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House panel approves toxic chemical safety bill
The Hill
The House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced a toxic chemical safety bill on a nearly unanimous vote, clearing the bill to hit the House floor by the end of the month.
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Drone industry taking off, thanks to insurers' willingness to write cover
Property Casualty 360
In what feels like a short time, unmanned aerial systems have moved from the latest in warfare technology, to high-tech toys, to valuable tools that can have many civilian uses, especially in the insurance industry. This rapid expansion can be attributed to the insurance market's willingness to provide cover for drone deployment, according to a report published June 2 by Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management.
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Most commuter rails won't meet deadline for mandated safety systems
NPR
Many investigators say Positive Train Control, an automated safety system, could have prevented the recent Amtrak train derailment. Amtrak officials have said they will have PTC installed throughout the northeast corridor by the end of this year, which is the deadline mandated by Congress.
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Stanford says no risk to public after Anthrax scare
KGO-TV
Dozens of people are being treated for potential exposure to anthrax after vials of the bacteria were sent to research labs across the country, including Stanford University. And some may accidentally contain live spores. Officials with Stanford confirm it received anthrax for research that may have contained live spores. They want to assure the public that there's no risk.
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HSB study: 69 percent of businesses reported being hacked in the last year
Claims Journal
Almost 70 percent of businesses experienced at least one hacking incident in the last year, according to a study of business risk managers released by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, part of Munich Re. Yet, more than half don't believe their company is dedicating enough money or trained and experienced personnel to combat the latest hacking techniques.
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Democrats push auto safety reform bill
The Detroit News
Three House Democrats and auto safety advocates recently urged Congress to approve sweeping reform legislation and give auto safety regulators additional tools to get unsafe vehicles off the roads quickly.
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5 of the biggest changes in new Medicaid managed care rules
Governing
When the federal government last updated the rules for private health plans that provide services to Medicaid patients, some 15 million people got care from those managed care insurers. With about 46 million beneficiaries expected to get their subsidized health coverage through private plans by the end of this year, the federal government is changing the rules.
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'Move over' laws aim to save emergency responders' lives on highways
Emergency Management
In Oklahoma, a 30-year-old state trooper was killed and another officer seriously injured after a car struck them on a highway as they investigated an accident. In Kentucky, a 25-year-old volunteer firefighter died and his mother, also a firefighter, was injured when a tractor trailer sideswiped a fire truck and hit them as they tried to put out a car fire on a highway.
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Taxis to sport black boxes, cameras in new safety program
The New York Post
A pilot project kicked off to curb taxi accidents with crash-avoidance technology that ranges from driver's seats that vibrate when the car is speeding to loud audio warnings.
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State's insurance risk pool leaves $2.4 million surplus
Daily Republic
With Obamacare in place, state government is winding down a medical risk pool that began more than a decade ago for South Dakotans who wanted to buy health insurance but whose conditions deterred companies from covering them.
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DHS completes only 55 percent of child risk assessments in compliance with state law
KMGH-TV
An investigation into the killing of 2-month-old D'Anthony Herron has revealed that Denver Human Services is failing to complete proper risk assessments of children in 9 of every 20 "referrals" or complaints it accepts for review.
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