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2014-09-03 23:14:47

General Motors makes announcement June 30 which included 6 recalls, affecting 7.6 million vehicles. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 In light of the continuous number of recalls being issued by GM, Flood Law Group, a nationally esteemed personal injury law firm, believes that being up to date with the latest information is extremely important. The firm continues to follow news about the recalls and is spreading awareness by sponsoring a website, designed as a resource to house...

2014-09-03 23:13:54

Do recent news stories of workplace incidents make you wonder if your company has its "safety-related matters" in order? Let the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist® (COSS) program help you figure it out. Gibbstown, NJ (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 During the week of October 27th through October 31st, the Delaware Valley Safety Council (DVSC) will be hosting another Certified Occupational Safety Specialist® (COSS) class at its Sewell, NJ facility located at the Rowan...

2014-09-03 23:03:16

Mr. Electric has tips to keep homeowners safe and better prepared to use generators for when disaster strikes or the need arises. WACO, Texas (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 September is National Safety Preparedness Month, and Mr. Electric wants homeowners to be able to safely use generators when power outages occur. Generators are helpful when temporary power is necessary, but there are hazards that come with using electric generators. Mr. Electric has tips to keep homeowners safe and better...

2014-09-03 16:22:33

Utility Participates in Several Community Events throughout the Month to Share Safety and Preparedness Information and Demonstrate Gas and Electric Hazards with Customers SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week's 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa County was a forceful reminder that we all live in a seismically active region. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is sharing preparedness information with customers, especially for natural disasters that are more common to...

2014-09-03 16:21:05

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The former federal chief pipeline regulator says Tuesday's recommendation by CPUC administrative law judges could have disastrous effects on Californians if accepted. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140903/142642 Former Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) head, Brigham A. McCown, has closely followed the CPUC's actions. A vocal critic of PG&E following the 2010 San Bruno Pipeline explosion, McCown...

2014-09-03 16:21:03

Transportation Research Board Publishes MRIGlobal Research Based on Driving Behavior of More Than 3,100 Drivers. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRIGlobal today announced that results of its offset left-turn lane study using data from the Strategic Highway Research Program 2's (SHRP 2) Naturalistic Driving Study are now available. The research shows that positive offset left-turn lanes can make left turns safer by reducing the chance that an opposing...

2014-09-03 16:20:56

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team to the site of a fatal accident involving an amateur built Skybolt aircraft in Brantford, Ontario. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to...

2014-09-03 12:36:03

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless' investment in network reliability and emergency preparedness has paid off once again. When the 6.1 magnitude South Napa Earthquake struck Sunday, August 24, at 3:20 a.m. PT, Verizon saw a large and immediate spike in wireless network traffic. Verizon technicians quickly added capacity to local cell sites to handle the traffic increase. Several Verizon cell sites in the area operated on backup batteries and generators...

2014-09-03 12:26:31

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lars Anderson has covered hundreds of important and interesting stories for Sports Illustrated during his 20-year writing career, but none was more significant or had as profound an impact as did his front-cover reporting of the EF-Level 4 tornado with 190 mph winds that shredded Tuscaloosa - and inspired a 21st century college football dynasty. The April 27, 2011 storm lasted six minutes but changed many lives. Now, three years later, Lars is...

2014-09-03 12:23:14

DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since its creation 83 years ago by H. W. Heinrich, the safety triangle offered a ratio formula that encouraged safety professionals to focus on the causes of minor injuries as a way to reduce the probability of having major accidents. It sparked a new way of interpreting safety data that may be flawed. Dave Rebbitt, author of the cover story "Pyramid Power" in the September issue of the American Society of Safety Engineer's...


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Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

Chaitén
2014-08-28 10:38:21

Chaitén is a volcanic caldera that is located in southern Chile that reaches an elevation of 3,681 feet. It is thought that this volcano once held a rhyolite obsidian lava dome that reached 3,156 in height, but this was destroyed after its most recent eruption in 2008. In the past, this volcano has released grey obsidian, which was used by pre-Columbian cultures to make many objects, some of which have been found 250 miles away from the volcano. Chaitén experienced the beginning of a new...

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