well-Stocked First-Aid Kit

The University of Alabama’s Dr. Louanne Friend provides a list of items that are recommended for first-aid kits for the home:

UA Study: Fall, Holidays Dangerous Time for Young Drivers

The last three months of the year can be treacherous for all drivers, but young drivers are involved in considerably more crashes during that time than the rest of the year, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.

UA Safety Program Supervisor Elected President of State Chapter

Randy Easterling, safety program supervisor for The University of Alabama’s Safe State Consultation Program, has been elected president of the Alabama Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, a professional association of occupational safety and health professionals.

Thanksgiving Week Brings Driving Dangers, According to UA Study

Automobile crashes caused by deer, alcohol and bad weather are more common during the week of Thanksgiving than the rest of the year, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.

UA Matters: Food Safety During the Holidays

There typically tends to be a lot of cooking, and eating, happening during the holidays. The University of Alabama’s Diane Bridgewater offers suggestions on how to ensure your food is safely stored and prepared, so you and your guests can thoroughly enjoy each and every bite.

Electronic Crash Data from UA Gives New Insights into Holiday Driving Dangers

A recent University of Alabama-study used data from the recently-developed electronic crash reporting system to obtain new insights into the dangers of holiday driving.

UA Study Shows Day Before Thanksgiving 2007 Was One of State’s Worst Crash Days of the Year

A recent University of Alabama study shows the fifth worst day for crashes within the state in 2007 was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. These results are in sharp contrast to UA’s CARE Research & Development Laboratory’s previous annual studies of holiday crashes with special emphasis on Thanksgiving.

UA Teen Study Wants to Put the Brakes on Risky Driving

University of Alabama researcher Dr. Nancy Rhodes has been studying the lives of teenage drivers for almost five years — she has listened to their stories about road trips, joy rides and tragic accidents.

UA OSHA Training Institute Holds First Class for High School Teachers

The University of Alabama, chosen by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a site for one of its OSHA Training Institute Educational Centers, recently offered a class to some 40 high school vocational teachers.

UA Engineering Professor Receives OSHA Certification

Dr. Paul S. Ray, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at The University of Alabama, recently passed the final examination for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry.

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