Sleep apnea testing aims to improve truck driver safety

October 19, 2017 - Truck drivers with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that failed to adhere to treatment were five times more likely to be involved in a preventable crash. Read More

Protecting loved ones in nursing homes

October 17, 2017 - Long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, are rife with abuse and neglect and alarmingly high rates of underreporting. Read More

Fall protection violations head 2017 OSHA employer citation Top 10 list

October 12, 2017 - Fall-protection violations are the most common reason employers received a citation from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) in 2017. Read More

A wake-up call: more horror stories from inside nursing homes

October 10, 2017 - The absence of a national database about elder abuse intensifies the difficulty of assessing the full extent of abuse and neglect in America’s nursing homes. Read More

Nursing home arbitration rule in limbo, leaving victims without justice

October 5, 2017 - A rule announced last year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would have blocked federally funded nursing homes from demanding residents and their families sign... Read More

Smoke alarms save lives, but the type of alarm matters

October 3, 2017 - Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8-14, focuses on steps consumers nationwide can take to prevent fires, and to stay safe if one occurs. Read More

Natural disasters expose nursing home abuse and neglect

September 28, 2017 - Two high-profile nursing home incidents that occurred in different states during the recent hurricanes exemplify the problem of abuse and neglect in U.S. nursing homes. Read More

Federal auditors: nursing home abuse and neglect significantly underreported

September 21, 2017 - Auditors realized a pattern that indicated a breakdown in the system designed to protect nursing home residents. Read More

U.S. nursing home industry fails to protect residents as aging population demand grows

September 14, 2017 - Auditors for the OIG found that skilled nursing facilities or nursing homes failed or refused to report more than one-quarter of severe incidents of abuse as required by law. Read More

FMSCA hosts meeting on trucking safety performance scoring program

September 7, 2017 - The Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative aims to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicles, or CMVs. Read More

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