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Only 6% of Cars Recalled for Airbags Repaired

Honda Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and other major automakers have fixed only a fraction of the almost 8 million cars called back in the last two years to replace potentially defective Takata Corp. airbags. About 6 percent of affected …

Hospitals Improvise Ebola Defenses

What does it take to Ebola-proof a hospital? Over the past few months, U.S. medical centers have spent millions of dollars putting together a plan to treat patients with the scary, but extremely rare disease. To a large extent, it …

Fatigue Expert Nominated to Run Highway Safety Agency

The White House plans to nominate a specialist in human fatigue and alertness to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as the regulator undergoes a review sparked by its botched recall of defective airbags linked to deaths and injuries. …

Judge to Consider NFL’s $1B Concussion Deal

The NFL’s potential $1 billion plan to compensate retired players for brain trauma could soon close the chapter on a troubled era of league concussion management. However, critics lined up to speak Wednesday at a court hearing in Philadelphia believe …

Allstate Ranks Safest Cities for Driving in Rain and Snow

This winter will have higher than average precipitation in the Southern United States, according to a prediction by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. On the heels of this report, Allstate Insurance Company released its America’s Best Drivers Report. The …

Drones Subject to Federal Aircraft Regulations

The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday in a setback to small drone operators chafing under Federal Aviation Administration restrictions. The National Transportation safety …

Federal Auto Safety Agency Wants Nationwide Recall of Takata Airbags

The U.S. auto safety regulator has told Japanese supplier Takata Corp and five automakers to expand nationwide a regional recall of potentially lethal airbags, increasing pressure on the industry to move faster in a growing scandal. The National Highway Traffic …

Bijarchi Joins York as Vice President of Risk Management Practices

York Risk Services Group, a national provider of claims-management, medical cost containment, specialized loss adjusting, alternative risk programs, pool administration and other insurance services, announced that Bijan Bijarchi, ARM, joined the company as vice president of Risk Management Practices. York’s …

MedRisk Launches Program to Reduce Long-Term Workers’ Comp Cases

Pa.-based MedRisk, a provider of physical rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging solutions for the workers’ compensation industry, has launched the Restore program. Restore is a program designed to reduce delayed recovery cases by integrating MedRisk’s physical medicine solution with a recognized …

Drone Flights Over Sporting Events Subject to FAA Rules Per NTSB

The U.S. government’s ability to regulate drones was upheld today by a federal safety board, which overturned a judge’s decision that aviation regulations don’t apply to small unmanned aircraft. The National Transportation Safety Board, which decides appeals of aviation enforcement …

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