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In Pennsylvania, Private Schools Fill Void in Driver Education

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Jaida Syrek is itching to get behind the wheel but isn’t ready to do it alone. The 10th-grader’s Pittsburgh school, Ambridge Area Senior High School, discontinued the behind-the-wheel portion of driver’s education three years ago, so Jaida will hit the … The post In Pennsylvania, Private Schools Fill Void in Driver Education appeared first on…

Changes in Weather Forecasting Since Hurricane Katrina

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According to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration bulletin highlighting changes in weather forecasting since Hurricane Katrina hit 10 years ago, the satellite data used by NOAA to forecast weather has improved quite a bit. The agency says three day … The post Changes in Weather Forecasting Since Hurricane Katrina appeared first on Claims Journal.…

Air Traffic Controllers Report Chronic Fatigue Due to Scheduling

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U.S. air-traffic controllers report high levels of chronic fatigue from schedules that require they work through the night, and aviation regulators need to take steps to limit the potential safety hazard, a federal study concluded. Of controllers who made safety … The post Air Traffic Controllers Report Chronic Fatigue Due to Scheduling appeared first on…

South Carolina Leads Nation in Child Swimming Pool Deaths

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It’s been a deadly summer in swimming pools in South Carolina. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that the number of children who drowned in pools and spas in the state during July was the highest per capita in … The post South Carolina Leads Nation in Child Swimming Pool Deaths appeared first on…

OSHA Proposes Limits on Beryllium in Workplaces with Industry, Union Backing

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The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules to limit workplace exposure to beryllium, a type of metal used in aerospace, electronics and other industries that can cause serious health problems when it’s ground into dust and inhaled. The plan … The post OSHA Proposes Limits on Beryllium in Workplaces with Industry, Union Backing appeared…

California Awards $34 Million to Fight Workers’ Compensation Fraud

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Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has awarded $34.9 million in grants to 37 district attorney offices representing 42 counties in California to combat workers’ compensation insurance fraud. The grants are funded through employer assessments, and they support law enforcement efforts in … The post California Awards $34 Million to Fight Workers’ Compensation Fraud appeared first on…

New York City Task Force Targets Construction Industry Fraud

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New York’s building boom has spurred the formation of a task force to probe corruption in the construction industry after a worker was killed earlier this year. The task force of prosecutors and inspectors was announced last week after two … The post New York City Task Force Targets Construction Industry Fraud appeared first on…

Auto Losses to Continue to Dampen Insurer Profits

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The property/casualty insurance industry has made money on its personal lines underwriting since 2013 but that is likely to change in 2015. At the same time, commercial auto insurance should still make an underwriting profit in 2015 although it is … The post Auto Losses to Continue to Dampen Insurer Profits appeared first on Claims…

Most Railroads Won’t Make Safety Technology Deadline Set by Congress

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Only a small number of U.S. railroads will meet the Dec. 31 deadline for implementing new train safety technology that experts say would have prevented the deadly May 12 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, officials said on Friday. A report to … The post Most Railroads Won’t Make Safety Technology Deadline Set by Congress appeared first…

Uber Driver Court Case Challenges Independent Contractor Business Model

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The most serious challenge to Uber Technologies Inc.’s “Be your own Boss” business model might also present an early test to the wider sharing economy as well as undermine its own $50 billion valuation. The immediate battle began  last Thursday … The post Uber Driver Court Case Challenges Independent Contractor Business Model appeared first on…