Safety & Loss Control News

Ohio Fighting Scrap Metal Theft with Data Sharing Project

Scrap metal dealers are getting help combatting theft from a new data-sharing arrangement through the Ohio Courts Network. Under a December agreement between the Ohio Supreme Court and the Ohio Department of Public Safety, a “Do Not Buy from Convicted …

High Infection Rates Lead to Penalties for 11 Kansas Hospitals

Eleven Kansas hospitals are among more than 700 nationwide that have been penalized for having high rates of infections or patient injuries, leading to a 1 percent reduction in Medicare reimbursements since the current fiscal year began in October. Medicare …

Kansas Woman Sues Wal-Mart over Injuries from Black Friday Sale

A southeast Kansas woman who says she was trampled at a Wal-Mart store on Black Friday in 2013 is suing the retail giant, claiming it did not do enough to protect her or make it clear to customers that so-called …

Unsafe Megabus Stopped, Taken Out of Service in Indiana

A Megabus carrying 67 passengers was taken out of service on Dec. 31 after an Indiana trooper spotted it leaning to one side and an inspection found other problems, state police said. After an officer stopped the double-decker coach for …

Iowa DPS Report: Wait On Drone Regulation

Iowa should take a wait-and-see approach to regulating unmanned aerial vehicles because of their huge potential for positive uses in business and government, the Iowa Department of Public Safety advises in a new report. The report, requested by lawmakers in …

South Louisiana Property Owners not Happy with Levee Plan

A levee proposal by the North Lafourche Levee District in Louisiana is receiving flak from landowners who aren’t pleased with updated plans, causing the project to stall. A section of the Lockport to Larose levee project, south of Louisiana Highway …

State Designing Bypass Around Louisiana’s Bayou Corne Sinkhole

State highway designers have settled on a preferred route for an emergency detour of Louisiana Highway 70 around the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole in Assumption Parish and will seek the public’s input on the proposal this evening. A new state analysis …

Liberty, Texas, Posting Auto Theft Warning Signs from Insurance Council

Police officers in Liberty, Texas, will be putting up crime prevention signs in their city this week to help motorists prevent auto thefts and burglaries. Black Friday and the holiday shopping season is a great time for business retailers and …

Work Begins on Westernmost Levees in Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish

Terrebonne Parish flood protection planners are taking the first steps toward building the western footprint of the Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system in Louisiana. The 98-mile system’s newest authorization from Congress earlier this year extended its footprint about16 miles west from the …

Texas Chemical Plant Workers Died from Accidental Asphyxiation

Four workers who died on Nov. 15 at a DuPont and Co. plant in Texas were accidentally asphyxiated by chemicals, the coroner’s office said, another finding that suggests the victims were not wearing full safety equipment. The workers were overcome …