Tag Archives: safety

Worker Safety at Meat and Poultry Plants

Buying meat for your summer cookout is certainly faster than hunting for it. But that doesn’t mean that getting all of those burgers, wings, and hot dogs from the farm to the grill is easy. Today’s WatchBlog takes a look … Continue reading

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Hazardous Driving: Unsecured Loads on Our Roadways

Have you ever nervously driven behind a car with a mattress loosely tied to its roof, or a pickup truck with the bed filled to overflowing? These unsecured loads can pose a serious hazard to other motorists, potentially leading to … Continue reading

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School Bullying and Legal Protections for Vulnerable Groups

Millions of American children and teens have been physically, verbally, relationally, or electronically bullied by their peers. Bullying can have harmful psychological, academic, and behavioral outcomes for victims. Because October is National Bullying Prevention Month, we wanted to highlight our … Continue reading

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Podcast on Food Safety and Reducing Pathogens in Poultry

The U.S. food supply is one of the safest in the world, yet the CDC estimates that pathogens like salmonella in contaminated food, especially poultry, cause more than 2 million human illnesses per year. Hear our podcast with Alfredo Gomez, … Continue reading

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Podcast on Oil and Gas Transportation and Infrastructure Issues

Technology advancements, such as hydraulic fracturing, have greatly increased U.S. production of oil and natural gas. This increase poses challenges for oil and gas transportation infrastructure, such as pipeline and rail. Hear our podcast with Frank Rusco, a director in … Continue reading

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Protecting Workers’ Safety and Health

The unofficial end of summer, Labor Day is a holiday for celebrating the economic and social contributions of the American worker. It’s also a good time to think about protecting those workers from occupational hazards. We have many federal safety … Continue reading

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Podcast on Securing U.S. Industrial Radiological Materials

Many industries use radiological materials that, in the wrong hands, could be used to construct a dirty bomb. Hear our podcast with David Trimble, a director in GAO’s Natural Resources and Environment team, who led a recent look at what … Continue reading

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AskGAOLive: Prescription Drug Shortages

Prescription drug shortages have led to harmful patient outcomes in recent years. Join us for a chat with GAO Health Care team director Marcia Crosse on prescription drug shortages on February 12, 2014 at 2:00pm ET. You can send us … Continue reading

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Podcast on Preventing Sexual Abuse by School Personnel

Sexual abuse by school personnel is a matter of particular concern because of the trust placed in school employees. Listen to our podcast with Director Kay Brown on GAO’s recent report on federal, state and school district efforts to prevent … Continue reading

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Passenger Security and Safety on Cruise Ships

Planning a vacation this winter? Each year, millions of people board cruise ships departing from U.S. ports. We have done work on the security and safety requirements for cruise vessels that may give you a better understanding of how cruise … Continue reading

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