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Safety Week 2016: Think outside the box

May is a big month for construction safety with both Safety Week 2016 and the National Safety Stand-Down occurring in the first week of the month. With jobsite injuries and fatalities occurring at such a high rate — nearly three times that of other industries...

source: By Danielle Manley
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The federal government has been urging local health officials to review local nuisance ordinances to prepare for Zika in the U.S. Health officials in the Houston area have had mixed results trying to clear up dumping grounds and standing water.

source: The Associated Press via USA Today

A good 40 inches of rain has pelted Montgomery County in Texas this year — well ahead of the typical pace and too much at times for the usually tranquil streams in this rapidly growing area. So regional leaders are embarking...

source: Emergency Maganement

Rolling blackouts start in the Midwest, rendering much of the Northeast dark and leaving swaths of the South without air conditioning during the blistering summer. An oil refinery on the Gulf Coast begins experiencing machinery...

source: Government Technology

This year was one of milestones for state budgets, but the upward swings of 2016 will likely be dampened in the years ahead. It took almost a decade, but total state spending and revenues finally surpassed pre-recession peaks this year, according to a new survey from the...

source: Governing

The Orlando shootings of June 2016 marked the very first time Facebook decided to turn on its Safety Check feature for users in the United States. But it is never an easy decision for the company to make — Facebook is...

source: TechRadar

Emergency response teams all across Europe are testing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to provide assistance for their many, often life-saving operations. From search and rescue to fire surveillance, UAV’s — or...

source: The Daily Caller

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