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2014-06-03 16:24:56

During National Safety Month, NSC urges Americans to take precautions when taking prescription painkillers ITASCA, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for Americans ages 25 to 64. Opioid prescription painkillers - legally obtainable drugs that are sitting in many medicine cabinets - account for most of these fatal drug overdoses. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b During National...

2014-06-02 08:20:25

Besmartbewell.com asks teen drivers to prove what they know about distracted driving, the risks of texting and driving and more. CHICAGO, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Safe Teen Driving Day®, Be Smart. Be Well. releases new online quiz testing teen drivers' knowledge of driving risks and driving distractions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140530/92796 While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports teen drinking and driving is on the decline,...

2014-05-21 16:21:04

Memorial Day kicks off dangerous period as many teens are out of school, free for summer ITASCA, Ill., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer might be a carefree time of the year, but the National Safety Council urges parents not to be carefree about the situations in which they allow their teens to drive. Memorial Day marks the start of a period commonly known as the 100 deadliest days for teens on the roads. From Memorial Day to Labor Day in 2012, nearly 1,000 people were killed in...

2014-05-19 12:21:11

Council encourages drivers to use extra caution to keep our roadways safe ITASCA, Ill., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today released its estimates of fatalities from traffic crashes for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 23, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 26. The Council estimates 382 traffic fatalities and another 40,900 medically consulted injuries may occur over the traditional summer kick-off weekend...

2014-05-01 12:21:52

ITASCA, Ill., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Car crashes are the leading cause of workplace fatalities in the U.S., and cell phone use is estimated to be involved in 26 percent of all crashes. Employers who ban employee use of cell phones while driving not only help reduce their employees' chances of being involved in a crash. Policies also help protect employers if an employee is involved in a crash where cell phone use is found to be a factor. The National Safety Council details...

2014-04-29 23:19:13

2014 Mid America to be held in Branson, Mo., at the Hilton Branson Convention Center. Branson, Mo (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 intRAtrain and inspectiTRAC by Russell Associates President and CEO Jerry Van Oort and Business Development Manager Sarah Frank will exhibit at the 2014 Mid America Safety, Health & Environmental Conference and Expo. The expo will be held May 7-8 at the Hilton Branson Convention Center in Branson, Mo. Russell Associates’ CEO, Jerry Van Oort, sees Russell...

2014-04-29 12:22:01

ITASCA, Ill., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council estimates 26 percent of all car crashes involve cell phone use. Although texting is widely considered the riskiest form of distraction, just 5 percent of crashes involve text messaging. An astounding 21 percent involve talking on a cell phone - handheld or hands-free. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140425/78813 An NSC survey revealed that 8 in 10 drivers mistakenly believe hands-free devices...

2014-04-22 12:21:20

ITASCA, Ill., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for its 2014 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award. The award, made possible by a grant from the General Motors Foundation, recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to reducing car crashes involving teen drivers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b "Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, and about half of all...

2014-04-17 16:21:21

Videos show the distraction to the brain from cell phone conversations while driving ITASCA, Ill., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today announced the winners of its Hands-free is not risk-free video contest as part of its Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign. A recent NSC poll found 8 out of 10 drivers mistakenly believe hands-free devices are safer than handheld. For this reason, NSC called on aspiring filmmakers to create short videos to debunk...

2014-04-09 23:24:03

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Mastery Technologies is helping to raise awareness by offering 6 distracted driving Video On Demand courses at a 75% off discounted price of $5.00 per play. Train your employees or even your teenage drivers to look out for the hazards of driving distractions. Novi, Michigan (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Distracted Driving has become a major threat on the roadways and continues to be a leading cause of traffic accidents. In America, 16 percent of...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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