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At 2015 SRA Meeting: Automaker Liability, World Refugee Crises, Risk and Resilience

Journalists are invited as guests to find great news leads and meet experts at the Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA, December 6-10, 2015.
27-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Should Pools Ban Certain Risky Dives? It May Be Pointless in Curbing Kids’ Injuries

Diving restrictions do not protect divers from injuries, new research suggests.
23-Nov-2015 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

U.S. Airlines Learning from Accident Close Calls, But They Can Try Harder, Study Finds

Although U.S. airlines are extraordinarily safe, they are missing an important opportunity to acquire even more safety-related information because some incidents involving close calls are not probed as evidence of potentially dangerous behavior but...
29-Oct-2015 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Do Mothers React to More Info about Chemical Risks? The Answer May Surprise You

Mothers who are pregnant or have young children would be expected to be more concerned about protecting their offspring from environmental risks that are reported most in the news, but a new study raises doubts about that conventional wisdom.
28-Sep-2015 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Mandatory Life Jackets Could Cut Odds of Recreational Boating Deaths 80 Percent, Experts Say

Scientists conclude that increasing life jacket wear by only 20 percent would have saved 1,721 out of 3,047 boaters involved in accidents between 2008 and 2011, a finding that could be used to argue for regulations requiring use of the safety...
4-Aug-2015 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Aggressive Vaccination Prevented Amish Measles Contagion From Spreading Broadly

Under-vaccinated communities face heightened risk of measles outbreaks that can spread nationally within a year unless squelched quickly, but a vigorous vaccination response during a 2014 outbreak in North American Amish communities in Ohio...
23-Jul-2015 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What’s On Terrorists' Minds? Research Points to Improved Prediction Models

Counter-terrorism officials working to anticipate where and how terrorists are planning their attacks could gain important insights into terrorists’ judgments by modifying the widely held assumption that terrorists are fully rational actors who...
29-Jun-2015 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Power Outages May Become Worse Absent Upgrades to National, State Reliability Rules

Researchers who studied the national and state regulations that are supposed to ensure a reliable electricity system throughout the United States have concluded that important upgrades are needed in the way the reliability of the systems is measured...
27-May-2015 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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