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Saturday, September 19, 2020
How to Judge Whether Your School District Is Doing Enough

How to Judge Whether Your School District Is Doing Enough

Photo: Arif_Photolove1990 (Shutterstock)I keep waiting for that moment when the image of what school will look like this fall goes from murky as hell to something at least sort of visible. In-person schooling comes with a huge community health risk. All-digital learning is difficult for some students and impossible for others. And some combination of…
Toxic hand sanitizers have blinded and killed adults and children, FDA warns

Toxic hand sanitizers have blinded and killed adults and children, FDA...

Covid-19 Coverage View more stories Adults and children in the United States have been blinded, hospitalized, and, in some cases, even died after drinking hand sanitizers contaminated with the extremely toxic alcohol methanol, the Food and Drug Administration reports. In an updated safety warning, the agency identified five more brands of hand sanitizer that contain…
Who Is Responsible For The Safety Of Workers And Customers Upon Reopening

Who Is Responsible For The Safety Of Workers And Customers Upon...

NPR's business correspondent answers listener questions about safety at the workplace as more and more businesses are reopening around the country.
U.S. Workplace Safety Rules Missing In The Pandemic

U.S. Workplace Safety Rules Missing In The Pandemic

Hundreds of workers tested positive for COVID-19 at a Smithfield Foods hog-processing plant in Sioux Falls, S.D. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Shannon Stapleton/Reuters Hundreds of workers tested positive for COVID-19 at a Smithfield Foods hog-processing plant in Sioux Falls, S.D. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters As more businesses start to reopen and people go back to…
How to Talk to Teens About Sexual Violence

How to Talk to Teens About Sexual Violence

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Photo: ShutterstockSending your kids off to college is a big parenting rite of passage; it can also be terrifying. Suddenly, instead of seeing them every day, you don’t know where they are, what they’re doing or who they’re with. Parents of teenage girls, in particular, worry about their safety during a time when the #MeToo…
Protect Your Baby From Strangers’ Germs with a ‘No Touch’ Sign

Protect Your Baby From Strangers’ Germs with a ‘No Touch’ Sign

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Photo: ShutterstockThere’s this thing that happens when a person sees a brand new human. Their hands, which just moments before they had complete control over, turn into large magnets that pull straight up and out with a primal need to touch that baby. It’s bad enough to endure months of randoms rubbing your pregnant stomach;…
A New Safety Program Takes On Silica Dust Amid A Possible Crisis

A New Safety Program Takes On Silica Dust Amid A Possible...

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Water applied to cutting equipment, like this computer-operated saw, is one method to control silica dust exposure when cutting quartz slabs. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption toggle caption Michael Conroy/AP The Department of Labor's workplace safety agency is getting ready to take new action to reduce workers' exposure to dangerous silica dust that can irreparably damage…
Safety Problems Lead To Early End For Study Of ‘Abortion Pill Reversal’

Safety Problems Lead To Early End For Study Of ‘Abortion Pill...

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To reverse a medical abortion, some doctors have prescribed progesterone. A new study raises fresh doubts about the approach. Photo Researchers, Inc./Science Source hide caption toggle caption Photo Researchers, Inc./Science Source To reverse a medical abortion, some doctors have prescribed progesterone. A new study raises fresh doubts about the approach. Photo Researchers, Inc./Science Source A…
State ignored worker death to lure Amazon business, report says

State ignored worker death to lure Amazon business, report says

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Enlarge / The Amazon logo at the entrance of a logistics center in France, July 2019. Reports of poor and unsafe working conditions within Amazon's sprawling web of warehouses have been surfacing for years. A new report alleges that not only did conditions in one Indiana warehouse lead to a worker's death in 2017 but…
How to Present Your Kid to the Wild World of Social Network

How to Present Your Kid to the Wild World of Social...

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One of the trickiest parts of parenting is teaching our kids how to safely do things that have a great potential for harming them. It starts with teaching them to use scissors safely when they’re preschoolers, then sharp knives to cut their own food and, before we know it, how to drive a car. We…

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